Has there ever been a song that has stopped you in your tracks? Brought you to tears? I know there are alot of songs with great beats that we hear which make us stop and dance. What about a song that makes you stop and worship? For me, this was one of those songs. I was driving and listening to Praise 102.5 and Until I Pass Out (by Uncle Reece) came on. By the end of this song, I was literally waving my hands in the air and tears were rolling down my face. I love his honesty in this song. I could tell by his voice he was a young guy but I felt his passion for Jesus throughout this song which made it even more special. It was my instant favorite.
This morning I was at my desk, working and listening to Praise 102.5 again. During a commercial I heard this song in the background and felt myself about to go in then they turned it off. WHAT! So, I went to YouTube to listen to the song and up comes the video. I didn’t know there was one. I proceed to watch and get caught up all over again. I have my own office but my door stays open, so I am sure my co-workers heard me sing (loudly) “WE GO HARD IN THE PAINT! WE WORRRSHHIP!”
I promise when I heard this song I didn’t know what HARD IN THE PAINT MEANT! So I looked it up.
Hard in the paint – This refers, literally, to the paint on the floor of the basketball court; more specifically the paint under the hoop.
Hard in the paint [Urban Dictionary] – To approach a problem, obstacle, or challenge with supreme confidence of success through a commitment to use all facilities available to one’s self to achieve a goal.
The term has etymological roots in the basketball parlance that describes an attempt to score in the crowded and highly contested area directly under and immediately adjacent to the raised hoop on a basketball court, or “painted” area. Shot attempts in this area are traditionally only successful when made with a strong conviction to score, skill, overpowering strength, or a combination thereof (i.e. “going hard”).
Ok. So now I know He’s going hard with his worship for Jesus!
My favorite line is:
If you came to laugh at somebody you can go ahead and laugh at me
Because why your steady laughing I’m dancing off shackles and being set
See I may look like money but you don’t know what I’ve been through
And I’m still going through some of it so dancing is something that I got to do
So many times people don’t worship in their truth because they are worried that people are looking or that someone will laugh. I have been guilty of this myself. But sometimes you just have to go for what you know and give God the glory. Let them laugh, let them look, let them point but like he says – HE is being set FREE and Jesus is the ONLY ONE that saved my soul! Close your eyes – block them out and GO HARD IN THE PAINT & WORSHIP! God has been SO good to me and if you sit back and reflect on your blessing, how can you not worship!
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Are there any songs that just move your spirit?