Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I Will Wait

Hello There Beloved Reader and Happy Halloween!
I hope this evening or morning depending on when you read this finds you healthy, happy and dressed in costume. 
I also want to say before I start my rant for today that my heart is heavy for all of you out there on the East Coast. You are in my prayers.

The other day I was driving around taxi-cabbin it up. 
Driving my kids from here to there, I'm sure. 
One of my favorite things to do while driving is to listen to my favorite bands, and turn up the music.
I sing like no one is listening, because... well no one is, except for one.
I sing loud.
I sing proud.
I turn a lot of songs into praise.
Sometimes that is what the songs are.
Sometimes they are not, but I make them my praise songs.
I Will Wait,  is one of my all time favorite songs right now.
It's from Mumford and Sons. 
Have you heard of them?
Well if you haven't, do your ears a favor and listen to the song below. 
The lyrics of this song talk about feeling heavy like a stone, and being in days of darkness. 
Sometimes I feel heavy with the burdens of this life. Not so much my burdens, but the burdens of others. I feel deeply "my peoples" burdens. I have a sentimental heart and don't easily let these heavy things go without much prayer and a sad heart. 
This song talks of a new day coming and these burdens will blow away "with this new sun."
Um.. I'm pretty sure that sun should be spelled son, but okay. 
Moving on.
Then the song speaks of kneeling down and waiting.
And this is where the song turned into worship for me.
Did you know you could turn any song into a song about God?
Well, now you know.
And that's what I did with this song, I Will Wait  by Mumford and Sons 
has a whole new meaning to me now because after listening to it the other day and feeling what I felt when singing it, I am changed.
I feel renewed by this song that I am now singing as a declaration.
Because the one I wait for is faithful and he "raises my hands" as I wait on him.
I try not to raise those hands while driving, but ya know on the inside they are raised.
And I came home
Like a stone
And I fell heavy into your arms
These days of darkness
Which we've known
Will blow away with this new sun

And I'll kneel down
Wait for now
And I'll kneel down
Know my ground

And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

So break my step
And relent
You forgave and I won't forget
Know what we've seen
And him with less
Now in some way
Shake the excess

But I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

So I'll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh
And fix my eyes
That tethered mind free from the lies

But I'll kneel down
Wait for now
I'll kneel down
Know my ground

Raise my hands
Paint my spirit gold
And bow my head
Keep my heart slow

Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you


Bernadette Veenstra said...

Hands upraised, or just held out-palms up, empty. Waiting to be filled. Waiting to be enabled. Waiting for God to met us where we are. It is the end of myself and a sign of dependence on God. Love this post!

Breenah said...

I didn't realize how much I liked Mumford & Sons! Putting that on my "to-get" list along with Neon Trees.

Euskualduna said...

they are a great band. and that is one of my faves to. Happy Halloween!!

Jess said...

I've been digging this song, too lately. Very relevant for me. I agree; you can change so many songs unintended for worship & praise into just that.

vintage grey said...

A great song, and band! Happy Halloween! xo Heather

aimymichelle said...

that is a great song. i got it stuck in my head right when i read "i will wait"

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

I sing that song as a worship song all the time

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

I love this song! It's one of my favorites :) I could seriously listen to it all day!
BTW I just found your blog from Rouge & Whimsy. Have fun with her tomorrow!

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