Driving home from taking grandkids back to their parents on New Years Eve, I turned the car radio to 88.1, the Christian music station in my part of the country. A song I had never heard came on and immediately captured my heart.
If you want to hear the song, click here for the YouTube link. It was written and sung here by Natalie Grant and is called “More Than Anything.” The part that lingers in my mind goes like this:
Help me want the Healer more than the healing.
Help me want the Savior more than the saving.
Help me want the Giver more than the giving.
Help me want you, Jesus, more than anything.
Wow. I was immediately convicted. Far too often, my prayers are requests that begin with “Please give me . . . .” I want to be healed and to see my loved ones healed. I want to be saved from bad situations and have my loved ones delivered from them. I want to be given things over and over again. But, I KNOW that God’s desire is for me to long most of all to know, love and long for the Healer, the Savior, the Giver, Jesus above everything.
Matthew 22:37 — “And He (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Matthew 6:33 — “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness . . . .”
Psalm 37:4 — “Delight yourself in the Lord . . . .”
Deuteronomy 6:5 — “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
That will be my prayer focus for 2019. I’d love to hear about yours.