Monday, October 09, 2006

Complete

I've had a song we're working on in choir stuck in my head for days. The lyrics are powerful and speak to my heart right now.

"Here I am, O God.
I bring this sacrifice: my open heart;
I offer up my life.
I look to You, Lord.
Your love that never ends restores me again.

So I lift my eyes to You, Lord.
In Your strength will I break through, Lord.
Touch me now, let Your love fall down on me,
and I will be complete in You.

Here I am, O God.
I bring this sacrifice: my open heart;
I offer up my life.
I look to You, Lord.
Your love that never ends restores me again.

So I lift my eyes to You, Lord.
And by faith I will walk on, Lord.
Then I'll see beyond my Calvary one day,
and I will be complete in;
I look to You, Lord.
Your love that never ends restores me again.

My Jesus, I love Thee,
I know Thou art mine;
For Thee, all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

So I lift my eyes to You, Lord.
In Your strength will I break through, Lord.
Touch me now, let Your love fall down on me;
I know Your love dispels all my fears.
Through the storm I will hold on, Lord.
and by faith I will walk on, Lord.
Then I'll see beyond my Calvary one day,
and I will be complete in,
I will be complete in,
I will be complete in You."


I had a hard time figuring out what the phrase "Then I'll see beyond my Calvary one day" meant. The dear lady sitting next to me suggested it meant one day I'll see past the cross I bear now. One day I'll see why He gave me specific weaknesses or circumstances. One day I'll "get it" all. But until then, I WILL hold on. I WILL walk on in faith. I can be complete in His love. I spend so much time feeling inadequate, being complete in Him seems too good to be true, but I believe it is Biblical. What a promise.

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." (Philippians 3:12)

Lord, I press on. Touch me now. Let Your love fall down on me. Make me complete.

6 comments:

kpjara said...

I love picturing God's love 'falling down on me' like a blanket...or better yet, a second skin that absolutely clothes me in God's love.

Beautiful post and lyrics.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful way to make a song a prayer. Music is such a gift from God!

Diane

Kara Bird said...

"I spend so much time feeling inadequate, being complete in Him seems too good to be true, but I believe it is Biblical." This statement really hit home for me. How true it is. How much time do I waste feeling inadquate. Love your thoughts and wisdom Tami. Thank you for sharing it. This thought reminds me of Colossians 2:9-10, and I got really excited. "For in Christ all the fullness of Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority."

Yeah... I think it's Biblical. :) Good stuff as usual friend!

Annie said...

Thanks for your beautiful words once again Tami. I am comforted knowing that there are christian friends out there that also go through the trials of feeling inadequate. I have days when I feel like I am never going to get it right. Thank you for reminding me to press on.

Jody said...

I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking on our priesthood and bringing acceptable offerings to God (1 Peter 2). I think these lyrics capture a lot of what I've been thinking about!

R.G. said...

Wow, isn't it crazy how many of us spend time and emotional energy feeling inadequate? What IS that? Why don't we believe God's words? I think our culture is SO powerful, and the Enemy is SO effective at using our culture against us, that we are all vulnerable to the insecure and inadequate bug. Thank God that all our hope really is in Him.