Okay, total truth is, I've been listening to Beth Moore teach on loving God, and, goodness, if the passion of that woman didn't convict my heart of my own lack of love for Him.
"I want it, God," I told Him. "I want that first place, passionate, priority love for you."
My husband wakens himself with a clock radio on a local Christian station a full 20 minutes before he needs to get up and a full 50 minutes before I want to get up. Ugh. It's amazing, though, how many times I'm jolted awake too early by a song that seems to speak to me right where I am.
And this weekend was no exception.
Through sleepy ears I heard God's loving message to me:
Take a look at the mountains Stretching a mile high Take a look at the ocean Far as your eye can see And think of Me
Take a look at the desert Do you feel like a grain of sand? I am with you wherever Where you go is where I am
I love you more than the sun And the stars that I taught how to shine You are mine, and you shine for me too I love you yesterday and today And tomorrow, I'll say it again and again I love you more
Just a face in the city Just a tear on a crowded street But you are one in a million And you belong to Me
And I want you to know
That I'm not letting go
Even when you come undone
I love you more than the sun And the stars that I taught how to shine You are mine, and you shine for me too I love you yesterday and today And tomorrow, I'll say it again and again I love you more I love you more
And I see you And I made you And I love you more than you can imagine More than you can fathom
Oh, wow, God. There's nothing like a reminder of your love to me to light my heart in response with love to you.
"We love Him because He first loved us."
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