Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Time To Clean This Old House...

One of my favorite Contemporary Christian Songs out today is, "Whatever You're Doing," by Sanctus Real. As I have been cleaning intensely from the remodeling, all the dust and mess, one line really strikes a chord with me, "...Time to clean this old house."

This is a song of encouragement. One about letting go of the past, and moving on. Purging the things that keep us prisoner to the past. There are times when we try, but can not clean "our houses" on our own. We need to surrender to God and allow Him to take us forward, give us peace.

I hope you have a few moments to listen to the Youtube video and follow the lyrics below. And I hope that this song blesses your heart as it did mine! ~Rhonda :)

Whatever You're Doing
~Sanctus Real

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time to make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
And all I can do is surrender

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something Heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Reevaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow Your will
Or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is You want from me
I give everything I surrender...

Find More lyrics at

Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something Heavenly

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This is something bigger than me
Larger than life something Heavenly
Something Heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out


Smilingsal said...

I hadn't heard this before. I like it. Thanks.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a beautiful song. Thanks for sharing!!!

Vanessa Greenway said...

What a wonderful song! Thanks for sharing it with us. Love, Vanessa

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Rhonda,
Did you know that Matt who is the lead singer from Sanctus Real and his wife Sarah are friends of ours. They live a few blocks from us. I had a picture of them on my blog a couple of weeks ago. They are the most precious family. I love this song too but then I am pretty biased.


Bo said...

Oh Rhonda...this song is so fitting
for me today. Thanks! ;-) Bo

laurie said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. laurie

Stacey said...

Love that song!! Contemporary Christian music is the best. Makes me and my teenagers happy. :)

Darlene said...

That is a beautiful song...thanks for sharing!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yep - I love them.
Oh, and when you're done with yours....please come do mine. It's beyond bad. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

great post. It's time for me to actually clean the house...probably BOTH ways!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Rhonda,
If you're at the cleaning stage does that mean you're almost finished with the wallpaper removal?

Great post, lots to reflect on, thanks for sharing!

The Blonde Duck said...

I have to stop by any blog with the word whimsy in the name! How charming!

Shelia said...

Hi, sweet Rhonda! Oh, how I love that song and needed to be reminded of those words today!
Be a sweetie,

Kristen said...

How encouraging...thanks for sharing

Picket said...

Morning Scooter...that song is beautiful...and so perfect for this time of year...You know I love this time of year cause my family is so close and we are always up under each others armpits as we say! lol But I realize there are everywhere that this is a hard time of year for..there is so much hurt and bitterness between some family members and the stress and tension just build up and they won't let go and forgive and it is like a time bomb waiting to go off and it usually does at the holidays...we all have a do a little 'house' cleaning of our souls from time to time...beautiful post girl!

Grandma Faith said...

Wonderful music! This song touched my heart. I am so glad I came to your blog today. Thanks, Faith

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Rhonda, Thanks for coming by and checking out my toppers. :) What a pretty song. Love it!
I just realized you were from NC! We are stationed in J'ville. Come visit anytime. You're always welcome. ~Melissa

Michelle said...

I haven't heard this song before...Loved it...Beautiful words!

Rue said...

Hi again Rhonda :)

The broccoli is okay when it's cold, but if you have an electric warmer or buffet server with sterno on low it stays perfect :)

I hope you like it!


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

So true!

M ^..^

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Rhonda, I hadn't heard this before. I absolutely love it! What a wonderful song - thank you for sharing it.

the voice of melody said...

What a wonderful post! So uplifting.

I heard that song just today on the radio. What a blessing to see how you've used it in this post. :)

ivoryspring said...

Hello Rhonda,

It's lovely to hear from you! It's kind of funny - because I have definitely been cleaning my house. My house has been sorely neglected because I was having to work on getting three quilts out to magazines in about 1 month. Now that the pressing deadlines are over, I am having to clean out every nook and cranny around the house.

I am doing well, just tired - so, I am going to take it easy for the rest of this week and catch up on my sleep too! :)


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

oh my lord you ought to see my house ! I have Christmas decorations strung out everywhere,I have a big mess going on here. So when your done at your place come to mine LOL .

Pink Slippers said...

Never heard it.
Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

fabulous song, scooter...thanks for letting us hear it.
love, bj

imjacobsmom said...

What a timely post - I have my 9th year job review on Tuesday and the Dr. makes us fill out an evaluation on ourselves to reflect how we think we are doing..... I think after 9 years we could forego this procedure it's so dumb, See, I need to "clean house" and I literally, need to clean my house....Robyn

Monogram Queen said...

I can always use some words of encouragement! Thank you.
Thanks for your kind comments this past week too!

Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda, I don't think I have ever heard it before...I like it!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend...I can't wait to see what all you have been up to..I know it will be inspiring! nancy

Tammy said...

Rhonda thank you for that. I needed to hear that. It sounds lovely.
I tagged you today(Sunday) on my blog post. Come see me and hae a look. Thanks!

Susie Harris said...

What a pretty song!

Susan S. said...

Love that song! The message is great! My OTHER favorit is Brandon Heath's--"Give me Your Eyes"....have you heard it!?!?!?

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda! Beautiful song! It blesses my soul whenever I hear a song sung by a man, that speaks of surrendering to the Lord. I just love a man who openly loves the Lord. Deb

Pearl said...


Thanks for passing along a blessing...

~hugs~ Pearl

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