Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Hillsong and Ascend the Hill. I had kind of forgotten how much I enjoy worship music (and not just hymns) until I went to chapel at IWU last week and was really refreshed by the worship there.
Something about worship music reaches to my inmost being and makes everything calm. Reminds me of what my relationship with Christ is and who I am. Sometimes the lyrics really reach me, other times (like as of late) the music is just an avenue for me to feel connected with God again, no matter what the words may be.
Recently I listened to Brooke Fraser’s “C.S. Lewis Song” and I love the quote she used of Lewis’: “If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy, I can only conclude that I, I was not made for here.” It’s such a beautiful thought, bringing comfort to my heart. Yes, there are times when I am restless in this world and I sometimes feel unsatisfied…but that’s okay. Because the desires God has placed in my heart – nothing on this earth can truly satisfy them. And being reminded of that causes me only to turn to Him more.
What desires are you seeking fulfillment of? What has been occupying your thoughts? What has been that one overriding topic of conversation recently? What is that thing that prevents you from being content in your life? Where are you seeking that fulfillment? Will those people/places/events/possessions really fulfill you? Are you seeking the right fulfillment for that desire?
I challenge you this week to ask God what He is trying to teach you through your desires. Ask Him if there is something deeper, more important that you should be seeking. Take time this week to be still…and know that He is God.
None But Jesus by Brooke Fraser
In the quiet, in the stillness
I know that You are God
In the secret of Your presence
I know there I am restored
There is no one else for me
None but Jesus
Crucified to set me free
Now I live to bring Him praise
In the chaos, in confusion
I know You’re sovereign still
In the moment of my weakness
You give me grace to do Your will
So when You call I won’t delay
This my song through all my days
All my delight is in You, Lord
All of my hope, all of my strength
All my delight is in You, Lord, forevermore