Sunday, August 18, 2013

Good Morning!

Good Morning
~ Mandisa ~ 

Wave away my yesterday
Cause I'm leaving it behind me.
Hello sunshine, come what may,
I feel something new inside me.

I hear the birds singing,
Now my alarm's ringing,
Get up, get up, hey!

It's a good morning! 
Wake up to a brand new day!
This morning,
I'm stepping, stepping on my way.
Good morning,
You give me strength,
You give me just what I need
 And I can feel the hope that's rising in me,
It's a good morning.

Slow down, breathe in,
Don't move ahead
I'm just living in this moment.
I've got my arms raised, unphased,
Jump out of bed
Gotta get this party going.

I went to bed dreaming,
You woke me up singing,
Get up, get up, hey!

It's a good morning! 
Wake up to a brand new day!
This morning,
I'm stepping, stepping on my way.
Good morning,
You give me strength,
You give me just what I need
 And I can feel the hope that's rising in me,
It's a good morning.

* * * * *

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning,
great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV

Many of you already know that Mandisa is probably my favorite Christian recording artist. For those of you who follow American Idol, Mandisa competed in season five. The three judges stated that they didn't "get" her Christian music and she was eliminated that night, finishing ninth. From there, Toby Mac stepped in and helped Mandisa get her foot in the door with the release of Lose My Soul, which included Toby Mac, Mandisa, and Kirk Franklin.  Before much longer, Mandisa recorded Good Morning, where she featured Toby Mac. You can watch the music video debut on Good Morning, America. (My favorite part comes at 1:25, where news anchor Robin Roberts is singing along.) Mandisa has so many great songs. I just love her music. She helps me remember that God's mercies ARE new every morning. Each day IS a brand new day and another chance.
And in case you wondered - and even if you didn't :) - I shot the above photo a couple years ago at Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, Orlando. I was on a boat crossing the World Showcase Lagoon at sunset. God's mercies are good then, too! Hang on to that promise and have a great day!

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