One of my favorite songs, is a song called Reveries Of Flight, it’s by a band that I have a huge amount of respect for named Oh, Sleeper. In this particular song the “clean” singer Shane Blay portrays a human asking God questions about life, and why he can’t see God moving, and why God isn’t responding. After a little while of ranting, the “screamer” Micah Kinard portraying God appears and screams “You keep denying my lead!”.
A lot of times God and I get into arguments, okay well it’s mostly me arguing with Him, when I don’t agree with something he’s doing. I tend to blame God when he doesn’t “show up”. I tend to get aggravated when I can’t “see him move”. The other night, I tried to get into God’s head, just to try to see maybe what’s on his mind about us. That’s when I realized; us humans are some DISGUSTING people. After all he has done, is doing, and will do for us, we still WON’T give him the control of our lives that he so much deserves.
We deny him the lead in our lives because so often we think we can do it better then he can, yet we complain and fuss when it doesn’t turn out right. I can get angry pretty fast, so I don’t particularly understand how God can be so patient with us. But I’m so glad he is. All he wants, is for us to give Him the control he deserves. He has promised in his oh so long love letter, that He will take care of us, and that His will is perfect if we just hand our lives over to him.
Below are the lyrics to the song I mentioned, and below that is a link to hear the song if you would like to.
Human: A sound ahead from distant peaks, a song that all my brothers sing. It’s just out of reach, to join I would need the wings the heaven denied me. It’s like you’re deaf to my voice, but I’ve been here for every moment, waiting on your call to move. If you could just make a choice, I know you would find me wanting only to be close to you.
God: “You keep denying my lead! Because I’ve tried, I’ve never pulled back my reach, and I’ve stayed and I’ve died, but you keep looking for me where I’m not. I won’t be just where you want me to be. You’ve got to believe and just trust that I can be everything.”
Human: It’s like you’re deaf to my voice
God: “but I’m not!”
Human: but I’ve been here for every moment
God: “and I’ve fought”
Human: waiting on your call to move
God: “just call to move”
Human: if you could just make a choice
God: “oh I have”
Human: I know you would find me wanting
God: “I just want…”
Human: only to be close to you.
God: “all of you.”
God: If you would just try and let (me) pry all your grips on worries, I would come alive in your life and let you find the flight you’re longing.