I think I mentioned last week that I bought a new (to me) Trevor Morgan CD at the Third Day concert. The name of the CD is Wonderlight and it was released in 2004, but I have been listening to it for the first time all this past week. It is an awesome CD. Trevor’s voice is beautiful and the music is uplifting and encouraging.
I have been wanting to share a few of the songs on the CD, but I couldn’t find any of them on YouTube. Finally on Saturday I decided to see if I could figure out how to make my own video using photos on my computer and the mp3 of one of my favorite songs on the CD that I had ripped to put on my iPod.
(Note: I do almost all of my iPod music that way so that if something happens to the digital file I still have the music on CD and can just rip it again. It’s old school, I know, but I’ve lost music that I had in only digital format before and had to repurchase it, which I did by buying the CD.)
Anyway, I was successful in creating my first music video with pictures and posting it to my YouTube channel. So here it is – it’s a song called Awakening.
Update: Apparently my video said it was pulled from YouTube by WMG if you clicked on the embedded video. So if you want to hear it you’ll have to click on this link and go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3k3KH_rLbY. And here are the lyrics (first verse and chorus), which are so awesome.
Waking me from my sleep
Bringing me to my knees
I know it sounds crazy
I know it sounds crazy
Reaching into my soul
Burning me like coals
I know it’s amazing
Yeah, it’s so amazing
I know I’m not the man I used to be
But it’s still a mystery
How something I can’t see is changing me
I love this song because it is a reminder that I am not the person I once was. God has changed me in ways I could never have accomplished on my own. I know because for years I tried and failed.
I can’t see God with my eyes, but I know He is there by the eyes of my heart and by the evidence of what He has done in and through me.
It’s a mystery – I don’t know how it happens – but the living God dwelling in the heart of a believer can turn sinner to saint and wash away the stain of all our sin. The transforming power of our invisible but ever-present God is amazing to see and experience.
If you have not experienced this mystery, if you are still trying (unsuccessfully) to change yourself for the better before you think God will even give you the time of day, take heart. Our God is in the business of befriending sinners and transforming them into His image.