First in my heart

I woke up this morning a little late. Who am I kidding though, that is pretty much the norm. No time for breakfast, so I treated myself to a strawberry banana smoothie with whipped cream at Mickey D’s. So fruity. So fabulous. I’m in like with it. Mid-smoothie, I get one of those really-good-news phone calls. I got this job for when I graduate my Masters of Social Work program in May. A job I will love. This, among other things, led to me being newly struck again by the immeasurable blessings in my life. And the goodness of the Lord. I’m feeling extremely gushy towards Him right now. And all of you will suffer the consequences of my gushiness ☺

Do you have a song that you play when your heart is wanting to express as much adoration to God as possible, but you feel like your own words simply can’t get there? In times such as this, I play “Be Thou My Vision”. Not just any version. Ginny Owens. I like the simplicity of it. It’s just her smooth, breathy, clear voice. No special effects. It’s striking. It centers me. And it’s historical between me & God. I mean, this one goes back to some of my middle school quiet times with God. And I just sit there, by myself, like a crazy-in-love fool. Hands lifted high to the Lord, eyes full of passion and peace, in silence, letting the words and melody of the song be my deepest prayer to God.

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’ns Son!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

mmmm…! Now that is a delightful little something to chew on. Well, I’m off to get ready for Valentine’s Day! My hubby is surprising me with the exact happenings of the evening, but I know it involves ASIAN FOOD. And getting all dolled up. Which makes for an extremely happy Lindsey! Tell you more about it tomorrow ☺

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