Wednesday Worship: Yearn

Walking in the early morning hours, watching day brighten the already beautiful flower framed streets, nodding heads and exchanging greetings with the other walkers, I talk with God. I love walking and telling Him about my life. I love sharing my heart with Him. And I love that I can hold nothing back, because He knows it all already. It has been good to be home to my morning routine. Yesterday my prayer was for a heart that yearns for Him, and I couldn’t stop singing Shane & Shane’s song, Yearn (found on An Evening With Shane & Shane). I made it my prayer, and it has been burned into my mind and heart since.

Written by Shane Barnard, Yearn speaks of that desire to be completely consumed by God. I get so distracted by myself that I forget God. Even my prayers for a changed heart are tainted with the desire that my changed heart would please others. Why am I so consumed with what others think of me rather than being enraptured with God and His beauty? Oh for a heart full of God! He has given me life and breath, and I desire to burn so completely for Him and I long daily for a deeper relationship with Him. I truly want to yearn for Him and only Him.

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Holy design
This place in time
That I might seek and find my God
My God

Lord I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You
Lord I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You
Lord I want to yearn

Your joy is mine
Yet why am I fine
With all my singing and bringing grain
In light of Him

I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You
Lord I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You

Oh You give life and breath
Through Him You give all things
In Him we live and move
That’s why I sing

Lord I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You
Lord I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You and only You
Lord I want to yearn

(Acts 17:25-28, Hebrews 12:28-29)

What is consuming you this week?

One response to “Wednesday Worship: Yearn”

  1. Carol Crabtree Avatar
    Carol Crabtree

    AMEN, Angie….you have spoken my struggles, my heart and my prayers even a few hours ago, as I walked the dog. “Please forgive me Father, for so quickly forgetting your blessings” Life can change in a moments time. God is faithful…I am not. Thankfully he is faithful to forgive, by the blood of Christ. My prayer—–Help me father, to love thee more. Thank you Jesus. God bless you and your family Angie. By the way, I also prayed for you and your family tonight while I was walking the dog!

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