Question of God

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    just_curiousposted 7 years ago

    Crazy question. 

    I was listening to I Tunes this morning and a song played that always makes me think about the question of God.  ‘Phil Collins – Find a Way to My Heart’. I don't know who the guy was singing to, but I find it to be a perfect verbalization of what I've always believed.  To me, it epitomizes the hope, but frustration of searching for any answers about the spiritual realm.

    Everyone seems to talk about the question of God; but you know anyone that claims to have answers is probably off base.  Who could know for sure?

    I’m curious what song symbolizes your feelings on the question of God; what brings the question for some, the praise for some, or the laughter at the silliness of the question for others, to the forefront of your mind, every time you hear it.

    1. Disappearinghead profile image77
      Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For me its "You got the love" by Candi Staton.

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        just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I couldn't find one be Candi Staton, but there was one available for download by Joss Stone, I guess the same song. Very nice.

    2. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      One of my favorites is "You'll Never Walk Alone" check it out.

    3. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The number of popular songs that could just as easily be spiritual songs of faith and hope is so numerous, that to believe that it is accidental is ridiculous. Even our stories revolve around good vs evil. And, regardless of the assumption that no one has the answers, that is exactly what we were supposed to be expecting.  Someone who can make sense of this mess we have in this world. Someone or something.

      1. Disappearinghead profile image77
        Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's no coincidence.

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        just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're right. I think we are supposed to be looking. I've always thought everyone had a piece of the puzzle. That's why reading all of the posts is so fascinating. Trying to sift through and find each person's piece of the truth.

    4. Cristen Rodgers profile image82
      Cristen Rodgersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Red Hot Chili Peppers "Kings and Queens"

      It makes me think of how silly we are to try to define 'good' and 'evil' through such definitive terms rather than just focusing on seeking out our connections to each other and to the energy that we share (god)

    5. aguasilver profile image73
      aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For me it's Matt Redmonds song: Heart of Worship:

      When the music fades
      And all is stripped away
      And I simply come
      Longing just to bring
      Something that's of worth
      That will bless your heart

      I'll bring You more than a song
      For a song in itself
      Is not what You have required
      You search much deeper within
      Through the ways things appear
      You're looking into my heart

      I'm coming back to the heart of worship
      And it's all about You
      All about You, Jesus
      I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it
      When it's all about You
      It's all about You Jesus

      King of endless worth
      No one could express
      How much You deserve
      Though I'm weak and poor
      All I have is Yours
      Every single breath

      I'll bring You more than just a song
      For a song in itself
      Is not what You have required
      You search much deeper within
      Through the way things appear
      You're looking into my heart

      I'm coming back to the heart of worship
      And it's all about You
      All about You, Jesus
      I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it
      When it's all about You
      It's all about You Jesus

      Its all about you
      Jesus

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7OR3W-as38

  2. jay_kumar_07 profile image60
    jay_kumar_07posted 7 years ago

    Most of us are not having and interested to develop the the sense for to hear the question of GOD from heart.But searching and asking the way to heart.

    One way telphone.

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      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. smile

      Never thought of that, but a quick look through super pages didn't come up with anything. Either he doesn't exist, or his number's unlisted. Not sure which.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Gotta be there in the phone book somewhere. I know, because I remember a song called "Telephone to glory" smile
        some of the lyrics are "You can talk to jesus on the glory telephone" or similar.

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          just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol I never heard that one. I just looked, but can't find it on I Tunes.

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That's because I got the title wrong!
            Here ya go! smile

            http://library.timelesstruths.org/music … Telephone/

            I can't read all the lyrics without throwing up! smile

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              just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol Thank goodness that was only a link to the lyrics..I can almost hear Loretta Lynn twanging that one out. What a joke.

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Mercy! lol

                1. dutchman1951 profile image58
                  dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Jesus on speed dial!!!!!!!       lololol.....tooo much

            2. Greek One profile image75
              Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Earnest if I had to grow up listening to the Bee Gees, I would question the existence of God too...

              although I would be pretty sure that Hell existed

              smile

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                The BG's rule! smile

                1. Greek One profile image75
                  Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I don't know if they rule down there per say, but they certainly have leadership positions on the Board of Directors of Hell's Department of Acoustical Torture

                  1. dutchman1951 profile image58
                    dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Greek's just jealous, he cannot hit the high notes!   smile

            3. Disappearinghead profile image77
              Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I don't think I've seen such a huge wedge of Cheddar in a long time. smile

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    Not sure I understand what you are asking for completely.  If I am off topic then forgive me.

    Songs like "Let the Worshipers Arise" by Chris Tomblin get me in a mood to praise God. Of course there are many others but there is no need to  list them all.

