it’s very neat when Scripture speaks life into lyrics. More times than not, I don’t really know what my lyrics mean. I have a vague sense of what I write, but if people ask me what one particular song is about or what experience I am talking about, I couldn’t give them a concise answer.
sometimes, the Holy Spirit guides me to verses that give me a better light to the words I write, the words that I sing so often. I think it is very cool when this happens.
our song reflex’s meaning is summed up in the bridge:
‘your reflex is love, can I learn that too?’
in Hebrews 3, verse 12-13 read (the MSG paraphrase)::
so watch your step, friends. make sure there’s no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. For as long as it’s still God’s Today, keep each other on your toes so sin doesn’t slow down your reflexes. If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we’re in this with Christ for the long haul.
our reflex is love, too.
when we hang on to the sure thing we started out with.
I see it like this:
maybe sometimes we aren’t sure what our experiences mean.
maybe sometimes our purpose is tainted by our busyness.
maybe sometimes we don’t have concise answers.
maybe sometimes we don’t really know what we are talking about or what we are trying to say.
I think that’s okay. when God says He’s a God who surpasses all understanding, we shouldn’t really act surprised when we don’t know or can’t explain what He’s doing. I think I’d rather have a God that identifies and surrounds me with love, not just information. I think if we intend to speak life and love into the world, our words will be formed and weaved in a way that we don’t understand. in a way that touches hearts.
not by us, of course.
after all, we don’t really know what we are trying to say, except that
my God is holding me.
my God is loving me.
my God is showing me that
He’s what my song means.
even when I forget.