Monday, October 25, 2010

CUP OF JOY!! Soul Melody

One day, the great Felix Mendelssohn wandered into
the cathedral
where the magnificent Freiburg organ
could be found. 

(updated Freiburg organ)

He asked  if he might play a few notes on it. 
The custodian, unaware of who was making the request,
refused him permission.  After a time, he reluctantly 
agreed to let him play.  Mendelssohn took his seat,
and the
most beautiful music began breaking forth!

The custodian was spellbound!

He came alongside the great musician and asked his name.
Upon learning it, he stood humiliated, self condemned and
saying “And I refused you permission to play upon my organ!”

There is One who comes to us…each and every day…

desires to take our lives and “play” upon them. 
We withhold ourselves from Him, and refuse Him permission, when, if we would yield ourselves to Him, he would
bring from our souls


{excerpted from Streams in the Desert}

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.  Phillipians 2:13


Our days will be filled with JOY as we let God have his way
with us!

What’s in your cup today? JOY??

If not, maybe the Great Musician needs your permission to come in and play!

May your soul be filled with delight in Him all week long!

Love you bunches!




  1. What a wonderful story. So inspirational, and what a truth! Thank you, Becky dear, for this wonderful reminder of God's great love for us and desire to tune our lives to His glory and for our good.


    Sheila :-)

  2. Hi Best Friend, Love this post. Becky you bring such joy here and I know many are blessed by you! Big hugs coming your way today.

  3. Hi Becky,
    Wow, what a beautiful organ and such a moving story. Wishing you peace today as you start your week!

  4. Beautiful story my friend. Peace is in my cup today and gratefulness is overflowing onto my saucer.

    God is good and greatly to be praised.

    Beautiful post.

    Love to you~


  5. Neat story! Hope your Monday is full of JOY!!!

  6. Hi Becky,
    Lovely and words to live by..Our week (tomorrow) will be very heart wrenching for us. So my prayers for the week are for (justice and peace).
    You have such a sweet and kind spirit Becky and have touched many heats with your kind words.
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  7. Hi Becky,
    What a beautiful moving story!! Loved your post!
    God is so good!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. Oh Becky, what a beautiful post. You brought music to my heart. Thank you. Blessings to you day as well.

  9. I really enjoyed reading your post today!

  10. Great post...and it reminds me of that old song, "The Master's Hand"...taken from the poem about the old violin no one felt was worth anything and then a violinist took the instrument and started to play...the touch of the Master's Hand!
    Have a blessed week!!!

  11. Totally fantastic!!!!! This is a wonderful story with a perfect comparison.

  12. Great story! I was excited to see that you posted today! Have a wonderful week!

  13. Wow Becky, that is such a beautiful story! You are truly a blessing in my life, it is always good to be keeps me humble. Thank you....hugs and smiles across the miles...

  14. oh, so awesome! i just love this post today Becky.

    we had a great revival - got home late last night but the HOly Spirit showed up big time!!

  15. Thanks Becky for the thought provoking post. You are a great testimony for the Lord.

  16. Hi Beck,
    What a lovely post, and so very true!!
    Hope you are doing well sweetie. Feel like I haven't seen you for ages!!
    Hoping all is well,
    Love ya, Nellie

  17. Oh Becky, that was beautiful!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story to convey a wonderful message!!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  18. What a beautiful story! And what a great reminder! I love that picture of the flowers - so pretty!! Have a wonderful week Becky!!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  19. Hello dear Becky, I am finally getting back to my blogging friends after five days of company and a huge camera club event in our home. Lots of work and fun. Yesterday I just rested and took naps because it was a dark rainy day. It felt good!!!

    I so loved your story about the church and the wonderful Mendelssohn. A beautiful moment in ones life.

    I too love texture and fabric. You have a great idea for decorating in the calming colors you shared. It is also a great beachy look. Dreams do come true.

    Blessings and love to you dear friend,
    Jeanne xoxoxo

  20. Miss you lots.
    Praying for you.
    Love and ((HUGS))

  21. Such a beautiful post and so true! My husband just love organ music. It would be wonderful to of heard that piece he played on the organ.

  22. Oh Becky I am not sure how I missed this post, and so glad I found it today. I LOVED it. And it is just soo true. When His joy fills you up it can't help but spill over. Have a wonderful day. HUGS, Debbie

  23. What a beautiful story! Thank you so much for posting it. Glad things are going better with you now. Hope you are having a wonderful week, filled to the brim with God's love and JOY! Blessings, Karen

  24. Beautiful! Thank you for such an inspirational, and thought provoking post Becky.
    God Bless You!


Thank you so much for taking the time to share some JOY!
You're a blessing to me!