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Something Beautiful.

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I’m meeting my hubby for lunch today! But before I do…

This was one of those “cryptic notes” on my Blackberry I referenced in yesterday’s post that I just can’t ignore. When I was still training at the inne where I work (hello, I’m an innkeeper! What is that? I’m not sure), I walked into the office one day and Gretchen (my friend and co-worker) was playing Needtobreathe. I’ve heard a lot about Needtobreathe over the years because they are a favorite in The Rock Boat community (The Rock Boat and what it is and my experiences on it are an entirely different post or three) and there are a number of people who just love them. For whatever reason, I had just never listened to them (?? Right?). Anyways, the music she was playing just hit me – it was catchy and meaningful and actually kind of reminded me of the style of worship music at my college church (powerful). So I wrote a note to myself on my Blackberry (what would I do without my Blackberry? Not sure) and then checked them out on iTunes and downloaded some of their music (namely, their album The Outsiders). I love it.

They are Christians, but I don’t think they’re necessarily labeled as a “Christian” band; they’re more mainstream. But their music echoes many spiritual themes. Then the other day I heard this song in the car, and it just blew me away… basically because this is exactly where I am right now with God. I feel like I’ve been distant for so long, and I believe that God is always, forever faithful. He is always pursuing us in exactly the way we need, wooing us to Himself. And now that Dayne and I have started going back to church, and I’ve started hearing and learning from the Bible again and praying, my thoughts are more on God than they have been in a long time, and I am less afraid (of Him, of what could happen to me, of the world, etc.) — I just feel more peace. And an eager desire to know Him more.

I just wanted to share the lyrics – like a diary entry, like a prayer…

“Something Beautiful” by Needtobreathe

in Your ocean, I’m ankle deep
I feel the waves crashing on my feet
It’s like I know where I need to be
I can’t figure out
No, I can’t figure out
Just how much air I will need to breathe
When Your wave crashes over me
There’s only one way to figure out
Will You let me drown
Will You let me drown

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire
‘Cause I just want
Something beautiful to touch me
I know that I’m in reach
I am down on my knees
And waiting for
Something beautiful

And the water is rising quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can’t be sure when it will subside
So I won’t leave Your side
No I can’t leave Your side

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire
‘Cause I just want
Something beautiful to touch me
I know that I’m in reach
I am down on my knees
And waiting for
Something beautiful

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Author: lisadanielle

I love Jesus, I have a lot of flaws, and I'm seeking a life of abundant joy. That sums it up pretty nicely, actually.

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