Wednesday, November 07, 2007

You're Changing the World!

I have been loving Steven Curtis Chapman's new cd, "This Moment." Today as I was driving my son to drum lessons, this song came on and it really ministered to me. (I love "mom" songs!) I wanted to share the lyrics with you today and remind my fellow mom-sisters that you are changing the world!

(If you're not an iTunes junkie like I am,you can listen to a sample of the song or purchase it here.)


"One Heartbeat at a Time"

You're up all night with a screaming baby
You run all day at the speed of life
And every day you feel a little bit less
Like the beautiful woman you are

So you fall in bed when you run out of hours
And you wonder if anything worth doing got done
Well, maybe you just don't know
Or maybe you've forgotten

That you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Making history with every touch and every smile
Oh, you, you may not see it now
But I believe that time will tell
How you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time

With every "I know you can do it"
And every tear that you kiss away
So many little things that seem to go unnoticed
They're just like the drops of rain over time
They become a river

And you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Making history with every touch and every smile
Oh, you, you may not see it now
But I believe that time will tell
How you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time

You're beautiful
So beautiful
How you're changing the world
Yeah, you're changing the world

You, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Making history with every touch and every smile
Oh, you, you may not see it now
But I believe that time will tell
How you, you are changing the world
Oh, I believe that you
You are changing the world
One little heartbeat
At a time

And you're changing the world

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I know sometimes it seems like we're only changing dirty diapers...changing the TV channel (to something appropriate!)...changing the roll on the tp... changing plans... or changing our minds- and all the while changing shape! But this song put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye today as it reminded me that by God's grace (and with His guidance) I am changing something else, something far more significant. And that privilege is worth whatever changes come with it!


9 comments:

Susanne said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! (I didn't realize he had a new CD out...I'll have to check into that!) I very much needed that reminder today. Thanks so much for sharing.

Joni said...

I-Tunes junkie? That I am! I'm downloading this today (well, the whole CD probably). I think I'll use it right away in the Bible study I'm teaching about how to follow Jesus as a wife a mother. Thanks for sharing, Cindy. ;)

Joni said...

Oops! I mean CYndi. Sorry!

Mindy said...

What a blessing!
THANKS!
In HIM -
Mindy

Deidre said...

Thank you, Cyndi. This is beautiful. I had never heard it before. It certainly ministered to my heart today.

Susanne said...

Lovely song and lovely post, Cyndi.

Dianne said...

sounds like a good gift for my sister. thanks for the tip.

Jessie's parents said...

I love SCC! Every song on his new album is amazing and so full of meaning. It is my favorite album ever!

Jenny in Ca said...

wow, I really liked that. I haven't bought a new Steven Curtis Chapman album in years...I'm going to have to go out and get this one now.

thanks for sharing.