I heard this song by Point of Grace on the radio and before I even knew who/what it was, I could relate! I heard the line, "I wish my hair was smoother" and KNEW I would like the rest of it. :) I heard the song on JQ99.3, a Christian station. I first thought, what is a song about wishing doing on a Christian station? Yikes, I still judge quickly.
BUT, when I dig a little deeper, I find that wishing can and is a very Christian principle AND it is in the Bible numerous times.
John 15:7 (NIV) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
Now, you know that is not the kind of genie wish like in Aladdin! That verse shows some real Godly power behind it. Does that mean we'll get everything we want/wish? I don't think so. Think of our kids. They wish for LOTS of things. As their parent we know that some of the things they ask for are not good for them and we say no. I believe God, as our loving heavenly father does the same thing.
Sometimes, wishing is not enough. There needs to be action with the words.
James 2:16 (NIV) If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
I looked up the word "wish" on www.webster.com and the word is a verb (meaning action in case it's been awhile since you've been to English class!). The main definition and synonym involved the word "desire".
Hmmmm, also Biblical. Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Another cool thing? We're not limited to three! So dream big! What do you wish for?
The video I liked on YouTube was removed, so you can still hear it here.