Love Like Fire

I am desperate for Your touch….In a moment You can turn a life around…” Do you live with that perspective … bump into it now and again in some special moment … or just wish you could get there? I guess if I were writing that lyric I would have said ‘I want to be desperate for Your touch‘. I’ve had my moments when my heart was wide open and I felt that God was working on changing me. I can’t manufacture those moments, structure them, nor even put my faith in them. If there is anything we  know about emotions and feelings, they’re about as dependable as a weather forecast.

But I long to escape from the academic and sterile, correct and collect Christianity. No, I don’t want to be incorrect nor afraid of academics. But I want to sing my heart out not really caring if I’m in tune or not. My neighbors might not appreciate such reckless abandon, but I have a much higher calling than their melodic hopes. And truthfully, I don’t want to be the only one. I am desperate for His touch, and at the same time I do not want to look like it. Broken hearted and disappointed in my own sin, I privately pour it out to God. Then when gathered with my Family I provide the great example of the one who has it all together.

There’s something missing as we quote and study the writings of Apostle Paul – something that we overlook. The confessional nature of Paul’s letters fascinate me. “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me” (Philippians 3:12). “For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out” (Romans 7:18). “I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that” (2 Corinthians 11:1).

Let Your love take me deeper, pull me closer to where You are, ’cause all I want is more of You. And I’ll surrender to Your love, forever humbled by the message of the cross. Yes, this is a wonderful prayer for us to embrace. Let Your love take me deeper. We are overcomers, who have yet still much to overcome. Impossible without His love and power, we cling to Him. Another songwriter of another generation wrote, “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling; naked, come to thee for dress; helpless, look to thee for grace;  foul, I to the fountain fly; wash me, Savior, or I die” ~ Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763.

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I am desperate for Your touch
a glimpse of heaven
for the glory of Your Son.
In a moment You can
turn a life around
forever to be found in You.
I am reaching out to find
theres nothing greater than
Your love that holds my life.
Your grace and mercy that
have saved me by Your blood,
and swept away my shame Oh Lord.

Your love is like fire
that burns for all to see.
My only desire
to worship at Your feet.
So let this fire
consume my life.
Let Your love take me deeper
pull me closer to where You are,
’cause all I want is more of You.
and I’ll surrender to Your love
forever humbled by the
message of the cross.
I stand abandoned in
Your presence and Your grace,
and I’ll never be the same Oh God.

Your love is like fire,
that burns for all to see.
My only desire,
to worship at Your feet.
So let this fire
consume my life.
Let Your love take me deeper,
pull me closer to where You are,
’cause all I want is more of You.
When You call I will follow.
At the cross I surrender all,
Jesus I belong to You.

I belong to You Lord
Your love is like fire,
that burns for all to see.
My only desire,
to worship at Your feet.
Your love is like fire,
that burns for all to see.
My only desire,
to worship at Your feet.
So let this fire
consume my life.
Let Your love take me deeper,
pull me closer to where You are,
’cause all I want is more of You.
When You call I will follow,
at the cross I surrender all,
Jesus I belong to You.

Let Your love take me deeper,
pull me closer to where You are,
cause all I want is more of You
When You call I will follow,
at the cross I surrender all,
Jesus I belong to You.