There is this older worship song that I heard twice this weekend. Friday night my cousin Anniee and I went to a prayer meeting at a little old country church in southern Minnesota. It just so happens to the church where my grandpa gave his heart to the Lord 6osomething years ago. It's a prayer center now and the last Friday of every month they have a special speaker come in. Last week it was a "prophetic evangelist". I can't even lie, I made fun of the dude all day Friday before I heard him speak. Semantics. He talked about letting the Holy Spirit lead your conversations and it was a good.
Anyway, during the worship part of the evening we started singing an older worship song, a song that really has grated on my nerves until last Friday.
Over the mountains and the seas
Your river runs with love for me
I will open up my heart and let the healer set me free
I'm happy to be in the truth so I will daily lift my hands
and I will always sing of when you're love come down
I could sing of your love forever..etc x100
The x100 is what really got on my nerves. yeeesh. But as we were singing it Friday night I realized I *could and will* sing of the Lord's love forever AND I got this glimpse of a fat baby in heaven singing of God's love forever.
It happened again on Sunday when the same song was sung during worship and I made a pact to not let my baby to out praise me...although, let's be real, you know he's learned some stuff up there.
I'm tired of trying to fill the voids in my life with temporary junk. Anthropologie (OMG I love that store so much) will not have enough cute clothes, purses, or housewares to make me happy. No relationship can avoid letting me down. Live music at a super cool venue with my fantastic cousins will not sustain my joy (it will however, make my old ears ring).
Today I will rest in the Lord's love. He promises to *never* leave me (or you) and gives us His joy to be our strength...if we accept Him and let Him. He pursues me with just the right amount of pushiness. This is what I was created for, He is the satisfaction of the longing in my soul...I will wait, I will endure, I will see His glory for eternity.
Be strong and of good courage,
do not fear nor be afraid of them;
for the LORD your God,
He is the One who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you.
And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from
the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For God did not send his Son
into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.