Righteous Livin’

When I’m driving up a steep hill,
Sometimes I think my car won’t make it.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the power I need.

When I’m trying to move the sofa,
Sometimes I find I cannot budge it.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the strength I need.

When I get up in the night time,
Sometimes I trip on things I can’t see.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the light I need.

When I go to spend my money,
Sometimes I find it doesn’t buy much.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the worth I need.

When I buy some special gadget,
Sometimes it’s not all I was promised.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the truth I need.

When I’m looking through the paper,
Sometimes the violence jumps right at me.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the peace I need.

When I’m driving up a steep hill,
Sometimes I think my car won’t make it.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the power I need.

About this Song:
Randy Trail, a friend from years past, doesn’t just play guitar. He buys, sells, and swaps them. He used to tickle me saying, “I’ll never sell this one, though.” And two months later he would.

But Randy had one little Fender guitar amplifier he was especially fond of. Said he, “I’ll never get rid of this amp. It has all the power I’ll ever need.”

I don’t know if he still owns that amp or not, but his words inspired this song. It’s somewhat bluesy in style, and the words are more repetitive than I’ve indicated above. It’s a FUN song to sing and play. You can find a recording of it in the dropdown box here.

More than fun, though. I think the lyrics say so much about the special gifts God gives His children: power, strength, light, worth, truth, and peace.

If your life is lacking any of these things, let me assure you that God is waiting for you to turn to Him, place your life in His hands, and ask for what you need.

~*~

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I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Rogerou

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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