UP is an inspirational, Pop track from O. J. Toks’ latest album, Incognito. There are plenty of things in life that can get us down and depressed. But Jesus tells us that in spite of those troubles, we should be of good cheer, not because our circumstances are particularly favourable but because He has overcome the world. The UP-beat track was inspired to do just that. It is meant to get you cheered UP, dancing and UP-lifted.
In the song lyrics he refers to where our hope lies. We often uncover the true reality of our hope when the winds of life beat against us. When we feel our heart is most broken. When the things we have trusted in have disappointed us. When your life feels like it has no direction.
When the heat is turned up in our lives what is it that we turn to? What has replaced God’s place in our lives? That is the thing we have put our trust in, instead of God. As the lyric continues, ‘Christ gives your life locomotion’. He moves you forward. He takes you from addiction to freedom, from sin to holiness, from darkness to light.
Despite the many things that threaten our joy in life, O.J. Toks’ new single UP is both a reminder and encouragement of the joy and hope found in Christ. When things are looking down, look UP.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Thanks O.J. Toks for the uplifting track. You can listen to it down below!