Do you ever slow down enough to get in a secluded place -free from distractions, free from noise, free from movement - to get away - away from news, away from plans, away from lists - away from it all??? I crave that, I crave it regularly, do you know why?? I crave it because that is when I can hear God the most, to feel Him, to know that He's real, to know that He's alive, to know that He knows me, to know that He cares that He has me alone.
Tonight I took that opportunity......took the opportunity to stop.....forget the dishes, forget the clothes, forget packing lunch/packing breakfast.....aaaahhh......to just stop. I had to choose to do it, but I'm so thankful that I did.
I put on some worship music that my friend Audrey sent me.......just listen to the words......
Your love is pure Your love is precious Your love is all I need
Your love surrounds me Your love astounds me Your love is everything
I run to You my heart is weak I cling to You You're all I seek
More than the air that I breathe More than the song that I sing I need You
You're everything I want
You're everything I hope in
You're everything my heart cries out for
And another song later on the CD.....
The more I seek You, the more I find You
The more I find You, the more I love You
I want to sit at Your feet, drink from the cup in Your hand, lay back against You and breathe
feel Your heartbeat
This love is so deep it's more than I can stand. I melt in your peace it's overwhelming.
Oh Lord, just singing these words opens my heart to You and makes me want to experience that everyday.....that peace, that fullfillment, that satisfaction.....Your Presence.....the Presence of the Lord of Lords.....the Presence of the Sovereign God.....the Presence of the Almighty, Powerful God - the great I AM. What a mystery You are to be so Huge and yet know me so deeply, that You even want to know me at all is a mystery.
As I'm writing this another song plays......
You're My beloved you're My bride
to sing over you is My delight
come away with Me My love
Under My mercy come and lay til We are standing face to face
I see no stain on you My child
You're beautiful to Me so beautiful to Me
I sing over you My song of Peace
Cast all your cares down at My feet
Come and find your rest in Me
I'll breathe My life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagles wings
and hide you in the shadow of My strength
I'll take you to My quiet place
I'll restore your soul
Come rest in Me and be made whole
You're My beloved you're My bride to sing over you is My delight
come away with Me My love
Oh I cherish God, I truly cherish Him.....above all else.....He holds all things together. Without Him I wouldn't have any of the good gifts that I have - my husband, my children - these relationships would be nothing without God creating them and holding them together. I just pray that we all can grasp the depth of the love that God has for us, the height of His passion for us, His passion to know each of us individually.....what a majestic God. I am in awe, yet I am at peace.