In such a random mood today, dont have much to post about. Still doing exams, had one this morning, didn’t go as well as hoped, but what can you do? 8 down, only 4 to go. I finish on the 21st, so will have to treat myself after it… a nice cup of coffee in my favourite coffee shop sounds good! Not like I havent been there anyway… twice already this week… opps.
Theres a lot happening in me at the minute, lots of God-stuff, and stuff with family and friends too. Seems to be ‘going around’ currently, have noticed a few of you guys posting about ‘therapy blogs’ and the likes… well, mine is a kind of therapy in letting me get my thoughts out and written down, but not in the really personal sense where I tell you all my deepest, darkest secrets! Sorry, that stuffs reserved for my closest buds. I may post more on the topic, or what God is doing with me, as I feel lead…
“Lord I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You
Lord I want to yearn”
The words to that song are resonating deeply with me. Man I just want that to be me. Thats my deepest longing… I just want to be passionate over my Saviour. And I know I havent been lately, not like I should. I’ve been listening to that song, and its become my prayer.
Lord, I want to yearn for You.
Last night I was at the Third Day concert in Belfast… and it was amazing. The guys just put on such a great show. I ended up sitting 4 th row, but got some great pictures up at the front.
They played Show Me Your Glory this year too, so I was pleased… its my favourite song and they didnt play it last year. All in all it was a pretty good set list, they did a few new songs too. Fantastic!
Have you every really thought about the power of music? I was listening to an album today, and got to thinking about all the situations it’s used in- in films, adverts, shops, even a soundtrack to our own lives. Music seems to have some kind of magical quality about it that can produce all sorts of emotions and feelings within us. What is it about music than can do that to me? Is it the lyrics? The melody? What? There was a really good discussion on the philosphy of music on the Down to Earth forum, you can check it out here. Well, it took a while to get into it, but if you perserver there are some interesting points raised.
I think my favourite question raised was, “Does it communicate something, or is it a mirror for us to see in?” I dont know the answer to that question, but when i’ve thought about it, I think for most people it is some kinda of ‘mirror’ for us to see ourselves in. When you look at the types of music we listen to in different situations, it almost always seems to relate to whatever situation we’re going through… for example, think of the typical music you play when your going through a break-up, really romantic stuff, or when your high as a kit and everythings going great, you play something uplifting.
Its really cool! I wonder how God feels when he hears music? I wonder does he feel the same range of emotions from it? What does it sound like to God? Wow, big, mind-blowing thoughts!
Today was the first time in weeks that I have worked a Saturday daytime- have been working evenings a lot due to commitments with my Exodus team. The restaurant was soo slow today, not that I’m complaining mind you, was quite a nice day. Plus I was really tired today due to too many late nights, so it was nice to not be stretched!
(P.S. – I know the picture is random, I was in a very artsy mood when I took it!)