First, I want to say a HUGE welcome to our very first Music Monday!! The purpose of Music Monday on Sowing Seeds, is to start our week with singing praises to our Lord, together. Not many people look forward to Mondays, and this is the place to come, to be encouraged as you begin the day, fully worshiping, and honoring Him.
Music Mondays will be dedicated to encouraging women, sending prayers and posting songs for each other. I personally will only review one song on Monday, and will be writing a devotional based on the inspiration of the beautiful lyrics. My post will appear in the early mornings according to Eastern standard time. (That may change in the future, in an attempt to engage other sisters in Christ from around the world).
Again, WELCOME to MUSIC MONDAY!! LET’S GET STARTED!!
The above scriptures was a part of a conversation Moses was having with God. Moses craved more of God’s presence. He requested to see His face (Him in full glory). Part of the LORD’s response, was that He could not show Moses His full glory. “you cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” (Exodus 33:20).
Generations later, we read the story of Elijah, a prophet that is hiding in a cave from persecution. The LORD comes to Elijah and asked him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9). He [LORD] said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” (1 Kings 19:11)
After the “face” of God passes by, then Elijah hears His still small voice and comes out to the entrance of the cave. The Spirit (glory) of the LORD is so powerful that It’s very presence can break the mountains and cause the earth to shake.
Our Father in heaven granted the request of Moses’ heart and allowed him to see part of His glory. Elijah, needed the Lord, to breakdown the walls of fear.
These two stories of the Bible, came to mind when listening to “Spirit Break Out”. One man, craved the presences of God, and asked to see His glory in its fullness. The other man needed, the presence of God, to breakdown the walls of fear. Both times, God showed the power of His presence (glory).
That’s part of why the lyrics of the song “Spirit Break Out” are so powerful.
It begins with addressing our Father in heaven, and acknowledging His presence there, while also stating how all of heaven roars with knowing He reigns. In addition, the song request that we all join in that praise to Him that sits on heaven’s mercy-seat.
Next, the song inserts with the main chorus. The message at the core of what we need, which is to have His Spirit breaking out, and breaking our walls down. Yes, that’s what experiencing the glory of God is all about. Breaking down the walls of our hearts, breaking the daily “mountains” we face in life’s hardships and grievances.
Finally, and one of my favorite parts, is when addressing Jesus as King Jesus, and stating His glory, is so powerful it shakes the earth and skies (heavens). We want that same glory that displays in the kingdom of heaven to be here, in the revival of the people.
“King Jesus, You’re the name we’re lifting high. Your glory, shaking up the earth and skies. Revival, we want to see Your Kingdom here.”
This is powerful. The glory of God is powerful. We have the Holy Spirit in us, we should be going forth and proclaiming Jesus, “shaking” up the earth, and sharing with others. We can proclaim to the world, that only Jesus can, and will, breakdown every crevice of the walls we have blocking us from experiencing true joy, peace and wholeness.
Lord, let everyone who may be reading this, know that as You displayed Your glory, which is ALL of You, to Moses, that you long to do that in the hearts of each one of us. Father, there are a lot of broken marriages, homes, hearts, and lives. I know you have the power to break through all those areas. I know you long to have fellowship with your children. I pray you receive all the glory and praise today, from the hearts of those longing to experience your goodness. We love you. We need you. We ask that you equip and restore us, so that we can testify to others of your tender love that you have, and the power you carry in restoring ALL THINGS.
IN JESUS NAME,
Written by: Luke Hellenbronth, Tim Hughes, Myles Dhillon and Ben Bryant
Performed by: Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture