Sunday, May 9, 2010

Only You

Where is my passion?
Where did it go?
The depths of my heart have closed.
And only the shallows exposed.
The passion is there I know
Somewhere in the deep it flows.
I can't seem to let it out
I begin to doubt that I can
I can't
Only You can free me
In all the ways I need freedom
I don't want to be locked away
I want to be free
I want to let go
Let go of control
And fear
Fear of unknown
Fear of being known
I want to be known by You
I am Your love, Your servant, Your Bride
I belong to You
Only You


This morning, I was inspired to write this poem because of the song "Worlds Apart" by Jars of Clay, which we sang today in church.  Here are some of the lyrics that particularly stand out to me:


I look beyond the empty cross
forgetting what my life has cost


and wipe away the crimson stains

and dull the nails that still remain

More and more I need you now,

I owe you more each passing hour
the battle between grace and pride
I gave up not so long ago
So steal my heart and take the pain
and wash the feet and cleanse my pride
take the selfish, take the weak,
and all the things I cannot hide
take the beauty, take my tears
the sin-soaked heart and make it yours
take my world all apart
take it now, take it now
and serve the ones that I despise
speak the words I can't deny
watch the world I used to love
fall to dust and thrown away
I look beyond the empty cross
forgetting what my life has cost
so wipe away the crimson stains
and dull the nails that still remain
so steal my heart and take the pain
take the selfish, take the weak
and all the things I cannot hide
take the beauty, take my tears
take my world apart, take my world apart
I pray, I pray, I pray
take my world apart





To love You - take my world apart
To need You - I am on my knees
To love You - take my world apart
To need You - broken on my knees

It's a song I have heard many times before, but it meant something new to me today.  It's amazing how God can take anything and make it new to use for His purposes.  Even me:)

2 comments:

  1. When Dave was putting his set together for Sunday, I heard him strumming through that song, and I (stupidly, ignorantly) said, "Oh, nobody will even remember that song. Will that really work for worship?" But he kept playing it, and pretty soon I was singing along. and the Holy Spirit pretty much told me to eat my words. I'm glad he doesn't listen to me, because I'm sure there were many other people God touched with that song.

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  2. I really appreciate Dave. Whenever he leads worship he just seems to really put his whole heart into it, and he's not afraid to do something different. You guys are really cool people :)

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