Wednesday, June 1, 2011

You Can Have Me

Heard this song by Sidewalk Prophets yesterday on the way to the grocery store and scribbled the lyrics that I could remember as soon as I parked just so I wouldn't forget. (Am I the only brain-challenged crazy person that does this?! Please reassure me that the rest of you are as forgetful as I am...) This is an amazing anthem, and a great thing to think about as the Church.

If I saw You on the street
And You said come and follow me
But I had to give up everything
All I once held dear and all of my dreams
Would I love You enough to let go
Or would my love run dry
When You asked for my life 
When did love become unmoving?
When did love become unconsuming?
Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, You can have me
You can have me 
If You’re all You claim to be
Then I’m not losing anything
So I will crawl upon my knees
Just to know the joy of suffering
I will love You enough to let go
Lord, I give you my life
I give you my life

I want to be where You are
I’m running into Your arms
And I will never look back
So Jesus, here is my heart

My heart breaks when I realize that Jesus' love isn't changing me some {most} days. At what point did I become unmoved, unconsumed by his grace? After writing down these lyrics, there was a momentary torrential rain that lasted only seconds, and while at first I was a bit annoyed (getting two littles into the store), it hit me that it only takes a second. It only takes one moment for me to forget who I am and Whose I am. I pray to be moved. To be consumed.

*As a p.s., it unnerves me that every time I try to type the word 'consumed', my hands automatically type 'consumer' and I have to fix it... telling, isn't it?!

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