I was feeling down. I literally said to my wife Heather "Babe, do you
think life will ever click, click, click and feel like it's all right
I felt like we were on this parallel track to what our lives should be...only a few clicks away from where "right" was. It was a bit of a Matrix moment... like Morpheus saying "What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad."
Have you had that feeling? Like you're missing out, like you're missing IT, like the world around you is moving on and your train is so close, but you j u s t c a n ' t r e a c h . . . i t .
That's no fun, eh? It isn't for me. And I've had that feeling more often that I'd like to admit.
(Do you know what's coming next?)
I sat down at the piano...
You unravel me...with a melody...You surround me with a song...of deliverance...from my enemies...till all my fears are gone...CLICK!...I'm no longer a slave to fear...I am a child of God...I'm no longer a slave to fear...I am a child of God...CLICK!...You split the sea so I could walk right through it...my fears were drowned in perfect love...You rescued me so I can stand and sing...I am a child of God...There is power in the name of Jesus...there is power in the name of Jesus...There is power in the name of Jesus...to break every chain...break every chain...break every chain...CLICK!
Suddenly I was back on track.
The power of testifying, of worship, of God's word, of the Holy Spirit, of music, of a holy moment. And life...suddenly made sense.
Listen, nothing changed in my circumstances. My kids were still having a second round of the stomach bug in 3 weeks. I still don't have much clarity about our dream to live in Costa Rica. I'm still in recovery mode from a tough ministry assignment. My wife is still great(ly uncomfortable) with child (number six is due in three weeks). We still have to deal with food allergies.
But everything changed. I was home. I felt right.
It's the power of God's presence to click, click, click things back into alignment!
Like a chiropractor for the soul.
I'm reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Kent Henry:
I have given you My presence to carry you through everyday life.
So don’t hesitate to make a demand on My power for your daily help.
So take regular times with your instrument or with a recording or just with your voice and meet with God in song, allowing him to realign your entire being with His perspective, His plan, and His purpose!
ps. That No Longer Slaves and Break Every Chain medley was inspired by the Lee University folks. Check it!
pps. For those of you hoping that this was going to be a post about why using click tracks can be a good idea, hit me up...and I'll write one. :)