I’ll never forget when Joshua Tree by U2 was released (1987). I was in Cleveland, TN at Lee College. I headed over to the mall after classes and purchased the cassette. While driving back to campus I heard this song and was blown away. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” is a powerful song. It is a deep song born out of a believers heart to know God more.
If you are familiar with how this song was recorded on “Rattle and Hum” then you know the song was recorded for the movie in a church with a choir. On the movie, the next song is by a guy on the street singing about freedom.
As a Christian, freedom from sin and the things of this earth is what we are looking for. We are looking to know God more… to go into a deeper relationship of knowing God. Our lives as Christians need to be about knowing God more. As we get to know Him more, we become His hands and His feet living in a world in need of His love… the freedom that only He can give.
In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers states,
The Spirit of God has set a great many people free from their sin, yet they are experiencing no fullness in their lives— no true sense of freedom. The kind of religious life we see around the world today is entirely different from the vigorous holiness of the life of Jesus Christ. “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” ( John 17:15 ). We are to be in the world but not of it— to be separated internally, not externally (seeJohn 17:16 ). (November 27).