<familiarity> often used in situations where you’ve been so accustomed to doing something, you do it so well – you could do it in your sleep with your eyes closed.
but there are times when too much of a good thing hinders you, instead of fulfiling its purposed intentions. on familiar ground you hardly/never expect the unexpected. if you do A, you know the standard 10year series answer is B. it could never be C. no. never. cause it is B.
it thwarts you from experiencing the unexperienced. everything is predictable. and soon, before you know it. your once-upon-a-time excting, dazzling, colorful and bursting with FUN! and spontaneity life has now been reduced to monochrome.
it’s funny like that. i’ve had this EP since last july (i still remember it was the last copy) that i bought from the awesome hillsong conference that i went to last year. i’ve always played tracks 1,3,6 on repeat mode but i’ve never even played the rest. yes, i do things like that. and so i would have continued to do this till…well, till whenever.
but – because i picked this EP (of all the CDs, this one) to play on my journey to run errands today and i didn’t push the button to repeat mode (honestly, i still haven’t really figured whether the one in the car has one) – i heard track 04 today. and i loved it. it is my new favorite song for now…hah! (:
aptly titled – not by coincidence, or so i believe – second chance.
things happen when you don’t do things you normally do. good things :) there’s always a second chance.
SECOND CHANCE by hillsong united
You called my name, reached out your hand
Restored my life, and I was redeemed – the moment you entered my life
Amazing grace, Christ gave that day – my life was changed, went from my shoulders, fell the weight of my sin
So it’s with everything I am, I reach out for your hand
The hope that changed a second chance I’ve gained
On you I throw my life, casting all my fears aside
How could greater love then this, ever possibly exist
Consume my thoughts, as I rest in you
I’m now in love, with a Saviour
Bearing the marks of his love
So I wait upon you now, with my hands released to you
Where a little faiths enough, to see mountains lift and move
Yeah and I wait upon you now, dedicated to your will
To this love that will remain
A love that never fails
<everyday is a new day with Jesus. teach me, show me, hold my hand as i take a step – out of the boat and into the unknown>