Friday, November 7, 2008

What Do I Know of Holy?

I have just recently discovered an awesome Christian band, Addison Road. I do not know anything about them other than their songs have the most awesome lyrics. One song in particular has made a major impact on my life, What Do I Know of Holy?

What Do I Know of Holy? (To listen click on the Title, Go to Media, & Music, then flip thru the player until you find our song) By Jenny Simmons & Alli Rogers

I’ve made you promises a thousand times
I’ve tried to hear from heaven but I talk the whole time
I think I made you too small, I’ve never feared you at all
If you touched my face would I know you?
Looked into my eyes could I behold you?

What do I know of you who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood but the shore along your ocean?
Are you fire, are you fury Are you sacred, are you beautiful
What do I know? What do I know of holy?

I guess I thought that I had you figured out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How you were mighty to save
But those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who you might be
The slightest hint of you brought me down to my knees

What do I know of you who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood but the shore along your ocean?
Are you fire, are you fury Are you sacred, are you beautiful
What do I know? What do I know of holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life its name
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise
All creation knows your name O
n earth and heaven above What do I know of this love?

What do I know of you who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood but the shore along your ocean?
Are you fire, are you fury Are you sacred, are you beautiful

What do I know? What do I know of holy?

I have been a Christian since I was 14 and this song made me realize my hypocrisy. I know I am saved, no doubt, but do I appreciate my God? Am I a Surface Christian? I realized I have been very selfish and taken my God for granted. But most importantly, what do I really know of holy?

What is holy?
Holman's dictionary defines holy as: A characteristic unique to God’s nature which becomes the goal for human moral character...it means something or someone who evokes “veneration or awe, being frightening beyond belief.” This is clearly the application to God and is the primary meaning of “holy.” God is holy...He is unsearchable, incomprehensible, incomparable, great, wonderful, and exalted. His name is Holy.

I'm just curious how this song impacts you. God has definatly spoken to my heart and caused real change. How about you? Please share your stories of this song or another song's impact on your walk with our God.

2 comments:

Beauty From Ashes said...

I love this song...it really puts things into perspective and reminds me of how many times I make God into what I want or need Him to be.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could tell you how this song came to be written. You should read Jenny's blog, and you'll catch a glimpse into a soul that is forever walking on Holy ground. The song was a result of a worship service focused on Isaiah 6..... it was pretty awesome. Jenny is pretty awesome.
dc
(Jenny's Mom)