Through all of it

This morning, while sitting at a stop sign near my house my dear friend (and Mike’s wife), Chasity, drove by.  As Mike has shared before God has blessed their family with a special gift… his name is Dominic.

Anyhow, Chasity and I smiled and waved at each other.  A few seconds later my attention was drawn to the song playing on the radio… I heard the following lyrics:

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

I’m not normally a sappy sort of guy but I could feel the Holy Spirit covering me and tears started to form in my eyes as I thought of how wonderful the Short family is.

I thank God they are in my family’s life and I continue to pray for them and, most especially, for Dominic.  I just love that little boy and look forward to the next time I can read “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to him!  Pro Tip: this is the best children’s book ever written!

When I got to my office I decided to look that song up and send it to Chasity.  And just so my Exodus brothers don’t worry… I didn’t watch any other videos!

Here’s the video (lyrics below).

Through all it
By Colton Dixon

There are days I’ve taken more than I can give
And there are choices that I made
That I wouldn’t make again
I’ve had my share of laughter
Of tears and troubled times
This is has been the story of my life

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

You were there when it all came down on me
When I was blinded by my fear
And I struggled to believe
But in those unclear moments
You were the one keeping me strong
This is how my story’s always gone

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
Through all of it

And this is who You are
More constant than the stars up in the sky
All these years of our lives, I
I look back and I see You
Right now I still do
And I’m always going to

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy
I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

Until next time… be holy, eat clean, and do more push-ups!