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“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth, that He may strongly support those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a, NASB
All synonyms for how I’m feeling lately. Six months of not enough sleep and I have become a walking shell of myself. So last week, I began singing a song the Lord put in my heart. It is an old hymn that I remember singing at church when I was a little girl. I haven’t heard it in years. The chorus goes like this:
I need thee, Oh I need thee.
Every hour I need thee.
Oh bless me now my Savior,
I come to thee.
Guess what the closing song of invitation was the next Sunday morning during our very contemporary worship service? “I Need Thee Every Hour.” It was as though I was the only one in the 5,000seat auditorium and He played it just for me. Then I heard the Lord whisper,
“I see you.
You are never alone.
I am at work.
This is all part of the plan.
I have you right where I want you —needing Me every hour.”
I discovered today, this hymn was written in June of 1872 by Annie Hawks, a housewife in Brooklyn. She wrote it as a beautiful prayer of dependence on the Lord, while working in the kitchen. I smiled when I read this and thought to myself, “He is so in the details of our lives! That He would choose this song for me, written by a woman just like me. He is so good, isn’t He?”
I realize that your plan for me is good and that you know exactly where I am today. I am poured out. I am tired. I am weary. But you Lord see me. In fact you are actively looking for me and your desire is to strongly support me. What a beautiful exchange. I give you my tired, my weary, my sin, and you give me life, energy, purpose, and forgiveness. I am unworthy Lord for such attention. Today may I look around at this beautiful place of need and see only You.
What about you?
What is the Lord whispering to you today?
Are you in a place of great need?
How has the Lord met you in the midst of that need?
If you stop by 29lincolnavenue you will meet Stacey. She is the wife of Mike, a motorcycle riding techno genius, who has served with Campus Crusade for Christ for the past 17 years. Together, they are raising four vibrant girls ages 4 months to 10 years. Most days, she tries to teach them a thing or two about having a Biblical worldview, math and language. Everyday, they teach her how to grow in grace, patience and my dependence on the Lord! Find Stacy at her blog: 29lincolnavenue