Saturday, August 29, 2009

What do I know of Holy?

I like music. Especially worship. I don't spend a lot of time memorizing songs, upcoming artists, latest bands...etc. If it has good lyrics and a catchy beat, I'm good. But every once in a while there is a song that grabs my attention... you know, speaks to your soul. And then I can't get it out of my head or heart.

Well... a song by Addison Road recently did that to me. It's called "What do I know of Holy?" It is such an honest and raw admission to what many Christians' relationship with God is really like. And definitely speaks to ALL Christians on some level.

American Christianity is so confusing to me sometimes when I compare it to the Bible. And sure, no culture gets Christianity right.... we live in a sinful world. Still, in America, it seems that everything is so packaged, successful, scheduled, productive, programmed.....

I want to know God. I want to know Him and have Him be known.... that's it. I long to meet others who want to talk about Him like He is part of their day, that walk because He picks them up each day and carries them on. I tire of hearing how to "be" perfect and "do" perfect and "say" perfect. I am so incredibly flawed and many times find myself following along with everyone else picking myself up each day and willing myself through. No grace, no love... just condemnation and criticism.

I LIVE for those moments when God brings me to my knees. I LIVE for those moments that He lifts back the veil of His glory and allows me to gaze at His beauty. I LIVE for those moments when He reminds me of my sin and the ONE who took it away.

In a world that idolizes perfection in every way, my prayer is not to be perfect. I pray for humility. I pray that when He touches me I will know Him. I pray that when He looks in my eyes I will behold Him. I pray to KNOW Holy.

4 comments:

Kim said...

I totally agree with your post and know what you mean. I like how you say that you just want to know Him and make Him known. It should be our only goal.

The song I have been touched by recently is "Before the Throne" (Selah has a great version). It talks about how Jesus stands before God and pleads for ME!! Me!!! God looks at Jesus and pardons me. So amazing!! I can't get through it without crying.

Just wanted to thank you for your post.

Kim

Tony and Heather Snyder said...

Wow...what an awesome thing to write and be on your heart right before Pastor Ed's message today! You truly are trying to worship God uninhibited w/ true happiness! What an encouraging and uplifting post to read!

Reba said...

Marianne:
Thank you so much for your post! It spoke to me right where I needed it! I agree...everytime I hear that song, I have to stop what I am doing and close my eyes...what a wonderful song. I hope someone sings it at church someday!

Rebecca

Shelby said...

um, amen! your genuine love of the LORD is so ... inspirational, raw, challenging, iron sharpening those who know you well.