Jesus is King

19 Nov 2019, 17:25 // Lucy Green

When I was in primary school, we used to do memory verses. I remember on my bike to school on a Friday I would shout my memory verse to my mum who would cycle in front of me to help me memorise it. I could never remember them! However you ask me to sing song lyrics and they'll be totally imprinted in my mind.  

I am LOVING Kanye West’s  album Jesus is King. I had many an argument with my Dad growing up which consisted of him saying that the music I listened was not good for me or had inappropriate lyrics. Fast forward 10 years and I’m listening to Kanye West’s new album Jesus is King with my Dad cooking dinner. He is loving Kanye West’s music despite Kanye probably being the source of our arguments in the past.  

 
Why was my dad questioning me about my music choices when I was young? I won’t repeat the lyrics of the music he asked me not to listen to, but it feels clear that what I meditate on/give my attention to, I absorb and in obvious and less obvious ways I regurgitate.

Imagine it like revision, anything you spend time looking over you slowly absorb. In an exam, all you've revised you are able to regurgitate. 

Since Kanye West’s new album has come out I am singing lyrics from his song ‘God Is’:

 

 ‘everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Worship Christ with the best of your portions. I know I won’t forget all He’s done. He’s the strength in this race that I run.’ 

 

This song makes reference to Philippians 3:12-14. So thanks Kanye for redeeming my Dad's impression of yourself and helping me recite scripture in a way I never could with memory verses.

God Is