iTune for the Weak.

It’s amazing how God uses children to reveal Himself throughout a cumbersome week.  In the past few days, my wife and I have been faced with some “life-changing” decisions to make/ponder.

How often do we carry the heavy weight of certain situations upon our own shoulders, all the while forgetting that God is there to “take-over” … once we’re ready to let things go?  How often do we forget about the freedom we experience once we do let things go, and place the cares of life upon His shoulders?  How long does it take for us to realize that not only can we not carry our own load, but that God is more than able to carry us and our load – at the same time?

This week – amidst the craziness – my kids have been listening to the David Crowder* Band’s new album “Church Music“.  The album is one that I could describe, but true justice in defining it would be to experience “Church Music” for yourself.  Needless to say, my kids love the beats, especially track 13 and 15.  Both songs sing of a care-free attitude one should have throughout life, in regards to remembering how much we have for us rather than against us.  Track 13 is called “Dance” (see below) and track 15 is called “Oh Happiness”.  One calls us to dance in the freedom that is found within God’s presence, while the other song beckons us to celebrate God’s free gift of grace – offered to all, with unending supply.

Watching my kids dance and “rock-out” to these worship songs helped my wife and I remember that no matter how cumbersome/troublesome/stressing our problems seemed to be, God desires to take our load upon Himself; and, as a trade-off, He desires to place upon us His “yoke” of grace and freedom.

28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29, ESV

DANCE // David Crowder* Band

Dance if you’re wounded
Dance if you’re torn into
Dance broken open
Dance with nothing to lose

Dance when you’re wounded
Dance when you’re torn into
Dance broken open
Dance with nothing to lose

(Oh!) Perfectly free
(Oh!) Dance if you wanna be
(Oh!) Perfectly free
(Oh!) Dance if you wanna be

Change the world
Change your soul
Fill it up
Here we go
Here we go

Oh His is a story that saves
Majestic feel
Feel it at a steady pace

*Click to hear this track.

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