Lessons from Carrie Underwood's New Single | Enduring All Things

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lessons from Carrie Underwood's New Single

So Carrie Underwood recently released a new single, Something in the Water. Can I just say I love this song!
He said, "I've been where you've been before.
Down every hallway's a slamming door."
No way out, no one to come and save me
Wasting a life that the Good Lord gave me

Then somebody said what I'm saying to you
Opened my eyes and told me the truth."
They said, "Just a little faith, it'll all get better."
So I followed that preacher man down to the river

And now I'm changed 
And now I'm stronger

There must've been something in the water
Oh, there must've been something in the water

Well, I heard what he said and I went on my way
Didn't think about it for a couple of days
Then it hit me like a lightning late one night
I was all out of hope and all out of fight

Couldn't fight back the tears so I fell on my knees
Saying, "God, if you're there come and rescue me."
Felt love pouring down from above
Got washed in the water, washed in the blood 

And now I'm changed
And now I'm stronger

There must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water

And now I'm singing along to amazing grace
Can't nobody wipe this smile off my face
Got joy in my heart, angels on my side
Thank God almighty, I saw the light
Gonna look ahead, no turning back
Live everyday, give it all that I have
Trust in someone bigger than me
Ever since the day that I believed

I am changed
And now I'm stronger

There must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water

Oh, yeah I am changed
Stronger
These lyrics really made me think about my own life and experience when I was saved in the waters of baptism. Carrie says there must be something in the water. Of course, we know salvation has nothing to do with the actual water, but I think she's just using this as a play on the phrase.

But there is so much truth in those lyrics. She says she is changed and she's stronger. That's right. When we come up out of the waters, we are made new. A new person. A new Christian. That doesn't mean we are perfect, but it means we are saved. We are on the track to Heaven. We are His and nobody can take that away from us.

We are stronger and free by the grace of God after we've chosen to obey and be baptized in His name for the remission of our sins!

When we are down and at our worst, God comes and rescues us with His love and grace. We should feel joy. We shouldn't be able to wipe the smile off our face. We should be singing along to Amazing Grace!

And last but not least, once we've been changed, do we have this attitude to "look ahead, no turning back. Live everyday, give it all that I have. Trust in someone bigger than me." That's the most important part. What we do with the rest of our lives after we're saved in the waters of baptism. What do we do after the initial shock, excitement, and newness wears off? Do we stay changed or do we eventually go back to life as it was before we were saved? It's certainly something to think about.

And to think, all this reflecting came from a 'secular' country artist!!! I love Carrie Underwood. Oh, and congrats to her and Mike on their soon-to-be new addition to the family!

Have you heard this song? What do you think? Did it make you reflect on your own salvation and life as much as I did?
Thanks for reading!
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