October 24, 2011

DESPERATE



Make me desperate, Lord
the desert-wandering, thirst-producing kind
with hunger driving deeper -
Take me to that place.

Make me mournful, Lord
of plateaus & normal
& all things justified -
Pull me deeper.


Make me unhappy, Lord
with self & habit & routine
with ordinary & safe & acceptable -
Deliver me.

Make me hungry, Lord
for intimate secrets, passionate moments
for things unseen & unsung -
Call me ever further.

Make me desperate, Lord
for tastes & sights & sounds
of glory & vastness & love 
I have yet to know.

Make me desperate, Lord...
for the things
that only come
from a place called
DESPERATE.



pjs  24/10/11

October 20, 2011

DANCE WITH ME by Jesus Culture (See post below on the Seductive God)


YOUR LOVE IS EXTRAVAGANT by Casting Crowns (See post below on the Seductive God)


HOW SCANDALOUS! (THE SEDUCTIVE GOD)



Someone had the audacity in a prayer time today with our team to pray that God would "seduce him".  He begged God to make Himself so irresistible, so attractive, so inviting that he would have no choice but to surrender before THE LOVER.  Wow.

I read The Sacred Romance (Brent Curtis and John Eldredge) quite a while ago and there is a beautiful song by a similar title - Divine Romance - by Phil Wickham that my girls really love  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF0p4I9a1nw)   But today the concept pierced me afresh.

Isn´t this what we all need and long for?  Isn´t this the secret desire of every heart: to have a LOVE and a CAUSE worth living - and dying for?  One that is so completely captivating, thrilling, intoxicating...so beautiful that it´s divine?  And wouldn´t this revolutionize our prayer lives?  Wouldn´t we go out of our way and do those crazy in-love things fueled by the adrenaline of passion? 

I have really been missing out.  And so yesterday I wept.  I cried out to Jesus to reveal Himself in this way to me, too.  To return me to my First Love.  To help me remember the crazy passion and divine romance and its sweeping effect on me.  I want to live CAPTIVATED by this SEDUCTIVE, SCANDALOUS GOD.  Maybe you want to add this to your prayer list, too.  It should probably be number one.  And I´m guessing that the rest won´t even matter.  

My all-time favorite intimacy love song:  Your Love is Extravagant by Casting Crowns.  Check it out.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF0p4I9a1nw)

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