    Third Day likewise has a few songs that get me into a spirit of praise.  "Cry out to Jesus" is one of my favorites but not the only one I love by them.

    You then have one by Kutless titled "Take me into the Holy of Holies" that really gets me deep into the spiritual side of worship and praise.

  4. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Los Lobos Boys "Heaven" and Mercy Me " I can only imagine" smile

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      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yep. I Can Only Imagine is a good song, except for the part about dancing for Jesus. That's a bit cringe worthy for me. Definitely wouldn't do it if I found the whole idea of heaven was real.

      1. AEvans profile image77
        AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lololo. I believe that part of the song is referencing Pentecost. I know I am to shy myself to do that to. smile

        1. Disappearinghead profile image77
          Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What I've always found cringe worthy is being in church next to those who pogo dance for Jesus, or wave flags about. Each to their own I suppose. smile

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          just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't know what Pentacost is. If it has to do with dancing, I'm out of luck. I've always identified with Steve Matin's character in the Jerk. I'm pretty sure I was born with no rhythm. I'd certainly be doing heaven a favor by not dancing. smile

          1. AEvans profile image77
            AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You are so funny! smile

            1. Druid Dude profile image61
              Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              My mom was pentecostal...don't know that she was much of a dancer. Far as I know, they pretty much do as the feeling moves them.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUCXC5K5PfY

    This is not being performed by the songwriter.  It's a cover.  But, the songwriter is on my list of most admired people EVER.  He died in an automobile accident before this album was recorded.  His name was Rich Mullins.

    Another, by a member of his band is this one  - it was written by Rick Elias for Rich to perform, but Rich was never able to make it through a performance without breaking down and so he'd have Rick sing it in concert.  That's Rich introducing Rick to sing the song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRspIyKhniw

    BOTH songs are examples of my relationship with God and how music clarifies my questions for Him on occasion.

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      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think this droid does the music justice, but very nice.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you wanna look up lyrics - the first is called Hard to Get by Rich Mullins.

        The other is Man of No Reputation by Rick Elias.

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          just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh my gosh. The lyrics to Hard To Get are tragically depressing. I think I'm glad I couldn't hear the guy singing that well. I might have cried. He definitely poured his heart and soul into that one.

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            Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah - they sound that way.  Rich wasn't terribly popular among fundies because they hated how brutally honest he tended to be with God in his songs, you know?

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              just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Well, I do think that type of honesty in the song is a better faith than one that pretends those lyrics aren't realistic. I just feel so sorry for the writer.

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                Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I fell in love with his music about two years before he died.  I went on a mission to get my hands on everything I could.  If you get a chance to take a look at any of his concert clips on YouTube, it'll be well worth it.  You may (or may not) be surprised to find that much of my religious philosophy comes from the same sources his must have.

                By the way, what a neat thread.

                smile

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                  just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I'll see what I can find. And it has been fun on the thread so far, and hopefully it will last. I threw in that last part about what songs make you laugh about the whole thing, hoping if the darker mooded ones roll through they'll have fun with it and post something humorous instead of bashing anybody. Probably wishful thinking, but hope springs eternal. smile

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                    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    He was a fascinating man.  God songs that make me laugh? 

                    The one about "I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus..."

                    Don't remember anymore, but it was in Cool Hand Luke I think.

                    And, yup, your hope is one of your most attractive features!

                    smile

  6. Mikel G Roberts profile image77
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    "Like a bridge over troubled water" by Simon and Garfunkel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

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    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    Sisters of Mercy: Some Kind Of Stranger...

    Am also a huge fan of Mission UK (song: Tower of Strength, album: Children)
    Wayne Hussey is a lyrical genius....

    James.

    1. Disappearinghead profile image77
      Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I forgot the Mission Tower of Strength. Excellent tune.

      Another good one, though I think the core theology is a little off is 'Human Nature' by Gary Clail. Aah that takes me back to my student days throwing some shapes on the dancefloor at the Colosseum in Stafford UK.

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      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol I found the Sisters of Mercy song.I was expecting  a choir of nuns. I was most pleasantly surprised. Good song. smile

      1. Disappearinghead profile image77
        Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        :')

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        Twenty One Daysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        80s English Goth/Punk just rocks.
        The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, Gene Love Jezebel, Nephilim --I could go on forever --started by the likes of the Velvet U and David Bowie.

        Sighs...Good Tunes...

        James.

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    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    Question of God

    The Creator-God exists with his attributes manifest in the Universe.

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      1. Disappearinghead profile image77
        Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Paar? Paar? Paaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr? big_smile

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    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    Question of God

    Answer: God exists

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Question.
    Is goduunit?
    Answer,
    Yep he gone went an dunnit!

 
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