Sunday, 25 August 2013

The Father's Song

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Today we are honoured to have guest-writer, Darrel, on the blog! We are sure you'll love the post as much as we did!

The Father’s Song
There are many ways that God speaks to us.  But for me over my years of being a child of God, I have often heard God in songs.  For me there is a lyric for almost every situation I find myself in.  I love it.
God knows my love for music and meets me in that interest.

Now for many, they say God speaks to them best in ‘worship’ music.  However, for me that is not the case.  I do feel calm whilst listening to worship.  Yet God has sung another song over me.
There is a verse in Zephaniah 3: 17 where the writer speaks of God this way:
“The Lord your God is with you; He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love;
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Did you see it?  We spend a few hours each Sunday (and maybe during the week too) singing songs to God; however in this passage we are reminded that God sings over us.
What line would God sing over you right now?

If we had the time, I could go on and on about the amazing bands that are out there.  Now, a disclaimer: a lot of the bands that I listen to are part of Christian labels, some may be known as Christian bands and others may have one or two Christian members.

(I do listen to many other bands too.)

However the reason I listen to what I listen to is because I love the sound that band produces, I love the topics they sing about.  Those are the reasons that grab before anything else.

Now in my life thus far I have been blessed to see a few bands live.  Last year Switchfoot came to South Africa, and I know a few there would agree with me, that it felt like Jesus was rocking out with us.  There was something about that night…His spirit was there.  I capture that memory over here:
(Feel free to check it out.)

However I want to draw your attention to two other bands that I saw live and how through their lyrics God has sung truth and conviction to me:
“But I know as I hammered those nails into your beautiful hands, your eyes still try to search for mine, but I look away.  Now your eyes are the only thing that can save me.” (Blindside – Pitiful)
Wow!  Do you hear it?  When I heard this song for the first time I had tears in my eyes.  My God did this for me?!  That’s grace.

Then I like this song by Thrice: “My heart is filled with songs of forever, of a city that endures, where all is made new, I know I don’t belong here, I’ll never call this place my home.  Just passing through.” (In Exile)
I smile as I write out those lyrics.  Such truth there.  This, here, it’s not our home.  We’re in exile here on this fallen earth.

How epic are those lyrics? God is singing to us, He can use any genre He so desires.
Question is: will you listen to what He is singing over you?  If He challenges you with some lyrics, would you respond accordingly?

Have an epic week ahead and as you listen to songs… may you hear the lyrics clearly….

Shot for reading!  A BIG thanks to “Rocking it Christian Style” for letting me share with you all.  Feel free to contact me if you want some good band recommendations.....  

1 comment:

  1. Feel honoured to see my blog here. thank you.