Ride The Mighty High
No, I haven't relapsed, this is a song from a bygone era by the Mighty Clouds of Joy (check it out on youtube). Used to be I danced at a disco in a long ago, far forgotten stupor, but as Will and I discussed this morning, it has far greater meaning to us today.
With all that is going on now, it is hard to find inspiration that truly gets us excited about our faith. Yes, the Bible provides instruction and inspiration, but it also reminds us of our faults and our troubles that will certainly occur. Movies (Son of Man), motivational preachers and daily devotionals help, as well as personal stories of faith that was found while lost.
For me though, there is nothing like a song to inspire, and being an obsessive compulsive person, I usually play the same song over and over until it runs its course in my brain. Coming down the road to ATL I wore this song out, and it definitely reminded me how far God has brought me from way, way gone. It also gave me a boost of faith to realize these men made this song in an era when similar songs talked about all the wrong things. If there is such a thing (David) as dancing in the spirit, that was me coming up I-75!
How about you, what inspires you? What song rings your spiritual bell? Need a lift, instead of riding that other high, check these guys out, and if it makes you want to dance in happiness over your faith, we won't tell anybody!
Oh, the Mighty High they are singing about is the Spirit of the Lord......"listen to my story, ride the mighty high"! Credit where credit is due, and thank you Jesus for not giving up on us!
"Take the load off your mind, ride the mighty glory.....he's so good, he'll set you free".
3/16/2014 12:55:59 pm
Great inspiration Glenn. There was a time I could recite every rap song, every R@B love song, every drug related song published. I committed them to memory, and acted out on their power. But when I got clean I tried Gospel. It has changed my life, and attitudes toward life. When life shows up, I remember The mighty Clouds of Joy's message, of Salvation,Grace and Mercy, and act out on that Power. No matter how hard it seems, God has put a song in my heart that man,drugs,and life can not take away. Thanks Glenn for that reminder.
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Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.