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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Make a Home for Jesus

I woke up this morning with a song going through my mind that I want to share with you today. It is about making our hearts a home for Jesus. I have pasted the lyrics for those of us who like to read them and also I have a video of the song by Shaun Groves.

Take, me, make me
All You want me to be
That's all I'm asking, all I'm asking


Welcome to this heart of mine
I've buried under prideful vines
Grown to hide the mess I've made
Inside of me

Come decorate, Lord

Open up the creaking door
And walk upon the dusty floor
Scrape away the guilty stains
Until no sin or shame remain


Spread Your love upon the walls
And occupy the empty halls
Until the man I am has faded
No more doors are barricaded

Chorus:

Come inside this heart of mine
It's not my own
Make it home
Come and take this heart and make it
All Your own
Welcome home

Take a seat, pull up a chair
Forgive me for the disrepair
And the souvenirs from floor to ceiling
Gathered on my search for meaning
Every closet's filled with clutter
Messes yet to be discovered
I'm overwhelmed, I understand
I can't make this place all that You can


I took the space that You placed in me
Redecorated in shades of greed
And I made sure every door stayed locked
Every window blocked, and still You knocked


Take me, make me
All You want me to be
That's all I'm asking, all I'm asking



"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I'm about; See for yourself whether I've done anything wrong—then guide me on the road to eternal life. Psalm 139:23-24 (The Message)

Make a home for Jesus.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

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