I Told You So


How much do you value God and His word's spoken to you?  Are you truly desperate for and lost without God?  These questions are ones that are asked of us by the song "Breathe", by Mary Barnett.  I love the song "Breathe".  The first time I heard it, I was listening to it on a Michael W. Smith worship CD and the music and lyrics brought tears to my eyes.  What a powerful song!  However, it is not an easy song for me to sing.

by Mary Barnett

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very Word spoken to me

And I'm desperate for You
And I'm lost without You

Why is this song so hard for me to sing?  Because for me to sing a song like this in worship to God, I need to have a totally pure heart for Him.  On a day that I am running late to get to work and put off my devotional time with God until when I get home, is He like the "air I breathe"?  When I eat breakfast before I spend time with God, is He my daily bread?  At those times I'm surely not treasuring God's words more than my food like Job says he does and surely not I think I should.  Actions speak louder than words, don't they?

Honestly, I am seeking God and I do feel like I am drawing closer to Him each and every day.  Have I arrived?  Absolutely not.  But today I can say this and mean it wholeheartedly:

O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. (Ps 63:1 NKJV)

Today, after much soul searching, I can sing the song "Breathe".  I'm praying that tomorrow at church when we sing the song, I'll have the same heart.  One day at a time!  What about you?