Singing is such an natural thing for me. I put on music, sing along, dance some. But I often don’t think about what I’m singing. I often don’t take the time to consider the words of the song that’s coming out of my mouth.

“Oceans” by Hill Song United speaks to me while I’m waiting, but I didn’t really listen to the words until recently.

The refrain is:

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior”

This song is asking for God to stretch me to breaking. “Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander” means (in my head) “drop me in the deep end so that I can have more faith”. When we ask for God to give us more faith, more patience, He doesn’t just snap His fingers and give us what we ask for. He gives us the opportunity to cultivate characteristics like Him.

This year of waiting has taken me deeper than I ever thought was possible. And the song has taken on new meaning.

So, when you sing, listen to the words. Consider the true meaning of the words that you’re singing.

This post is part of the 31 Days Writing Challenge, in which a group of writers post a piece every day for the month of October. Want to read all of my posts in this series? Click here

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