Monday, May 04, 2009

Music Monday - Lord I Don't Know

I love the latest trends in music over the past five years. Have you noticed that a lot of Contemporary Christian music has focused on worship? That's definitely the case with the Newsboys. Their older albums were full of fast-paced quippy (hmm, is that a word?) lyrics, lots of guitar, and a bit of an edgier sound. However, many of their later albums have been focused on worship. I like both styles of the Newsboys, but I especially love their CD, He Reigns - The Worship Collection. Even though I think this whole album is fantastic, today I'd like to highlight one specific song.

In my last post, I talked about the writers conference I just attended. Writing is a strange and wonderful thing for me. If I have free time, just for me, I'd rather sit down and write than do just about anything else. There are a few problems with that though. First, I almost never have time to sit down and do something just for myself and second, I struggle with huge questions and doubts about how I should be using my writing for the Lord and where to focus my time in light of my already cram-packed life.

He Reigns - The Worship Collection includes a song called Lord, I Don't Know. It's also included on a previous Newsboys CD I own called Thrive, so I had heard it before I bought this CD. I always liked the song, but after the conference this weekend, it has taken on new meaning for me. Here are a couple of snippets from the lines:

"You are the author of knowledge
You can redeem what's been done.
Lord, I don't know where all this is going
or how it all works out.
Lead me to peace that is past understanding,
A peace beyond all doubt."

Whatever you might have questions about in your life, remember that though we don't know where all this is going, God is the author of knowledge and he can give us a peace beyond all our doubts. If you love traditional Newsboys, pick up a copy of Thrive, you like worship music, try The Worship Collection, or if times are tight just download a copy of Lord, I Don't Know from Amazon for 89 cents. You'll be glad you did.

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