Let me count the ways you love me…
An eon’s not enough in time.
You call me, call me, call me.
And I continue to hide.
While your love spans the ages,
And I have turned away
You love me, love me, love me.
But I never stay.
It’s only when I’m on my knees
And I can no longer run
You bless me, bless me, bless me
And I come undone.
Lord carry me, carry me, carry me.
And I will count the ways
You love me, love me, love me
I will sing your praise.
Time goes so quickly,
When I’m moved to praise you!
When you’re filling my heart
And I am thankful, the minutes slip by.
Is it because I’m looking up
And no longer looking at my feet?
Finally seeing your light and glory,
And not sluggish darkness that weighs me?
Down, so down, down it threatens to drag me.
But when I lift my arms to you,
And cry “Father!” you hear me.
Embrace me Lord, enfold me.
Reawaken my soul on fire!
Lift my eyes to you
Like a tender love
So all I see is you, and none other.
• “He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Saviour.’” Psalm 89:26
RTBT: Thank you Lord for the freedom we have to love and praise you openly
We prayed you into the world.
Our love for each other,
And our faith in our Creator
Were the spark of a light
That will now never be extinguished.
That light grows, like you in my womb
More than love – something else…
An awareness that you, little you,
Will change our lives forever.
We will be yours, and you ours.
A knowledge that my heart
Is now indelibly scarred,
With your name. For a while
We will be your world,
Your guiding light, your flame.
Excuse the reflective mood. Lent starts today, so it’s got me thinking a bit more about others.
I stumbled across this while flicking through Pinterest this morning:
Very much the theme for my life at the moment, my new job working for ASLAN, putting pen to paper again (ok, tapping on keys) with HJ – it seems a lot is being shuffled into perspective!
What’s wonderful about Lent is that it crosses religion, and even cultures. Ask most people in the street, and they will know that it’s a time when you have to ‘give something up’. But what if you turn it on it’s head and, instead of giving something up, make it a time when you DO something you wouldn’t normally do?
I’ve been openly confronted by some who ask ‘why should I give something up?’ Well, if you don’t want to, don’t! But…you’re missing the point…
The main reasons Christians ‘do’ Lent is to reflect on the time Jesus spent 40 days and nights alone in the desert. It’s the time leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and subsequent resurrection (Easter) when he gave up food and companionship to pray and be closer to God, his father.
At the heart of Christianity is a hope that we’d help and love the needy, the hungry and the lonely. Sometimes that’s really hard to do. Especially when your initial kindness is rejected or ridiculed by others.
Video: Moved to write by Marcken
A spoken-word vision of what could be possible with Jesus…