Wednesday Worship: Only Love Remains

It has been a rough week as I am broken more and more. A friend encouraged me to run to Christ in my brokenness and worship because of the beauty of grace and forgiveness. He was so right.

I am calling out to Him daily as I walk through this fire. I want to be broken. I want the dross burned away. But I don’t like the pain that comes with that burning. As I have turned in my brokenness to the cross, this is one of the songs He has used this week to convict, encourage and point me back to Himself.

I have listened to “Only Love Remains”, JJ Heller’s title-track from her CD over and over and over this week, because, well, I’m obsessive like that. I love her creativity with words. I love the pictures she paints. I love the imagery. Most of all I love the raw vulnerability she brings. I love the heart cry for Christ to come and break us, to kill our sin, to show us His love. And I love to imagine Him breathing into my veins… those veins that cause me so much physical pain now full of Him instead.

Life is full of struggle for all of us. JJ Heller brings the beauty of redemption to our struggle.

Won’t you join me today in crying out for Him to break us, mold us, cleanse us, and breathe into us until “only love remains”?

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Scenes of you come rushing through
You are breaking me down
So break me into pieces
That will grow in the ground
I know that I deserve to die
For the murder in my heart
So be gentle with me Jesus
As you tear me apart

Please kill the liar
Kill the thief in me
You know that I am tired of their cruelty
Breathe into my spirit
Breathe into my veins
Until only love remains

You burn away the ropes that bind
And hold me to the earth
The fire only leaves behind whatever is of worth
I begin to see reality
For the first time in my life
I know that I’m a shadow
But I’m dancing in your light

Teach me to be humble
Call me from the grave
Show me how to walk with you upon the waves
Breathe into my spirit
Breathe into my veins
Until only love remains
(from “Only Love Remains”, released 2006)

4 responses to “Wednesday Worship: Only Love Remains”

  1. My dear Angie,

    I am one in the spirit with you on these petitions. We have been jointed together, He is supplying every joint for the edifying of the body in love. My precious one the Spirit is the only one who can lead us to these deep desires, He is our guide and He is guiding us into all truth.

    In the song “Of for a thousand tongues to sing” This glorious verse tells it all.

    He broke the power of CANCELLED SIN and set the captive free.

    Praise be to God, we are growing up into Christ even His head.

    In His love we live,
    Judie

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  2. Christina Rogers Avatar
    Christina Rogers

    I am going to have to get this cd now.
    “Fear not for I have redeeemed you. I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God.” Isaiah 43:2,3

    That is a verse my mother gave to me right before I had my surgery and I say it over and over every day.

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  3. What a beautiful song! He WILL carry you through my friend!

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  4. Thank you for this lesson in repentance and redemption found in Christ. What at a wonderful song! And YES I am crying. May the blessing of the Lord and His peace be with you.

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