Giants do die
The bigger they are, the harder they fall
Last year, my kids turned me on to radio station 104.7 here in Richmond. I love turning it on and finding new (to me) songs that have some powerful messages.
Giants, they die
Just walk around your Jericho wall
I get stuck sometimes, caught listening to the same music, reading the same blogs, talking to the same people - forgetting that the world we live in is populated with vastly different people and ideas and styles of communication.
Now we come in Your nameAnd we stand on Your word
What is loosed in the heavensWill be loosed on earthLet God arise - giant, die!
And my life sometimes reflects just that - a boring regurgitation of what's familiar to me. Sometimes I catch it in my daily routine - other times, when I'm doing things that are more "spiritual".
Your praise will bring down strong holds
When you pray, you will see miracles
Just pray when things seem impossible
And the King of Glory will show His glory
So, yesterday I spent some time with a friend. She's facing some challenging circumstances in this season of life. We talked about practical matters, about future plans, about spiritual growth, about our passion for our friendship. Her attitude is great - she is ever the optimist, looking forward and upward, always able to see the positive, trusting that God is going to meet every need. She is inspirational in her ability to hold on to hope and to persevere.
But she's got some tough stuff going on.
So we talked, and I listened, and I prayed for her, and I continued to pray for her after we parted company.
When you praise/when you praise
When you praise they gotta come down
When you worship/when you worship
When you worship they gotta come down
When you shout/ just shout
When you shout they gotta come down
And this morning, on the way to my early breakfast meeting, this song that I heard yesterday on 104.7 came back into my head. Over and over and over. Odd, because I only heard it once - fleetingly - and yet it was firmly implanted in my brain.
And God reminded me that my perspective is oh so limited sometimes. Too many times. I get stuck in my way of prayer and care and concern and my outlook and I miss something awesome.
So, friend - can I have a do-over? (Yeah - ANOTHER one!) Can I just say this to you?
"Giants do die - the bigger they are, the harder they fall!"
That's for my friend - and for all of us. Whatever you are facing, no matter the challenge before you, our faith informs us of this: God works. And this song reminds me - when we worship, when we praise, when we shout - when we let God arise, those giants - no matter what they are - they gotta come down.
What are you facing today? Illness? Fear? Financial challenges? Frustration? Whatever your giant is - keep this in mind.
They gotta come down.
For my friend, and for anybody else who needs it.
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(And just for the record, I'm watching this over and over and over and over at the office, driving my coworkers nuts, but I'm having a dancing good time.....)