Thursday, June 4, 2009

You Inspire Me

You Inspire Me

Steve Green - Find us faithful Lyrics

We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who've gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find


Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

How many times in your life have you heard someone say this to you,"You Inspire Me," I have actually heard it a lot. Inspiring people usually don't set out to inspire others they just do in how they handle the challenges life throws their way. I actually am an introverted person and I like to do the high process, behind the scenes work and every time I learn I am the trendsetter. One example is last year I was swimming laps at the YMCA twice a week as a result of having had knee surgery. I worked my way up to 60 laps per week. The other women began swimming laps and telling me, "You Inspire Me." They were there mainly for the social outlet and they began to see the true health benefit of perseverance.

The lyrics of the song above, "Find Us Faithful," are special to me as they also speak of perseverance. Inspiration is born out of perseverance. The moment of inspiration comes out of faithfulness to a craft, cause, or relationship.When I was in college I sang alto in the show choir for the college and at graduation and we sang this song. The best part was that my older brother, Dave had finally decided college was worth finishing and he had attended during my final semester and I was now officially handing over my college to him for the next three years. He said I inspired him to follow in my footsteps and finish.

Well now my brother Dave is among the great cloud of witnesses after leaving a heritage of footprints and watching for me to come behind him. That's why in my Flip flops challenge piece the flip flops are in the clouds. "Run with Perseverance the race marked out for us..." Hebrews 12:1

Go out and inspire somone today!