Well, friends...I'm headed to the studio again. This time I get to be there for TWO whole days which means I get to do TWO whole songs! I can't begin to say my excitement. Not only am I excited about hearing the final product, but both songs are packed with some seriously good words and thoughts, thanks to Jesus.
The first of these is a song I have recently titled: "Will You Say It Again?" I wrote it 4 years ago now, but it will probably be the song that echoes the cry of my heart most clearly for my whole life. When faced with big decisions, I long to know where God is leading. (Now, let me admit: I'm not perfect and I don't seek His will as I should in my everyday interactions and conversations. I need improvement there.). But, who doesn't want to know God's will for their life and their big decisions. We all want God to say: "Get this job. Move here. Marry that person, Etc..." He doesn't often to that. But, He does walk with us if we believe. He promises never to forsake us. And, He does sometimes give us the will to choose what to do when both options are equally good. Often times a choice he gives us is not between good or evil (although there are some and we know in this case what is right even if we don't do it), or not between better and best (sometimes He does this too), but often He lets us choose between best and another best. Even though I think this let's us express the unique person God made us to be, I also think that some of those decisions really don't matter to God as much as they matter to us. God is more concerned about how well we love. God is more concerned with the state of our hearts. And yes, this can be reflected in how we approach big decisions, but it is more clearly reflected in our day to day. Because God has a lot more to say in His word about our daily actions and the daily posture of our hearts.
My plea in this song and the general cry of my heart is: "God, do not let me miss Your voice. Where it is to be heard, let me hear it and let me follow it. Learn how to let me listen more and more so that as time goes on I always hear You. Even if it isn't for the answers to the questions I asked but just for the sweet knowledge of who You are." Clearly this was enough for the great characters of the Bible to act in ways that are incredible. Some of them heard the audible voice of God, but others didn't as far as we know.
The bridge of this song was an amazing experience. I was sitting on the bed in my parent's spare room at the time. I couldn't hardly write down the words fast enough as they came to me. It is about an amazing set of characters in the Bible who all do incredible things for God because of their faith. I want to be like them. And, I believe that the words of God (whether audible or not) are the catalyst that sparks faith and faithfulness in us. So, the cry of this bridge is the cry of my heart: "I just want to know what You said to them. Will You say it again?"
Will You Say It Again?
Just like Abraham went when you called him to go
To a land unknown
Just like a fisherman came out of his boatTo answer the call
They didn’t know what You’d bring them through
But they knew it was You
I don’t know what’s ahead
Can I know that You’re leading me?
With no time to reflect
Can I trust that You’re growing me?
Call my name and I’ll carry on no longer afraid
Show me grace when I’m overcome by my lack of faith
Peter asked for the call in the midst of the storm
Just to be sure
Never knew You’d respond with a call just to come
Out on the water
With one foot in the boat and one foot on the waves
He had chosen the Way
I don’t know what You said to them
But a donkey reached Bethlehem
And a people crossed a sea on dry land
Don’t know how he managed it
To outrun that chariot
Takes more than the legs of a man
To sit outside the temple gates
And still possess a healing faith
That rose as he started to dance
To walk into the blazing fire
Not knowing You’d be by their side
I just want to know what you said to them
Will you say it again?
What you said to them
Will you say it again?
My name is complicated. My parents named me Theresa. My friends call me "Pinky." My professional title is "Ms. Lindell." Choose one.