Last night I heard ADAM LAMBERT
Did you get a chance to hear his rendition of "The Tracks of My Tears" on American Idol last night? I remember the original version written and sung by Smokey Robinson ...we'll not mention just how long ago that was, ok? "Outside I'm masquerading/Inside, my hope is fading"...wafting through the airwaves falling softly on my ears...in a whole new way...his re-make gave this song a "new life".
Were you as surprised as I was by this performance and appearance tonight?! ... Previously, he has mainly shown his "rockin' " prowess, edgy hairstyle and black-painted fingernails.
Last night I was 12 again...kinda swooning-- the way I once did when Donny or David Cassidy would sing their solos!
One word is too small to convey this young man's GOD-given ABILITY to CANTILLATE, CROON, or ROCK OUT. Whatever word you use, it's apparent he's worked hard and fine-tuned an "AMAZING" gift... in his voice & stage presence...
Each of us can often change, too...like shifting shadows. We can manipulate our appearances, our demeanor, our commitment levels even.
Unfortunately there are manipulations, deceptions all around us....especially on television...fooling the world.
But, our Lord does not change...does not shift...He is the rock, He is steady, He is creator, provider of every good and fruitful thing!
He knows our "real" hearts, our "true" intentions, and recognizes us even when we think we've "fooled the world".
Lord, Help us each recognize what You do in our lives;
Give us Your steadfastness to do Our Father's Will.
Give us the "stage presence" to stand up for Your truth as we "take each curtain call"...
seeking Your face in everything we do...
using our Hands and Feet to praise You and work for God's kingdom!
Amen & Amen...Let it be so!!
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.