Michael Paynter, Love The Fall

As I listened to the chorus blast out through my car speakers I was really challenged about how I should live my life.

Job 26:1-14

Reference: v.14 And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power? (TNIV Bible)

Explore:  Have you felt emotionally moved just from one song?  The other day I was in my car listening to my music when Michael Paynter’s ‘Love the Fall’ song started to play.  I’ve always enjoyed listening to this song but this time I really started listening to the words.  The chorus spoke to me really powerfully as the lyrics sung out,

So what if I dive off the edge of my life
And there’s nothing beneath?
What if I live like there’s nothing to lose
Just to die on my knees?
At least I’ll know
I walked the dark
I took the scars
I risked it all
And learned to love the fall

As I listened to the chorus blast out through my car speakers I was really challenged about how I should live my life.  I’m such a cautious control freak that I don’t often step outside into the unknown.  The thought of taking a risk is always far from my mind.  And yet I felt challenged as I listened to this song to have more courage in what I do.  When I finish my life could I claim that I had risked it all for a greater purpose?

Application:  Just like feeling moved by this song in my car I often come across verses in the Bible that jump out at me and give me greater meaning.  Job’s declaration of God’s power in verse 14 is one of those verses.  He speaks of God’s grandeur and then says that this is just a whisper compared to the fullness of his almighty power.  It’s impossible for us to know God’s might but these verses help us to put it into some perspective.  When you read a verse or hear that song that grabs you, stop and consider what God is saying to you through that emotion.

Prayer:  Lord, You often use other people’s words or music to connect to us.  May we sit up and take note of those meaningful moments and strive to live a life that gives glory to You.  Amen.

Whose words have brought deeper meaning to your life?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.


Cameron BaileyApril 16, 2013 at 12:56 PMReply

Congratulations to Michael on a great performance on Australian TV show “The Voice” last night.

mykidshave4legsApril 26, 2013 at 2:51 PMReply

Its sad that such a a talent like Michael Paynter has to go on a show like the voice to be noticed. Dont get my wrong I LOVE watching the voice but was very suprised when I saw him on there. I feel that he is above it………..Australian music does not get enough support. Go Michael!

Cameron BaileyApril 29, 2013 at 2:33 PMReply

I agree but I suppose at least he get some exposure this way. And like you said, go Michael!!