Saturday, April 23, 2011

soaking Him up

"SAVIOR KING" by Hillsong
Let now the weak say I have strength
By the spirit of power that raised Christ from the dead
And now the poor stand and confess
That my portion is Him and I'm more than blessed

Let now our hearts burn with a flame
A fire consuming all for Your Son's holy name
And with the heavens we declare
You are our King

We love You Lord, we worship You
You are our God, You alone are good

Let now Your church shine as Your bride
That You saw in Your heart as You offered up Your life
Let now the lost be welcomed home
By the saved and redeemed, those adopted as Your own

Let now our hearts burn with a flame
A fire consuming all for Your Son's holy name
And with the heavens we declare
You are our King

We love You Lord, we worship You
You are our God, You alone are good

You asked Your Son to carry this
The heavy cross, our weight of sin

I love You Lord, I worship You
Hope which was lost, now stands renewed
I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the Savior King

Last night I went to the Good Friday service at the church I have been visiting for the past couple months. We sang this song at the service (among several other really good ones), took Communion, and had a some good prayer time. It was a great evening of worship that I really needed... and when I came home last night, I grabbed my Bible, journal, and a blanket, and drove up to the lake for my own personal time of worship.
The dock is a good place for Jesus-time. The crickets and frogs were singing, and I counted the stars as they came out one by one... all while talking and listening to God.
Even though I live and work at a Christian camp, I often feel like my relationship with God suffers. I squeeze in 15 minutes with Him each morning while getting ready for work... and I hunger for a word or touch from Him, but if it's gonna happen during my "quiet time" in the mornings, it'd better be something "quick and easy" so I won't be late for work.
A relationship can't survive like that.
So by the time the weekends or days off come around, I'm like a dry sponge -- so thirsty for a real time with Him. That's the way I felt last night, and the music, the words, the Scriptures, the prayer, the crickets and frogs and stars, all of it just poured over me and I soaked HIM in.
I don't want to keep letting myself get that thirsty. Practically, it's difficult to make that time during the work-week.... but I know some of it is a matter of priorities. Please pray for me on this?
There is nothing more beneficial that you and I can do than to soak up our Savior, to worship Him and to listen to His word. We need it like air and water.
He is beautiful, our Savior King. Take time to think this weekend about what He did for you on the cross. Where would you be without it?

"I love You Lord, I worship You
Hope which was lost, now stands renewed
I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the Savior King"

2 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! Sadly, sometimes I don't even get in a small amount of time with Him at all some days during the week...and by the time Saturday or Sunday comes, I'm desperate for some time with Him.
    Some of the reason IS just genuinely not having enough time, but you're right; most of it is simply a matter of my priorities. So I'll pray for you if you'll pray for me. :)

    ps. I love that you called it Jesus-time!! that's my line! :)

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  2. good stuff. I love that song!

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