I’m a huge David Crowder fan. His newest release is called Neon Steeple . Here’s how it begins . . .
“Well I didn’t come here of my own accord . . . and I guarantee I can’t leave like this.
Where you are, I don’t care but whoever brought me here
is gonna’ have to take me home.
Yeah, you’re gonna’ have to take me home.”
I smile every time I hear this 37-second intro. It so captures how I felt when I’d wandered off in the weeds. Desperately searching for peace, reading all kinds of spiritual stuff, somehow knowing there was something more. Someone or something. Oh, and I believed in God. Called myself a Christian. But I didn’t know Jesus. Not personally. I felt empty, lost, alone and helpless. Finally, under extreme personal circumstances, I cried out to my Heavenly Father (who had been patiently waiting) and He responded. We connected. And thus my new life began. A personal relationship with a Savior and Friend who loves me immeasurably just as I am.
Crowder ends his new album looking back to that time of rebirth . . .
“My heart was weary, my soul was heavy, my bones were aching Lord
I needed waking. I needed breaking. I needed you my Lord.
And you took my hand and led me to the river and buried all I was
Then you kissed my face and told me I was yours, and I knew I’d found my home.”
Since I bought Neon Steeple, I’ve carefully and prayerfully kissed each of my grandchildren on the face. Each time, I’ve teared up, thinking how much I love them. Imagining my Heavenly Father loving me that much and more. ‘Hearing’ Him tell me that I’m His. Knowing I’ve found my home.
If you’re still looking around for your ‘home’, stop. Give up. Get alone somewhere, get down on your knees and give yourself to Him. All of yourself. Everything. Imagine Him kissing you on the forehead saying “You’re mine. I love you. You’re forgiven. You’re a new creation in Me. You’ll never be alone again. You’ve found your home!”
Prayer – “Thank you God for loving me . . . for pursuing me. For never giving up. You have everything I need and I know it’s mine by simply ‘taking you by the hand’. Lord, I’m reaching for your hand right now. Please bury my sins and breathe new life in me today.” I pray in the beautiful name of your son Jesus. Amen.”
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