When I am not diligent in spending time with God, tracing his reality in the details of my life, it isn’t that I have denounced my faith, but something much worse–I am not experiencing His fullness in my life, and naturally, it feels a lot like emptiness. Neglecting His relevance constructs an illusion of emptiness and ushers in the most conflicting emotions. Pressing my hands over my eyes, I ask why I can’t see him; pressing my hands to my ears, I ask why I can’t hear him; pushing my hands into my pockets, I ask why I can’t feel him. Ignoring him will cultivate ignorance, and ignorance will breed ambivalence.
Why would I hesitate to run wild in the realm of His reality? He is my clarity, He is my sanity, He is my security. So why do I coax myself out of bed in the morning without feeling the weight of his beauty, without sifting through the details for his fingertips. without smelling the way His truth lingers on my cheeks, without listening for the comforting sound of His nearness? Why am I trying to believe that the idea of Him is enough when He has made himself available to me? This is as absurd as standing in the rain during winter and being content to think about a warm bath instead of walking inside, filling the tub, and getting in. Why do we choose narrative over reality? Why do we prefer the religious affiliation over the invasive presence of his love?
Not only is Flying Lotus one of my most favorite artists of the year but he’s also one of my top favorite music artists in general. His music inspires me to create on so many levels. One thing about him is that even though his music is incredibly good a lot of people still don’t even know who he is. I put this guy up there with some of the worlds greatest musicians in my book. He didn’t put out an album this year but he did have his own radio station on possibly the greatest video game of all time (FlyLoFM on Grand Theft Auto V), a sick tour that made it to Cleveland which was the highlight of summer 2013 for me and he just recently dropped a random folder of all unreleased jams. Do yourself a favor and get hip to his music if you have not already. Gotta love artists like Fly Lo.