It doesn't take an extraordinary person -just devotion to our extraordinary God - to live an extraordinary life.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I've been listening to the song "Only You" by David Crowder on repeat a lot lately.
"Take my heart, I Lay it down
At the feet of you whose crowned
Take my life, I’m letting go
I lift it upto You who’s throned
And I will worship You, Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You Lord
Take my fret, take my fear
All I have, I’m leaving here
Be all my hopes, be all my dreams
Be all my delights, be my everything
And It’s just you and me here now
Only you and me here now
You should see the view
When it’s only You"
Is it really just God and I? A few months ago, God started to overwhelm my spirit with the following realization. Far too often I fill my life with everything but God. Whether its an eating disorder, guys, friends, family, music, hobbies, etc...its not God. Not that all of those are bad things by any means. Its just that they take up so much of my time that I'm treating them as if they're God. I spend more time trying to find new music than I do reading God's word, the living breathing truth. If I truly believe all these things won't satisfy then why do my actions prove otherwise?
Another thing thats been on my mind, is that my walk with the Lord is not about me at all. I know thats a huge "Duh" but when I really think about it if its such a huge "duh" then why are there so many sermons, books, etc telling us how to pray, read the bible, tithe, etc so we'll be satisfied, content, wise, find joy, etc. Yes, theres nothing more satisfying than seeking and obeying God and yes, He promises that when you draw near to Him, He draws near to you and you will bear good fruit. However, its not about us; its about God. Its not about doing this or that so then i'll finally find contentment. The core of my walk it isn't about what I'll gain and the godly woman I'll be become, its about God.
"Who do you seek? They answered Him, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said to them, I AM! Then when He said to them I AM, they departed into the rear and fell to the ground. Then again He asked, Whom do you seek? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus answered, I told you that I AM." John 18:6-8
"Moses said to God, Behold, I shall come to the sons of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has send me to you; and they will say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM; and He said, You shall say this to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you" Exodus 3:13-14
What knocked the hundreds of soldiers down? The God of all creation, the Sovereign and Supreme Most High God, The God that stood before man in living, breathing flesh and uttered His perfect, divine, holy name: "I AM!" Its about God. I seek Him because He is God.