Sharing this song again.
I wouldn’t even call it a ‘song’. A musical scroll, if you will, inscribed with multiple spiritual messages, each one like a fruit waiting to be plucked at the right time, at harvest time.
Today, as I listen again (it’s been on repeat for two days), the words tease me:
Do you see what I see?
Do you hear what I hear?
Do you know what I know?
Do you want what I want?
The hardest question, of course, being that last one. It’s human nature to want what we want.
But what God wants…? Well, that’s challenging stuff. The kind of stuff that requires selflessness. Sacrifice. Faith. Guts. It sounds so…. Hard… to want what God wants.
I take a deep, shaky breath. I clench my fists. I’ll have to dig deep, if I’m to orchestrate such a wild change of heart, to bring my own desires into union with God’s desires. I prepare the chains of self-restraint, the whip of discipline. I chide myself for being weak.
I know, without even trying, that this endeavour of mine is doomed, from the beginning.
I know, without even trying, that a transformation of this magnitude is beyond my human competence.
Maybe it is because….
I do not see what He sees.
I do not hear what He hears.
I do not know what He knows…
And so I let my chains fall to the ground. I toss my whip aside. I exhale. I give up.
No. I surrender – to the One who sees and hears and knows.
And supernaturally… He goes to work, without the chains. He goes to work…. with Love.
Maybe it is not so very hard – to want what God wants – after all.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
~2 Corinthians 3v18