I always depend upon my husband to introduce me to new music. I don't always like what he likes, but more times than not I find myself stealing the new CD's from his truck and putting them in my car. (Ssshhhh...don't tell him...) Not too long ago I got ahold of his Deluge CD. Great stuff...I highly recommend their "Unshakable" CD!
So one night, not long ago, I'm listening to #12 Come In My Courts...my all-time favorite on the CD. I've listened to this song 101 times in the past...over and over and over again. (Yes, I'm one of THOSE people!) When suddenly one line of the song jumps out of the speakers and grabs me by the heart. The line is, "there is no other I love more than you".
Earlier this year the Lord showed me that I didn't truly believe that He loves me. I sat in a room full of women watching the Beth Moore simulcast on "So Long Insecurity" and weeped like a baby as He exposed my prideful heart to me. I couldn't believe the truth He was showing me. How was it possible? I had even stood before women and taught about His love. But the evidence could not be denied. I was insecure and pridefully felt that His love couldn't possibly cover my multitude of sins.
So here I am, one unsuspecting night, sitting in Rich's truck...listening to my favorite song for the 3rd time in 15 minutes...and there is comes...the line that took my knowledge of His love to another level..."There is no other I love more than you." "So come, my beloved, come." "Come in my courts, I am calling you"...(I'm fighting back tears as I type.) You see, I still had a touch of that pride left. I still had a smidgen of belief that there were other people that He loved more because...well...they are just better Christians than I am. You've got Billy Graham, Beth Moore, Peggy Fitzhugh, Dora Eason, Melba Meyers...my list went on. But He was breaking that mindset that night by telling me "Sweety, I do not love Billy Graham more than I love you. I love you both the same." The revelation was water to my soul.
He loves me so much that He calls my name and invites me into His presences. "if your name isn't known, then it's a very lonely feeling." ~ A Wind in the Door
My Father knows me by name. The Maker of the Universe...the Great I AM...knows me and calls me. He chose me. There's no denying His love. I simply want to grow in it....bask in it...