Guest Post by: Randy Langley
I WANT TO SING
A warm morning at this time of year was rare, but this morning was just that.
As I sat on the porch and enjoyed the coffee, the warmth, the peace … the quiet was interrupted.
The interruption came not as a boom of thunder, or a blasting stereo from a passing car … the interruption came as a simple song from a single bird.
As I searched the branches and caught a glimpse of the troubadour; the balladeer; the serenader; …I asked myself,
“What was this bird made for?”
“Why did God put this bird in Oklahoma?”
“Why my tree?”
“Why this morning?”
And the answer became clear ,
“To sing for you.” This bird was created to sing for me, today. Not for you, not tomorrow. For me. Today.
Because this songbird has no worries, no cares, it is free to fulfill its purpose. It’s purpose to sing for me, today.
As I listened the seemingly random whistle of it’s song changed to a familiar tune “I want to sing a song for You”.
As the words to the Third Day song came to mind, I realized I needed to be more like that bird.
The details of life were weighing me down and not allowing me to fly … or sing.
I needed to lay down my worries, I needed to put my cares in the hands of God and fulfill my purpose to sing. To sing to God …
“A song of Your faithfulness A song of Your grace And of Your loving kindness To the glory of Your name With everything that’s in me, Lord Listen to me say I want to sing a song for You I want to sing a song”
Randy Langley is finding his voice again
as he works to stop worrying
and start singing.
He can be found on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma with his lovely wife LeAnne and their two boys, Spencer (13) and Connor (12).