Monday, 23 June 2014

music monday// no gray

hi guys! so, i've decided to start a new music series thingy where i share a unique song almost every monday. why? cos i love, love music!!! it's a part of me and it was about time it got it's own little spot on the blog.

i pray they're songs that will leave us really pondering about our lives and have us re-examining our walk with the Lord. :) and hopefully it'll be a way to come across 'new' songs/artists that you would love.

and i know how folks get about mondays. ;) poor monday, what did he (or is it a she?) ever do so wrong? ;) so, while you're out there wringing it out with monday, i'd like to invite you into my space cos i'll be here to offer some refreshing, soul awakening music. :)

for the very first post, i'd like to share a song a friend shared with me last friday. it's really moving. 
have you ever been torn between the world and Jesus? yeah, me too. so. many. times. i know! i've been there, still end up there, if i'm honest.

...the times when you're worried about what names people will call you if you get really into God...when you want to party it out the wrong way, club it up, wear the super tight/low cut cleavage clothing, curse it out to look 'cool', listen to/sing worldly songs so you can look 'hip' and fit into today's cuture, ...and all the while you go to church more out of a ritual than a committed love for the Lord. ...when we turn some guy who couldn't really be bothered about our soul into an idol, a mini god of a sort, craving his attention when we should be craving Jesus to fill us up ...when we constantly put our quiet time with the Lord at the back burner ...when we know the right thing to do and yet we do the wrong thing...we've all pretty much been there. i'll be the first to admit. dear old paul said in romans:

ok, now the song: no gray by jonathan mcreynolds. it says:

i wrote this song and i pray that you listen to all the words 
cause i feel like at some point in everybody's life
we feel like this,

Lord I'm split in two

part of me loves the world
and the other loves You
so what do I do
i wanna be saved
but I got to stay cool too
and no i'm not a fool
i know eventually I'm gonna have to choose
and really I don't wanna lose
my ticket into heaven
and a chance to be used by You

and if it's God that i'm after
i just can't serve two masters
and before something happens
i got to turn it all around
because i know
i can't just have my cake and eat it too
cause it's real easy to stay on the fence and still do you
and it'd be cool if we could love the Lord and still go do our thing
but see it doesn't work like that
you gotta to be white or black

see, i've realized
when it comes to sin
You just don't compromise
see, it's a matter of death and life
be weak and do wrong
or be strong and do right
and i don't wanna keep going to church
singing all about how much You're worth
and then continue doing my dirt
living as if i didn't care if You're hurt

Lord, i really need you to help me
get it together fast
saints, we really gotta
get it together fast

no, it don't work like that
you gotta be white or black
no gray
no shades of gray
no no no no no... no no no no no...
don't work like that
you gotta be white or black.

i found this lovely mime video for the song.

"no one can serve two masters. either you will hate one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. you cannot serve both God and money." matthew 6:24

and though we can't attain perfection in our walk with the Lord, we can certainly intentionally cling to Him, and really try with our all to love and obey Him, and allow sanctification into our lives.

i hope you're blessed by the music. and i hope monday behaves. ;)


  1. I love this idea of sharing music that moves you! Great post :)

    1. thanks, Madison! glad you like it. :)

  2. I've never heard this song before. I'm going to need to listen to it when I get home. :-)

  3. I LOVE this idea, because I just LOVE music (especially worship)!!!

    1. i looove worship songs too! :) there'll be tons that'll make appearances here!

  4. I'm so excited for this series! I love coming across new songs and artists!

    1. i'm really excited to share, and hopefully you'll find them meaningful! :)


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