Off Again


I’m heading to Ohio in a few hours, so I decided to share an old post of a song that I have loved for a long time. Have a blessed day and week…I’ll be seeing you!


“How Long Has It Been” – Monday Musical Musings


Good morning!


IMAG1492It’s Monday morning and many of us are preparing to head to work this morning. It has been a great weekend at our home and I look forward to a great week.


And since it is Monday, why not talk a little about music and how it’s blessed me through the years?


This song has been in my heart for a very long time. I recall my Dad singing this song when I was a young girl. I’m certain this is not the case, but I only remember my Mom or my Dad singing one solo each in a church service. This is the song my Dad sang.


The question asked is “How Long Has It Been?” Have long has it been since you’ve been with Jesus? Since you’ve prayed to Him? Since you’ve poured your heart out to Him? Since you felt that your life is worthwhile? Since you called Him your Friend?


This old gospel tune draws us to the throne of grace. If it’s been a while, perhaps you should take a few moments to communicate with God and let Him know how it’s going in your life. He would love to hear from you.


If you connect to the lyrics of this song and they resonate through your heart and mind, let’s continue to enter God’s presence and share our thoughts and hearts with Him. Let’s continue to call Him our Friend.


For encouragement, just read through these verses that speak to being in God’s presence and the benefits we receive as we choose to be with Him.


“Honor and majesty are in his presence; strength and joy are in his sanctuary.” (1 Chronicles 16:27 – AMP)


“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6 – NIV)


“In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.” (Psalm 31:20 – NIV)


“How Long Has It Been?”


How long has it been since you talked with the Lord
And told him your heart’s hid in secrets?
How long since you prayed?
How long since you stayed on your knees till the light shone through?

How long has it been since your mind felt at ease?
How long since your heart knew no burden?
Can you call him your friend?
How long has it been since you knew that he cared for you?

How long has it been since you knelt by your bed
And prayed to the Lord up in heaven?
How long since you knew that he’d answer you
And would keep you the long night through?

How long has it been since you woke with the dawn
And felt this day is worth living?
Can you call him your friend?
How long has it been since you knew that he cared for you?[i]


If you want to listen to this beautiful tune, click here.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] “How Long Has It Been?” Words and Music by Mosie Lister, 1956.

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