One Thing. 2/15/12

Deliver me out of the sadness
Deliver me from all the madness
Deliver me courage to guide me
Deliver me Your strength inside me

All of my life
I’ve been in hiding
Wishing there was someone just like You
Now that You’re here
Now that I’ve found You
I know that You’re the One to pull me through

Deliver me loving and caring
Deliver me giving and sharing
Deliver me this cross that I’m bearing

Oh, deliver me

Jesus, Jesus how I trust You
How I’ve proved You o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus
Deliver me
Come and pull me through
Come pull me through

This a song that came from a movie. I’m not sure the name, and Sarah Brighten did this on the soundtrack. David Crowder, a great Christian worship leader redid it, and these are the words. This word is for the 15th, but I’m writing it on Valentines day. I was thinking tonight about those of you who might be particularly lonely on valentines day because you’ve lost someone, or have been abandoned by someone. This song has always meant so much to me because the chorus so expresses my heart about my relationship with Jesus. God has been so good to me by giving me an awesome family, but the ultimate love of my life is Jesus. I’ve shared my story about how He found me in such brokenness and loneliness. I feared that I would be alone all of my life. I was so insecure, and had such a shattered self image that I was hiding away in fear, wishing someone would come along and rescue me from my deep loneliness. I had dreamed and fantasized about what kind of person that might be and then Jesus came along and rescued me and delivered me with His furious and relentless love. I never knew I could be loved like that. His overwhelming love gave me such a sense of worth and value, and His presence became so real that the loneliness became a distant memory and a constant reminder of how awesome He is. His joy over me is still so liberating. I finally became someone’s valentine. Someone so special and so satisfying that I felt such sorrow for those who didn’t have a Beloved like my Beloved. “I am my Beloved’s and He is mine,” and His banner over me is love. Amazing, and still is today. The life of the Shulamite is such an amazing adventure, and to think, if you are a believer you get to live that life. Even though this is a day late, Happy Valentine to all of you whose Beloved is Jesus. All of my life I’d been in hiding, wishing there was someone just like you (Jesus) now that you’re here now that I’ve found you, I know that you’re the one to pull me through. Finding Him is the greatest moment of my life. Have a great day being His beloved.