I'm talking about a go-to song for when darkness comes banging on your door. A song that resonates within you, "This is Truth. This is my Maker's heart toward me. This is how Loved I am."
I was challenged to find a God-song back when I went through what I call the "brokenness years". I was challenged to dismiss the "obvious", and instead find the real. It's easy to say, "Oh yes, such and such hymn" or whatever... and don't get me wrong, I love the old hymns. Most of them, anyway. But I was challenged to find a song that was all mine. And I did. When darkness threatens to cloud my mind and heart, I run to this song - I set it to "repeat" and I literally sink myself into it. I force myself to focus on God singing these words to me.
I'm sort of lucky in that my God-song even has my name in it. But I challenge you to insert your own name and ask yourself... is this how you view God's heart toward you? If not, why not?
Michlle ma belle
These are words that go together well,
I love you, I love you, I love you,
That's all I want to say,
Until I find a way,
I will say the only words I know that you'll understand.
I need to, I need to, I need to,
I need to make you see,
Oh what you mean to me,
Until I do I'm hoping you will
know what I mean.
I love you.
I want you, I want you, I want you,
I think you know by now,
I'll get you somehow,
Until I do I'm telling you so you'll understand.
Michelle ma belle,
Sont les Mots qui vont tres bien ensemble
Tres bien ensemble.
I will say the only words I know that you'll understand,
(this is the version I have on my ipod)
Did you put your name in? What did it feel like? Does something about that concept bother you? Why? Is He as good as we tell our children He is? Are we ever supposed to grow out of that, or maybe... is that our "first love"?
Discovering that God's heart is Love - Pure and True - changed my life. I invite you taste and see for yourself.
If that song doesn't work for you, try one of these ... I think they echo God's heart too.
"I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue... to make you feel My Love"
"nothing you confess could make me love you less..."
Corny? Maybe. Probably, even. I don't care. If these don't do anything for you, find your own God-song. It will mean more that way, anyhow. But do find it! I was challenged to push through my awkward resistance, my religious barriers, to arrive at the place where I literally wallow in God's crazy-for-me Love. I am paying that challenge forward tonight.
Taste and see.