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Just go on and belt it out

March 4, 2009

In continuing the (very) recent trend here of spiritual insight, I was listening to my new David Crowder Band CD Remedy Club Tour Edition today, and the opening song particularly caught my ears. The name of the song is “I’m Trying to Make You Sing,” and it embodies a lot of what my life perspective is—or should be—every day. Below are the complete lyrics to the song and an mp3 of it (turn up the volume):

And I’m trying to make you sing
From inside where you believe
Like it’s something that you need
Like it means everything

And I’m trying to make you feel that
This is for real, that life is happening
That it means everything
I’m just trying to make you sing

The part that struck me is this line from the second stanza:

This is for real, that life is happening

Because it is. This is the life we’re all living, and it’s the life that’s been graciously given to us. Whether you’re a Christian or not, you can’t deny that this beautiful life that we all get to live is a blessing. And it’s something we have all been designed to enjoy.

But the main idea that came to me was that every day of our lives—even every second—should be a song. Louie Giglio talks about God’s soundtrack, and I think that soundtrack is personalized to each individual person. And we should be spending our time trying to evoke that song out of everyone we meet, not trying to quell it and keep everyone silent.

Each person has the song of life in their lungs, but not everyone is comfortable enough to sing it.

No, it doesn’t have to literally be letting your vocal cords open, but your song is your life, it’s your calling and it’s your purpose. Whatever you do, do it as if there is a song guiding your every step, be it a worship song or something else. But music drives us and music defines us.

Let it define your actions, and take the time to bring it out of others. Because when our lives are in tune and singing along, the world is such a beautiful place to be.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Ally permalink
    March 5, 2009 11:00 am

    You had me at David Crowder 🙂 Awesome post of joy – thanks for this today!

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