Music Monday: About That Stage

I’d like to think that that music has a great influence on individuals.

For me, it is much more than the beat or the “fanfare” song brings. I am one always on the lookout for what the singer is really singing. what message is that individual trying to pass across? How is that person trying to reach out? all these are found in one thing, the lyrics.

Sometimes, I go the extra mile of looking up the individual before “overplaying” the song until my friends yell No!!!

Subsequently, I will be giving you an insight into the songs on my playlists. Mostly the ones I play over and over again.

Today, we will start with Clear the Stage by Jimmy Needham

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols
Jerk the pews and all the decorations, too
Until the congregation’s few, then have revival
Tell your friends that this is where the party ends
Until you’re broken for your sins, you can’t be social
Then seek the Lord and wait for what he has in store
And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful

‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song

Take a break from all the plans that you have made
And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper
Beg him please to open up his mouth and speak
And pray for real upon your knees until they blister
Shine the light on every corner of your life
Until the pride and lust and lies are in the open
Then read the word and put to test the things you’ve heard
Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken

‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song

We must not worship something that’s not even worth it
Clear the stage, make some space for the one who deserves it

Anything I put before my God is an idol
Anything I want with all my heart is an idol
Anything I can’t stop thinking of is an idol
Anything that I give all my love is an idol

‘Cause I can sing all I want to
Yes, I can sing all I want to

And we can sing all we want to
And we can sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
And still get it wrong
Worship is more than a song

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols


This week, remember to “crush” the stage that stands between you and your worship with God.

Remember worship is indeed a lifestyle.

Until Next Time,
Eyitayo

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