Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#WednesdayWisdom: The Y.E.S. Exchange (Part 3)

Hey everyone, hope you're having a blessed week and making it over the hump. Today's nugget of #WednesdayWisdom is putting the music back into Music, Message, Messiah, drawing inspiration from scripture and song. This is the third installment of the Y.E.S Exchange.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. - Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

My favorite song from Travis Greene's latest album, Crossover: Live From Music City, is a track entitled "See The Light." I've had it on repeat since the album released in August, hooked on the out-of the-box mix of Travis' eclectic sound coupled with elements of his churchy South Carolina roots. The song's feel-good vibe, enhanced by Isaiah Templeton's soaring high notes and Geoffrey Golden's distinctive power, makes even the most rhythmless dancer want to move (I'm speaking from experience 😂). Lately, though, I've been paying less attention to the beat and more attention to the lyrics.

Travis Greene - Crossover: Live From Music City (2017) / Amazon
"Darkness seems to be all around me / Searching for what my eyes cannot see..." These are just the first two lines of the song, but they led me to another Y.E.S. acronym, this time, with two S's:


Travis proclaims in the chorus, "I can see the light coming!" but here's the thing: It's so dark around him, he can't actually see the light yet. He's "Searching for what my eyes cannot see" because his faith knows it's there. This is the revelation. Yielding to God's will means trusting what we can't see with the naked eye. (Y)ielding (E)ngages (S)piritual (S)ight. In this context, the word engage means to employ or activate. The natural eye sees what's microscopic; its view is limited to the small things in front of us that only look large because we have magnified them. The spiritual eyes are telescopic. The same way we use telescopes to see planets and stars in the night sky, we can use our spiritual eyes to see BEYOND seasons of "night" and darkness that we face. Giving God your YES means seeing your obstacles through His eyes. Remember, He never said the weapons wouldn't form, He just promised they'd never prosper. Sometimes God allows darkness in your life because it causes His light to be ILLUMINATED. So, next time you're faced with a mountain, tell it, "You've already been moved!" Activate your spiritual vision! #WednesdayWisdom

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