What a gift God has given to us.
This morning I took out an old CD. How refreshing & renewing to hear an old song & have it speak anew to my heart. It was just what I needed today.
CD in point – Natalie Grant’s – Deeper Life.
I took it out because I thought Sophia would enjoy the pop genre & sing & dance. And that we did as she LOVED Natalie Grant’s music! But then to have the words speak deeply to me was the surprise that only God could have sprung on me.
Being a woman is tough.
There I said it.
There are so many voices calling to us. So many “hats” that we wear in a given day. Demands. Responsibility. Stress.
There is only one way to face or handle it all & that is to go deeper with Him. Christ gave us this promise:
“I am the bread of life. He (she) who comes to me will never go hungry, and he (she) who believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35 NIV).
As I read this, this is what I realized – All Jesus asks of us is two things: to come & to believe. If we do that, He will meet the hunger of our souls. He will quench our thirst. We will be satisfied & fulfilled as women. We will have more to give to our husbands, our children, our friends, and others.
The words to the song “Deeper Still”:
So many voices calling out to me
To sell me something, tell me what I need
But they don’t know about the treasure
A gift from heaven I can’t live without
It’s a kingdom and it’s hidden deep inside
I will be living for much more than meets
‘Cause I need the deeper life
Where the love of God runs far and wide
I need the deeper life
I will give him all my heart and mind
I won’t be swept away by every changing tide
I believe in the deeper life
I’ve got my telephone, got my radio
I got a lotta places I can go
But where I wanna be is off the deep end
My Jesus meets me when I dive right in
Don’t wanna slip slide on the surface of
My soul will search until this thirst is satisfied
BUT there’s no better way to hear these lyrics than to hear it sung 🙂 so here it is: