…To bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God Who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Ephesians 3:9-12
Wow! This verse came to my heart after I was reflecting on the phrase “Who is like the Lord?”
Wow what a word from God…
*From what I’ve tested so far — in general, the sound does not play properly unless you are using headphones or music speakers. Cell phone speakers will sound very distorted.*
Behind the lyrics:
Ps 113-118 and 134 are referred to as the “Hallel.” When I saw that for the first time, I had no idea what a “Hallel” was (it means praise!) or why these Psalms were given that name. Either way, I thought it would be cool to write a series of songs that covered these Psalms under a series I planned on calling “Christ’s Eternal Hallel.”
Back in October, I jotted down 5 simple melodies that I planned on using for concepts for each chapter but really had no clue what I was doing or if I would ever complete the project. I still don’t know! Ha! Nothing like walking with the Lord, at peace with whatever He has prepared for each day!
This week, I came up with this absolutely crazy sounding groove (that I figured would be used for nothing because it was too bonkers…) Then I came back across these “Hallel” Psalms and just started hearing “Praise the Lord. You who serve. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Who is like the Lord?”
When I put those lyrics on top of the music, and then listened to the other 5 melodies, I realized any one of them fit Psalm 113. Then Ephesians 3:9-12 hit me!
Wow! If the Holy Spirit worked something so basic in my life like 5 melodies that could be used for the same song, how could I ever understand the manifold wisdom of God and how He is able to work with an infinite amount of possibilities to accomplish the impossible in my life through Christ!?
It’s really awesome how God will use our personal lives to bring to light His promises in completely new ways. Who is like our Lord?!
Who has known the mind of the Lord? – 1 Corinthians 2:16
Have you ever done something in real life, but realized that what you envisioned in your mind was way better?
Sometimes when I’m writing or listening to music, my mind is able to hear things that my fingers don’t play. Sometimes I can even imagine visually how it should look to play, but when I attempt what my mind sees, it doesn’t always work out. This song is a perfect example of that. I hear and see so much firing off in my mind! It’s kind of like the dog whistle of my brain. I know there are sounds there, but I don’t express them exactly as I hear them. They are at a level that my current ability doesn’t reach.
For me, that’s what eternity with God is like. Whatever thought I’ll ever think, Who He is infinitely better. I know I can experience eternal life with Him today (John 17:3) but I also see that there is no way I will ever know him fully, because He is infinite!
“Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty? Job 11:7
Even once I’m able to be like Christ when I see Him as He is (1 John 3:1-3) I’ll still be in a permanent state of wonder and amazement! Praise God that to know Him is an endless pursuit, accompanied by a deeper personal experience of His love.
I’m planning on removing the Spotify album over the weekend and re-uploading it with the next chunk of songs. The aim is to fix a bunch of the voice-level issues beforehand. In particular, I’m really hoping to improve the quality of the Hebrews 1 song. Open to any other suggestions that will improve things overall! We’ll see how it goes!