i was listening to this song while checking my emails & catching up on some blogs when i just stopped, replayed the song from the beginning, and sat in the room with my eyes closed. i listened to each word and soaked it all in. i was moved to tears & one verse in particular stuck out to me:
We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You’re our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for heaven’s cause
We are Your church
We pray revive
my heart aches to see captive hearts released. to see the hurt, the sick, the poor at peace. BUT do i lay my life down for heaven’s cause? i am His church. and i am not alone. i am part of a greater body of believers and WE are the church. we are the voice in this dark world. we are the hope. we pray revive this earth! each one of us knows deeply how broken this world is. whether death, destruction, divorce, abuse, or neglect has touched us personally, we have all seen it in the news and in the people around us.
i don’t want to waste my life. i want to lay it down for heaven’s cause.
now, this doesn’t mean we all need to quit our jobs and move oversees to do mission work. there are captive hearts all around you. your next door neighbor, your coworker, your UPS man, your yoga instructor, your kids kindergarden teacher… how in the little things are you laying down your life? how in the day-to-day can you make your life have purpose?
i am thinking on those things today. entrusting my life to the Holy Spirit. trusting that He will lead me and guide me. trusting that the small talk with neighbors at the mailbox, letting people merge in front of me in traffic, and yelling thank you at the UPS man all can make a difference.
and be the church with me.