Friday, February 22, 2008

Get Naked

This past Monday, I was watching Making the Band 4, and just like any reality show, it's a bunch of people put together that don't belong together, and of course there's conflict and drama, etc. Anyway, Puff (Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy) kicked the guys out of the studio, because he said they weren't ready to record yet. The guys had to go back to vocal training, before Puff let them back in the studio.

After a couple of lessons from the vocal coach, Diddy pops up and he wants to put them to the test, and see if they're ready to get back in the studio ("Daddy's House" from what Puff calls it). The guys started singing for him, and obviously, Puff wasn't feeling it. So he had them singing over and over again, until they got it right. (This is the good part of the story) Diddy looked at all of them and said, "Yall too worried about how you look while you singing...None of yall have blacked-out and sung yall hearts out...YALL GOTTA GET NAKED WITH THIS SONG".

I thought this was hilarious when I heard him say that; but it wasnt until I read a scripture in the Bible, the following day, that I understood what Puff meant by "getting naked".

Hebrews 4:12 and 13 read:

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

In verse 12 when it says "...the word of God is quick, and powerful..." it means that the word of God is a living word and an active word; it's not old or archaic, but it applies to your life both today and tomorrow; and it reaches into and discerns "the thoughts and intents of the heart." Verse 13 speaks of how God sees us. He sees us without the fame, the awards, the good grades, etc. He sees us bare of those things; and "naked". He sees and judges us on our heart.

In no way am I relating the authority of God to the "authority" that Puff has, but I understand when he told the band to "get naked on this song", he meant for them to expose themselves, pour their hearts out, sing without worrying how people see them; he wanted them to sing for people to feel what their hearts had to say.

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