Show Us Christ Sovereign Grace
Prepare our hearts, O God
Help us to receive
Break the hard and stony ground
Help our unbelief
Plant Your Word down deep in us
Cause it to bear fruit
Open up our ears to hear
Lead us in Your truth
Show us Christ, show us Christ
O God, reveal Your glory
Through the preaching of Your Word
Until every heart confesses Christ is Lord
Your Word is living light
Upon our darkened eyes
Guards us through temptations
Makes the simple wise
Your Word is food for famished ones
Freedom for the slave
Riches for the needy soul
Come speak to us today
Where else can we go, Lord
Where else can we go
You have the words of eternal life
LOVING this song lately. I know it’s very elementary, but over the past few months God has been reminding me and reteaching me to really treasure His Word and invest in it. To be honest I haven’t spent much time in the Word for a while, but there is truly no replacement for it. I want to live and breathe the Word. I want the Lord to plant it deep in my heart that I might be empowered to live for Him.
“Words” (as we call it, or I guess better described as prophetic messages?) are great and it’s fantastic that God continues to speak to His people, but how do we treat God’s true and living Word? Do we value and treasure the Bible as much as we do the prophetic? Paul tells us that it is a great thing to desire prophesy and the prophetic is absolutely a gift from God, but have we put so much emphasis on the sensationalized aspects of Christianity that we’re willing to make the study of the Bible as lesser discipline?
What encourages me though is that one of the most widely recognized Spirit-filled leaders, Mike Bickle, is a HUGE lover of the Word (that fact comes from KY though as he has spent much more time than me listening to sermons from the IHOP leader). Mike Bickle lives and breathes the Word, which is what empowers Him to walk in the Spirit. And on a much lesser level, one of the most Spirit-filled friends of Kenny and myself is also the peer I see who is the most involved in the intense study of the Word.
All that to say, if I want to be a lover of Christ, then I MUST be a love of His Word, for He is the Word, and the Word is all about Him as this song says.
Lord, help me…
(And on a side note, I know Sovereign Grace has some well I won’t say haters, but “non-fans” [a couple are the people I’m closest too haha], but I just LOVE this album and I love how their songs from end to end speak scripture and are filled with the Word. Just a side note I guess!)