I’m sitting in Starbucks early this morning with a worship playlist in my headphones. But I am not worshiping…I am writing emails…I am checking out Facebook…I am updating my calendar.
A lyric breaks through the melodic noise to capture my attention.
Be my heart’s obsession
First and only in my life
In your love alone
My soul is satisfied
And a peace and a resignation and a redirection of my thoughts overtake me. It’s as if every tense muscle just melts.
Here are more of the lyrics
I will abide
Be still and know that you are God
For you are mine
And in your presence I’m alive
Here in this place
Within your shadow I am safe
Fading into the light of grace
I need you more
I need you more than ever
It’s so difficult to to live in that space and so easy to dwell in the humdrum of meaningless activity.
My prayer – Lord help me to ABIDE in you. Even when I am doing the everyday activities of life, may I ABIDE! I need YOU more than ever.
Song info: First and Only by Elevation Worship.