I heard this song several times as I listened to Pandora last week. The words stuck with me. And then I heard it again at church on Sunday.
I am getting ready to go on a little trip with the boys to visit a college friend. We get to hang out with her sweet family for a few days and then I am sharing my story with her MOPS group. Preparing again to share the things God has taught me through losing Cora has been so good. I needed to be reminded of so many things because, quite frankly, my heart has been pretty yucky lately. Four years after losing Cora life is wonderfully busy with my two boys and somewhat normal even. But with that “normal-ness” I am finding myself more and more in a struggle with busyness and distractions. I could list them out, but you probably know what I mean. I hate to admit it but so often I am choosing other things over Jesus. I am not always ordering my day around Jesus. And I am letting my time with Him get crowded out or interrupted by less important things. Not necessarily bad things, but definitely less important things that are keeping me from listening to God and deepening my relationship with Him.
So, it turns out that while I am praying that the Lord speaks through me on Wednesday, He actually needed to speak to me first. I have a little reordering to do.
I desperately needed Jesus when I had to face losing my Cora.
I desperately need Jesus today as I seek to be a wife and mama who points my husband and boys to the Lord.
I desperately need Jesus as I share His story at work in my life.
I desperately need Jesus everyday…in every way.
Lord, I Need You :: Matt Maher
Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, you’re my hope and stay
This week as we prepare for Easter, amidst the busyness and distractions, may we remember that we need Jesus.
Jesus, you’re my hope and stay.