Saturday, December 4, 2010


Bozo the clown punching bag

Did you ever have one of these? I did and I loved it. Last night as I tried to fall asleep and replayed the events of the last few weeks in my mind, this is the picture that popped into my head. A few weeks ago as a couple of friends were praying for me I said, "I feel I keep getting the wind knocked out of me and everytime I stand up it happens again." Isn't it great to know that we are "weighted" and do not have to stay down?

One of my favorite songs a few years ago was Still Standing by Israel Houghton. Some of the lyrics are:

You gave me courage to believe that all your goodness I will see
and if it had not been for you standing on my side where would I be

Chorus: If not for your goodness if not for your grace I don't know where I
would be today if not for your kindness I never could say I'm still
standing if not for your mercy if not for your love I most likely would
have given up if not for your favor I never could say I'm still standing
but by the grace of God

To you I lift my offering and set my heart on higher things for
if it had not been for you standing on my side where would I be

In the middle of the song he gives an exhortation and this is what he says (my favorite part of the song), read it all, it is powerful:

I feel the need to explain something
This is not I’m still standing and I barely made it and I crawled into the building
Just pray for me brother and nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen kind of standing

When I was a kid I had one of those things that you could punch it and it’d go down and it would pop right back up because it was weighted on the bottom
That would preach wouldn’t it
So, this kind of still standing is
He’s hit me with his best shot
Life has poured all it could on me
And I got to bounce back in my spirit

Enjoy the song:

Psalm 27:13, 14
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD

Over the last few weeks I have had to deal with physical and emotional pain. I can tell you that I bounced back in my spirit long before my body caught up. It was exciting and challenging at the same time. My emotions and spirit were high, but my body was in pain and weak, so I had to wait on the Lord and what a blessing that was. My strength was renewed and I will soar on wings like eagles.

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Mari said...

Great song - I never heard it before. I've been thinking of you. Glad you are still standing!

Missie said...

Great song, it was new to me.

Teena in Toronto said...

I always wanted one of those clowns!

Happy blogoversary :)

Elizabeth H said...

I'm still praying for you all, and am glad to hear how the Lord is answering! {{hugs}}

stacey said...

Hey Pretty Lady!!!!
Great song:) - I can't find your email address and my computer is not letting me hit email on your main profile page for some reason?!?!? (Here is mine-

Talk to you soon!

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Cindy said...

You know...although you've not posted much in recent months...I never forget to lift you up to our precious Lord...continuing to pray friend!!!

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A multi-dimensional life said...

Great song Mari!
I do love your taste in music!
Hope your Christmas was beautiful.
Lorraine (shaking loose) :)

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Toyin O. said...

Great song, thanks for sharing.


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Admire your passion...thanks for sharing.

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