I have recently discovered a band that seems to have the most precious spirit of worship and service. While I don’t know much about The Rend Collective Experiment, what I get from their lyrics is that they have a pure love of Jesus. Each one of their songs has lyrics that are so pure and real. My favorite is “The Cost.” Here’s how it starts out…
I’m saying yes to You
And no to my desires
I’ll leave myself behind
And follow You
I’ve counted up the cost
Oh I’ve counted up the cost
Yes I’ve counted up the cost
And You are worth it
(lyrics from http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/lyricsdetail.php?lyrics_id=73467)
I recently finished Kisses from Katie, a book about a young missionary in Uganda, who is doing amazing things for the children in that country. All the way through, I felt her story rocking my world. But it wasn’t until the end of the book that something struck a deep nerve with me, especially in light of this song that’s been on repeat in my mind.
Then, NO JOKE, several weeks later, I start an online bible study through Proverbs 31 Ministries called “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkheurst. So I’m starting to see a theme here Lord….So what exactly is God trying to tell me? Apparently that He wants all of me. That He wants me to say “Yes” to Him. That He wants me to trust Him with all that I have and all that He has for me. But that it’ll cost me something. But that it’ll be worth it. Because He is worth it.
I’m a book-shelving, former tap dancer, wanna be writer, singer,
and banjo player, mother of 4, wife of 1, follower of Christ,
walking in the shadow of the Proverbs 31 woman
and redeemed by the grace and love of an Almighty God…
just living the dream.