Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday [The Light In Me]

I am a big Brandon Heath fan.  Why?  Because of his words.  He is an awe-inspiring song writer that communicates to my heart.  Every time I hear one of his songs, I feel like I am reading his prayer journal.  He's real, he's genuine, he's God's, and gut-wrenching honest in his lyrics.  When he puts his heart to music it's a loving transformation.  

The song "The Light In Me" describes his transformation he has experienced in Christ.  Read his heart...

My life before You
I was a flame burning down
I was burning out
But You knew me better
For You there was never a doubt
Not since You gave me life

Something was different
I knew it the instant
You put the light in me

The spark
The shot to the heart
You are the hope that leads me
Out of the dark
You let Your love shine down
So that the world can see
You put the light in me
The light, You put the light in me
The light, You put the light in me
The light, You put the light in me
The light, You put the light in me

You are the Maker
You tell the sun when to rise
I'm just a house on a hill
But You make me brighter
Than all the stars in the sky
Keep me from growing dim

‘Cause in Your perfection
I'm just a reflection
So pull me closer to You
I'll catch like a fire
And I'll hold You higher
‘Cause You put the light in me

I'll raise it high, I'll let it show
From the roof tops down to the streets below
In day and night, You will be known
And all will see
You put the light in me

Can you see God's "light" oozing from these words?  My prayer is that God's light shines through my words also.  Light triumphs over darkness every time.  Flashlights, as meager as they are, can always illuminate a dark room.  My favorite line is "I'm just a reflection...So pull me closer to You."  My prayer is that my heart words shine the light of Christ, shine His light on this hill, His light would illuminate those hearts who read, those who hear.    

Thanks Brandon for your words.

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