Lately, I had been getting bored with my IPod selection. None of my songs were speaking to me and I remember thinking, I need something. So, I turned on K-Love and there it was!
“You are more than the choices that you’ve made
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes
You are more than the problems you create
You’ve been remade”
You are More by Tenth Avenue North. When I heard it again on K-Love the next day, I had to know the meaning behind the song.
So here’s the story :
It’s fascinating to me because it’s something I would ponder or wonder about. But it never occurred to me. The argument has very strong points. It’s amazing how subtle messages sneak into our psyche subconsciously that is not the truth but affects our attitude and beliefs–and can ultimately affect our walk with God.
I struggle with such negative thoughts and I need to be told over and over again: You are more–even when you fail over and over again.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the humdrum of life and lose your purpose. I need reminding constantly that God has more for me if I reach out and grab it. He has more no matter my past or how much I screw up the present.
When I was a little girl, one of my dreams was to be a singer. Well, I can’t sing. I also greatly desired to play an instrument and never had the opportunity as a child. I’ve always been fascinated by music and love to listen to music that speaks to me in some way. I’m drawn to it. I guess in some way I wish I could write music but I’m lucky to know the difference between a quarter note and a half note. In another life I’d like to write music.
God didn’t gift me in that way. But I greatly admire those who are.
If you read this story, you’ll be as awestruck as I am. How do these guys know so much at such a young age? Again, I keep thinking of all I’ve missed out on. But I’m doing my best to catch up!
In BSF today, our leader spoke of the importance of music that celebrates Him and who He is. I couldn’t agree more. Music can drag me out of the worst of moods. Music can say things to me that no matter how many times I’ve read it or heard it spoken or told myself I don’t get it. Because for whatever reason music is in my soul. God is everywhere and He speaks through people, through His word, in Nature, in music, work, etc. He uses whatever medium He has to to get our attention. And for me it’s music.
God uses music to celebrate Him and who He is. He can revel himself through music. When God speaks through such music, it’s a powerful message and one I tend to listen to whole-heartedly.
I played this song over and over again as I drove around today. “I’ve been remade.” I keep thinking of me as the clay and God as the potter and when I fall apart, He remakes me. I keep telling this to myself over and over again. When I falter, God will remake me. When I give in to the side of me I don’t like, God will remake me. There is hope–because of Jesus and what God did for us. Not from anything we can do.
There is hope. And for me I find hope in many places (God, Bible, my work, my husband, my kids, people, etc). And today it’s this song.
End Note: My IPod has been a gift from God. It was given to me by my husband (another gift from God). It was invented/created by a human whose mind was a gift from God. It serves His purposes. Fascinating how everything ties together and all leads back to Him, isn’t it?