I am so into the song, Come to the River, by the Rhett Walker Band. When I really like a song I’ll play it over and over on youtube. Here’s part of the chorus:
“Come to the River,
Lay yourself down,
Let your heart be found.”
Let your heart be found
– isn’t that awesome? I love the vision I get when I hear that. It’s one of surrender and of putting yourself aside to let your heart be found by God.
God’s all about our hearts and we don’t have to do much other than let him in.
Did you know the word heart is mentioned 743 times in the Bible? That’s how we know God thinks our hearts are pretty important. Depending on the context, heart could be used to describe our emotions, mind, sinful nature, the will of a person – our total inner self.
Proverbs 4:23 tells us, “Above all else, guard your heart, it is the wellspring of life.”
Just as our physical hearts are central to our bodies and vital to our existence, what’s going on in our spiritual lives and inner selves will determine how we experience that existence.
This is why it’s so important to let your heart be found by God. Nothing you can outwardly achieve or possess could ever be that ‘wellspring of life’.
A line of one of the song’s verses says, “My thirst for myself left me wanting more.” Doesn’t that just sum up our nature – our sinful nature?
…all that juicy stuff a good soap opera is built on – that’s the thirst for the self.
But when we’re careful to guard our hearts and let our hearts be found by God – we’ll thirst less for ourselves and more for God.
Enjoy my new favorite song…better yet, come hear PS150 play it on June 16. Since we don’t have a piano part for it – I’m going to play the cowbell.
Woo Hoo – I’m pumped!
And maybe…just maybe… I might sing along.
Shhh… don’t tell the rest of the group.