This weeks pick comes from 1998, a song by one of my favorite musicians John Mellencamp, but most know him as "Cougar." The title of the song is "Your Life Is Now." I first heard this song while attending my first ever concert at Riverbend Cincinnati with my Dad in 1999. We both enjoyed his style of American Rock of his Cougar days, and now he has a unique folk blues rock thing going on. I remember standing at the concert with Dad, both of us in awe of John having so many fans wanting to come see him in person. After the concert my Dad bought me Mellencamps new album (thanks again Dad!) which was on sale with the official vendors-which obviously included this song. This week I have really enjoyed this song-mainly because of its slow tempo, and blunt statement of "your life is now." Some days it is real hard to enjoy life right NOW being so far from my Wife and both our families. The lyrics of the song remind me of a great bible verse that I want to share for encouragement for those days that you are struggling through, or perhaps you are just in a plain 'ol bad mood.
1 Corinthians 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." I have struggled with this some days this week for sure, and I know in the past more days I care to remember. But I like to TRY to keep this in mind during my trials-and remind myself "your life is now-and do all to the glory of God." It's important to be aware of your character, actions, and work ethics in order to give glory to Gods plan for you NOW, right at this moment.
Enjoy the song, it's what I have enjoyed all week.