Worship Wednesday…I Just Really Love You

 

 

“I just really love You
I just wanna stay in Your embrace
All my heart is for You
How You overwhelm me with Your grace
I just really need You
I just really long to hear You say
That all Your heart is for me
And how You’ve always been my hiding place
You are my hope, You are my life
You are my source, You make things right, oh
I just really love You
I just wanna stay in Your embrace
All my heart is for You
How You overwhelm me with Your grace
You are my hope, You are my life, yes
You are my source, You make things right, oh
You’re making all things new
Any fear, any stain, any sin, any shame
Your love can overcome the deepest grave
Any fear, any stain, any sin, and any shame
Your love can overcome the deep-est grave
Any fear, any stain, any sin, and any shame
Your love can overcome the deepest grave
Any fear, any stain, any sin, and any shame
Your love can overcome the deepest grave
You are my hope, You are my life, oh
You are my source, You make things right
Let strongholds fall, let darkness hide, oh
Let Your voice call the dead to life
I just really love You
I just wanna stay in Your embrace
All my heart is for You
How You’ve always been my hiding place
I just really love You, yes I do
I just wanna stay in Your embrace
All my heart is for You, I believe
How You’ve always been my hiding place.’

 

 

By Red Rocks Worship

Returning to My First Love

Bored. Unmotivated. Apathetic. Tired. Fearful. Hopeless. Sound familiar?

I don’t where this season came from. But it is here in full effect. I was sending a message on Voxer with a friend recently, and I told her I was feeling blah these days. I am not super depressed. I’d say I have been feeling a low dose of it. I’m a bit anxious. There are no specific reasons or big life happenings going on. I have just been in a general state of anxiety. My mind races about all the things. And I have been taking naps every chance I can get. I wake up tired and go to sleep exhausted.

I’m not sure why. I’m in the process of trying to learn better rhythms in my life. I am not good at resting, really resting. I don’t mean doing nothing. I think I do that fairly well.

As I am growing in this practice, I realized this fall it’ll be twenty years since I met Christ — two whole decades. That blows me away! Where did all of that time go? Where is the girl who had one day realized she was a sinner in need of a Savior one minute and found herself a righteous daughter of God the next? What happened to all of that joy and excitement of meeting Jesus and falling in love with Him?

I think I misplaced her or maybe I lost her. Maybe she was taken. But something happened to her. I am not the same person I was then. None of us are. I have changed for the better, but in some ways I haven’t really changed.

I heard about this lead pastor in California who every year tells the first-year students of his church’s school of ministry that he’s excited they’ve sacrificed to be in school. Then he tells them to take him to coffee in twenty or thirty years and to tell him they are still burning and in love with Jesus.

Every time I hear that story, it hits me — every time.

I feel like I was burning easy for years on years. But over the last few years, that flame has dulled. I think it has been a number of reasons why — a little bit of apathy, along with the cares of this world, mixed with a little bit of life overwhelming me, and at times the enemy attacking me.

But I’m done! I want that white hot fire again. I want Him as my sole desire.

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
Revelation 2:4-5 (NIV)

 

 

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