The other day, I read an interesting blog post that commented on the popular Hillsong worship song: Oceans. The blogger said that while the song is good, Christians should not worship to it because of these lines:
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
The point of the blog was don’t sing it if you don’t mean it. For instance, if God tells you to witness to your neighbor, but you don’t, well, you actually aren’t trusting Him without borders. Don’t mean it, don’t sing it. Of course, I’m oversimplifying the blogger’s point.
I would like to respectfully disagree. For me, I want to be this way and I’m working to come to a place where I don’t doubt God. Of course, I’m human so I fail. However, the times I do trust God explicitly, “without borders” He always is faithful to deliver. I sing the song, with my hands raised, because I know I want to be that and trust in Holy Spirit to lead me into that place of total trust. It’s a declaration that needs to happen over my life.
Should I not sing Amazing Grace because I literally didn’t hear a sound? Should I not sing Enemy’s Camp because some times I let the enemy get away with stuff? Should I not sing God’s Not Dead because sometimes I’m not bold enough for a love revolution? Of course not! I will use my praise to raise me above my circumstances and declare God’s will over my life.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below if this devotional helps you. While you are at it, check out my defense of Christian music and on the meaning of the story of Jonah. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.