Shaping Clouds // SWS

I know it ain’t easy to be
who you’re meant to be

I wrote this song after my time in New Zealand, and I came back wondering what my next steps in life would be. Traveling gives you perspective, and it gives God so much space to talk in the life you set up so comfortably.

God showed me a lot of dreams I’ve had, which ones were good and which weren’t and marked the ones that were part of His dreams for me. He showed me new ones and gave me so much perspective. This resulted in a lot of difficult decisions. This went from quiting my study of three years to leaving my temporary home in Tauranga and going back to my friends and family back home.

And while I was back in the Netherlands, God started showing me the next steps. The end goal is to be with Him.

Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.

1st Thessalonians 4:17

All the decisions and revelations that I got from the LORD were paired up with comments from people around me, wondering what happened. Some even thought I went crazy. But I am actually finally starting to understand my faith.

Because I am.

For years, I’ve tried to make faith as normal as possible, while living my own ambitious life for my own sake. But really seeing what God wants just turns me into a fool. It really does. It’s one of the characteristics of being a Christian: the message of the cross seems foolish for those that don’t believe, and us telling the message just makes us part of the incomprehensibility that is life with Christ.

What if we would just run with it? What if we really accepted that we believe in a Man who lives and breathes for us, while others think that He’s dead? What if we would just accept that having a crazy life as Christians involves crazy faith and just being a tad crazy?

We’re actually going to meet Jesus in the sky, and I have no idea how.

But we will.

I mean, He leads us into interceding for deserts so that they will become Promised Lands again, dry ground to spring new water and hardened hearts to be resurrected anew. If we wouldn’t have had Jesus, that would’ve been as poetic as illogical.


lyrics

VERSE 1
Some call me crazy, like I’ve made a mistake
Who would still trust others nowadays?
And for a second I thought: well maybe they’re right
Maybe I’ve been deaf all along

VERSE 3
Some say I’m old-fashioned, like a bald-headed monk
Straight out of a movie or a smelly old book
And for a moment I wondered if I’m that old
If my ways are retired and gone
My ways, retired and gone

CHORUS
But I’ll be flying into the sky
Soaring with my lover, shaping clouds He and I
And forever He shall be mine
Just a step on the water will do
Trusting the voice of a ghost will do too

VERSE4
I realize I’m trusting the words of a dead man
Even though I believe He’s alive
I will shout for revival in desert-struck lands
Like a man who was blind but now sees
Like a man who realises his need

CHORUS
And I’ll be flying into the sky
Soaring with my lover, shaping clouds He and I
And forever He shall be mine
Just a step on the water will do
Trusting the voice of a ghost will do too

VERSE5/BRIDGE
I know it ain’t easy to be who you’re meant to be
But I’ve chosen to live anyway
Though I look like a fool in the eyes of this world
I guess normal isn’t what it seems to be
My life is more like a vivid dream to me


written by: David de Haan as part of the Songwriter Sessions on his Instagram page.

February 2020.
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