Chasing Splendor is the title of a new cinematic instrumental releasing in a few weeks. The musical idea has been taking shape in my mind for a good while. There is powerful meaning and symbolism behind Chasing Splendor which encourages me, and I hope will encourage you (the composition and recording features forty tracks). I plan to share more inspiration once this new single releases on all the music streaming services (Spotify, etc.). Below are two life applications for now…
1. God is Chasing Me and You. Psalm 23:6 says, “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life…” (MSG). These words from David to God are heartfelt. They flow from his experience of God as a trustworthy Shepherd and Guide in his life. Do you sense God and Jesus pursuing you sometimes? I do, but not as frequently as He actually is chasing after me (every day of my life). This chase is much more epic than it seems in our day to day routines. Life is like a great film and the author and director is God our Father. He loves us and forgives us so much. He has such amazing plans in store for us. He wants us to trust and obey Him, to “ask boldly” for His direction and favor (as I shared in January’s post How are You Dreaming Big for 2020 ?). Contrary to our human way of thinking, we must yield to the chase. We must surrender our striving to God, and seek to wait, walk, and run in stride with His plan and His timing. Are you yielding to His pursuit?
2. God Sees Splendor in Me and You. Psalm 145:5 says, “Your beauty and splendor have everyone talking; I compose songs on your wonders” (MSG). People exclaiming over God’s splendor, and the lavish splendor of His kingdom are written in verses 11 and 12 of this same Psalm. I cannot produce splendor myself. My sin and imperfections produce a broken view that my life is not worthy of God’s splendor. Yet God sees splendor in me, even when I don’t feel it. If we have trusted Jesus to bring us from death to life, and believe in Him by faith, the same power that raised Him from the dead lives in me and you. His splendor lives in me and you. God wants to display His splendor to a watching world through our lives. He is chasing us down, chasing this splendor out of us, so to speak. When we yield to the chase, we begin to notice His splendor more in us and around us. Does His beauty and splendor have you talking?
Which one of these speaks most to you today? God chasing you, or God’s splendor being on display in your life?
Tensil Clayton says
On this evening of the beginning of Lent, I so enjoyed listing to your music and reading your message of God’s love. I enjoyed the instrumental when you listed Psalm 145:5, Psalm 23, and Psalm 23:6 (Psalm 23 is one of my favorite Psalms)..
Keep making your lovely music which is calming and relaxing. God is working through you and your music.
Stanton Lanier says
Thank you so much, this is such an encouragement. Blessings, Stanton.