Day 4: Give me Jesus

Give thanks to the Lord
Our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
With a mighty hand
and outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that’s been reborn
His love endures forever
Sing  praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is  faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us

~Forever, Chris Tomlin

This has been something that God has been showing me in alot of different ways lately. Alot of it has been in stripping me down, slowly showing me that he has a different plan for me. For a while I was mad, these are things that I have dreamed about my whole life and had planned intricately since I was a little girl. When it looked to me like God was “threatening” my safety, my ability to financially support what I need for the next month and a half…I didn’t understand. I wasn’t going on crazy shopping sprees and spending my money on pointless crap, I was buying food, spending time with my friends, keeping myself awake with coffee, going on trips with my college group. These weren’t bad things, in fact much of it was in pursuit of trying to get closer to God.

But maybe what God is trying to show me is that he is still there, and still good, when all the rest isn’t. When I don’t have the security net to catch me when I fall off walking the tight rope.

Do I value it too much? Is that what he is trying to show me? Is he taking those things that I am putting higher than him?

He wants me to be running after him, not stopping and quenching my thirst or hunger with whatever I see on the side of the road.

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

Choosing to gratify all of our desires that we currently have, but turning away from God…

OR

letting God fill our hearts, pursuing him with our lives and being with him forever? Which will we choose?

When I am alone,
When I am alone,
When I am alone,
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world,
Just give me Jesus.
~ Give Me Jesus, Jeremy Camp

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