Chapter 2

Been listening to Project 86 quite often lately when working out. Must say… I’ve missed those guys. I went to probably five or six of their concerts during their early years. But their music has taken a turn for the worse with their last few albums, in my opinion. So, they’ve kinda fallen off my radar.

With all the worship music I listen to, “angry man music” (as I like to call bands such as Linkin Park, POD, Project 86, Blindside, Our Lady Peace…) doesn’t get much airtime any more. But it’s kinda nice to be able to just enjoy this kind of music without having to deal with the negative aggression it tended to generate during my more dysfunctional years.

The song that really stood out to me tonight was Chapter 2:

New day springs light on the burdened, the downcast
My past lingers to define the outcast
I long for the coming of chapter two
To put an end to this cycle of backlash
So I start where the last chapter ended
But the veil has been lifted, my thoughts are sifted
Every wrong is righted
The new song I sing with every breath, breathes sight in

So let your face consume my mind… (x8)
Hair standing on end, it’s sent forth
Is this the end I was always meant for?
I still long for the taste of better days long ago
Long past, so dead to me but yet
Here it is in the palm of my hand to see
As I witness the birth of a new beginning
I sense it breathing, I feel it seething
I see my fear begin fading

Breath on me for my new beginning…

I entered into a new life-chapter this past summer and have been loving the newness I’ve found here. The veil certainly has been lifted, my thoughts are absolutely sifted and His face consumes my mind.

So keep breathing on me, Lord. Keep breathing your Life into my new beginning.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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