Sunday, 18 March 2007

Longing for greater intimacy with my Creator...but how to tell Him?

Of late I seem to have been borrowing others' words a lot, to express what is on my heart. ... And while I make no apology for it, I suppose all I can say in my defense is that I have run somewhat dry - why is it that they can put into words seemingly without much effort what I am struggling to even try and make sense of for myself?! I suppose I have to be thankful, humbly borrow, and confess once again that I am not perfect.
So, here are the lyrics of a beautiful song by David Crowder, which recently has been echoing my heart's ache for more closeness with God, my desire to pour out my whole being as a sacrifice of worship to Him...
Take my heart, I lay it down
At the feet of You who's crowned
And take my life, I'm letting go
I lift it up, to You who's throned
And I will worship You Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You, Lord
Take my fret, take my fears
All I have I'm leaving here
Be all my hopes, be all my dreams
Be my desire, my everything
And I will worship You Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You, Lord
And it's just You and me here now
Only You and me here now
You should see the view
When it's only You
Copyright 2003 Worshiptogether.com Songs
Words by D. Crowder, M. Dodson, J. Solley, M. Hogan
Music by D. Crowder

5 comments:

  1. Oh, Rachel...I love that song, as well. It expresses so well the cry of my heart to place all my hope in the Lord.

    And, never feel bad about using other's words to bring expression to what you're experiencing. We all must to that at times, and I think it is a gift from God to be able to "humbly borrow" in this way, as you say. And there will be times when others will remember something you've said or written and be blessed in the same way...I know I have. :)

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  2. Love that song, MRs. W. When I need a refreshment, I put DCB on....

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  3. for centuries the church has learnt to pray by using the words of the saints, the bible, the psalms for example...

    so you are in great company Rach :)

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  4. miriam - you are always such an encouragement to me, I thank God for you...
    Andrea - yes, refreshing, inspiring, challenging, and downright anointed!!
    Paul - that's very true. And it makes me feel tons better. I hate plagiarism that's all, but I guess as long as you acknowledge your source it's ok. I think I've just got to a place here, where I've recognised it's ok to be myself! And being myself is in part being humble enough to say that others are better at certain things than me!! And that that's ok too.

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  5. life would be pretty grim if we were all livers ;)

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