Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bargain


It's common knowledge that I like most secular music more than I like so-called worship music.  I've had the debate before about how God can "speak to you" through non-religious songs.  In fact, one such post was titled "Talking Ass" and I suggest you read it if you missed it.
Well, I think I even surprised myself.  I was out pulling weeds and I was listening to the radio, local station KLOS.  The Who came on and I walked over and cranked it up.  As I was listening to this classic called "Bargain," a song I've heard a thousand times and I love, something happened. Thing is, I swear I heard God talking to me via The Who!
Now, I know, not all the lyrics are spot-on, but I totally imagined Jesus himself singing these words to me.  I heard God saying, "Doah, I love you this much!"  Trust me, this was a new take on the song for me too, but it actually works.  I honestly had a very Holy Spirit type moment out there in my yard. It was wild.  It was lovely.  Thing is, I actually believe Jesus Christ did all this, feels all this for me.
But, that's what I felt the other day. Today I'm reading this and singing it to Jesus from me.  I'm saying, "Jesus, I want you that badly." Yep, I know I'm worth nothing without Him.
Read the lyrics yourself changing up the point of view and see what you think:
I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I had
To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad

I'd pay any price just to get you
I'd work all my life and I will
To win you I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed

I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
The best I ever had

I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I got
To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop

I'd pay any price just to win you
Surrender my good life for bad
To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man
I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
The best I ever had

I sit looking 'round
I look at my face inm the mirror
I know I'm worth nothing without you
And like one and one don't make two
One and one make one
And I'm looking for that free ride to me
I'm looking for you

I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I got
To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop

I'd pay any price just to win you
Surrender my good life for bad
To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man

I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
The best I ever had

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sharon G said...

That is very cool! I love when that happens. Thank you for sharing it Doah

5:44 PM  
Blogger Truth said...

Without getting into the debate as to how God speaks to us, I will simply point you to the Scripture that makes this same point... Matthew 13:44-46.

3:33 PM  

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