Now and then I hear a new song and play it over and over and over. I’m talking about the kind of song that you roll the windows down on the first day that you feel the weather turning toward fall, and you just crank it up, you sing like a fool and air drum with the music. After the fourth play, you almost have the lyrics right, but that doesn’t matter. You are singing your guts out and don’t care that the kids in the minivan next to you are laughing their guts out.
The latest song that has me all air drum fired up is Crowder’s “Run Devil Run.” It’s like swamp, swamp, swamp, swamp music (old Lynyrd Skynyrd reference) meets Jesus music. It like classic southern rock and roll married the Baptist Hymnal. Okay, that’s a little creepy!
Here is a link to the music video: RUN DEVIL RUN
On this Wednesday Morning, find your song and crank it up! I am confident that when we celebrate the day that The Divine has given us, we will find our way to success. Success is a destination that can only be achieved through gratitude, and celebration. If you don’t exit the autobahn of your week to fill up on gratitude and celebration, you’ll blow right past peace, joy, fulfilment and success. Maybe this Crowder song is for you. Maybe you like a more mainstream music, or traditional music. That’s cool, but celebrate something that makes you wanna do the freaky-deeky as my friend Frankie Astor calls it!
The music isn’t the issue here. The issue is to be fully present in your daily journey, to the degree that you can be content with what you have and celebrate the life you’ve been given. Music has the power to put your soul in a celebratory mode. When you feed your soul some gratitude and celebration, the day just gets better.
I get it! You are probably saying something like, “Chuck you have no idea how bad things are.” You’re probably right. That’s the point! You do and your Creator does, so just find your groove thing and crank it up.
Being a “grown up” twenty-four hours a day can drive you off a cliff. Course correct today and join the Crank it Up Club! I promise you that you’ll feel better.
Here’s the daily progression. 1) find your tune. 2) listen to it at the decibel level that is comfortable to you. 3) listen to it again, a bit louder. 4) if you are at home, move a little bit to the music. If you’re in your vehicle, play a little air-drum on the steering wheel. You can take it from there.
If you need something to celebrate, here are two questions.
1. Are you breathing? Crank it Up!
2. Do you want to have a better day? Crank it Up!
The Scriptures are filled with directives to dance, sing, celebrate and let loose.
Go ahead, CRANK IT UP!