Heard this for the first time this morning at my church and fell in love with it. Yes, I know that I post a lot by this band, but only because they’re SO amazing and worshipful.
I need You more more than yesterday
I need You more more than words can say
I need You more than ever before
I need You Lord I need You Lord
More than the air I breathe
More than the song I sing
More than the next heartbeat
More than anything
And Lord as time goes by I’ll be by Your side
Cause I never want to go back to my old life
Right here in Your presence Is where I belong
This old broken heart Has finally found a home
And I’ll never be alone
My favorite line is “Cause I never want to go back to my old life.” When you really surrender to Christ and fall in love with Him, the way that you used to live just isn’t good enough anymore, not even close. I know where I came from, and even the times that the enemy has whispered to me, “It would be so much easier if you just went back to doing that,” I always knew in my heart and Spirit that I would never be able to find satisfaction or peace in those places. I want to encourage you today to never look back in longing on your past.
Genesis 19:16-17, 26 “When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them. As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away! …But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”
These verses are on either side of the ones describing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sometimes God is trying to take us out of a bad situation, to save us from destruction, but we long for our old bondages and lifestyles and comfort zones, so we look back and suffer for it. I know we are supposed to be the salt of the earth, but this is not the kind of salt you want to be. We’ll be connecting this story in greater depth and detail to the wandering Israelites in a later post.