A couple of months ago I was listening to Matt Redman's "The Heart of Worship." For many reasons this is one of those songs you can go back to time and time again. But, there's a portion of this song that I have never sung in church before. "You shall not share Your glory with another." What a powerful and true statement. So, I was listening to this song and thinking about attributes of God and this is what I was thinking about and writing:
The narcissism of our culture--of humanity.
My own selfishness. ugh.
And yet He is still in love with me.
He loves me beyond measure.
I'd say "whole-heartedly" but He IS love---so He couldn't possibly love me in any portion.
No matter how we are---He does not let go.
If we are filled with arrogance and pride----He does not let go.
If we are writhing on the floor in shame---He does not let go.
When we are so self-absorbed and insist on doing it our own way and living in our own strength---He doesn't let go.
When we can't bear the pain to open our eyes, when we can't see---He doesn't let go.
When we take the credit for life going well, when we can't stand the noise of life-the chaos and havoc---He does not let go.
He has NOT let go of YOU either.
(Which kind of reminds me of another Matt Redman song!)
When it comes to authentic surrender to the Savior
You aren't grasping for a safety net.
It's not there!
(You. Don't. Need. It.)
Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this--heart and soul--will ever regret it." It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. "Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' gets help." Romans 10:11-13 (MSG)