April 2, 2013

I Need Him More

Like a gentle, steady spring rain, the tears flowed freely for me on Easter.  They trickled down my face as we drove to church quietly listening to worship music.  They filled my eyes as we stood in praise and worship during the service.  And even on the way home, as we talked about our desires, our future, and all God has done and is doing in our lives, the tears came easily.

My heart is so tender right now and it seems to brim over with every emotion... hope and joy, disappointment and grief, love and desire, to name a few.

Our days continue to be interesting and surreal, marked by faith, yet sometimes painful and difficult.  We truly are living one step and day at a time, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.  I'm so aware that he's near... his perfect love and care, his kindness and gentleness... they cover my days and cover me. 

I woke this morning to the song "I Need You More" playing through my heart and mind and I realized I'd been listening to its beautiful lyrics all through the night.  I love this scripture that speaks of God delighting in us, quieting us with his love, and rejoicing over us with singing...

"The Lord your God is with you.  He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you.  He will quiet you with is love.  He will rejoice over you with singing." 
~Zephaniah 3:17

I heard his sweet voice singing gently over me in my rest last night, reminding me that I need him more than I need anything.  I need him more than words can express, more than I did yesterday, and more than I've ever needed him before.  I need him more than I need wisdom and understanding and more than I need the next step in our journey.  I need him more than I need to know what tomorrow will bring and more than I need my prayers answered and my dreams to come true.

I need him more and the beautiful, hope-filled truth is that he's more than enough.

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I need You more 
More than yesterday
I need You Lord 
More than words can say 
I need You more 
Than ever before 
I need You Lord 
I need You Lord 

More than the air I breathe 
More than the song I sing 
More than the next heartbeat 
More than anything 
And Lord as time goes by 
I'll be by Your side 
Cause I never want to go back 
To my old life 

Right here in Your presence 
Is where I belong 
This old broken heart 
Has finally found a home 
And I'll never be alone


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