I woke up this morning with this song "running" through my mind...

So, the first thing I did (after complaining about having to get up-just being honest) was look up the song.  To fill in the SOMETHINGS!

Your love is extravagant
Your {something}, it is {something}
I feel I'm moving to the rhythm of Your grace
Your {something} is intoxicating in the {something something}
Cause Your love is extravagant
Well, the words I was missing was FRIENDSHIP, INTIMATE, FRAGRANCE, and SECRET PLACE.

but there was more to the song that made me cry... it was here:

Spread wide in the arms of Christ there's a love that covers sin
No greater love have I ever known; You considered me a friend
Capture my heart again
I was wondering if it was just me that "struggles" with the duality of:

"spending time awake with God praying when you should be sleeping"

and

"begging God to please let you go back to sleep"

Last night, Hunter's dog woke up at 2:27am. Thanks to my "mom ears" I am the only one who hears here high pitched whine that means "you better get here quick or there is going to be a mess". So, I "moan" and go to let her out. She quickly does her business and goes right back to her room. I go back to bed "knowing---this is not going to be good."

I lay there thinking about "too many things" I tried to snuggle in and go back to sleep. I couldn't!

I prayed for so many people and situations and just petitioned God while also throwing up my own "please let me go back to sleep" and He wouldn't.  So, I prayed some more.

I looked at the clock 3:47am (bad idea) "cause then I got mad. I knew sleep was not close, but what was getting closer was 6am.  UGH!

I finally, not sure when, fell asleep.  It had to be after 4:15...  Then when hubby tried to get me up I was so MAD! then ANGRY! Then SAD!

Not for the reasons you would think,

I was mad that I didn't have the heart to get up when I know I should even though things in the night didn't go how I wanted.

I was angry because I felt like I was letting down my hubby, my self, and God.

and I was SAD because after an AMAZING night praying and petitioning and considering so many others I was still more concerned with my selfish self... and that made me SAD!

This is not who I desire to be.  I LOVE the Lord! I love his people! I love to pray.

Shoot, I even caught myself praying for a character in a movie we watched yesterday.  I chuckled and leaned over and told my hubby to which he responded "watch your prayers are going to make a difference" being sincere and sweet.  He loves what a SAP I am.  Then I sat in my seat, settled in and thanked God that it was AUTOMATIC, that He gives me that desire.  BTW the movie was "To Save a Life" in theaters. I highly recommend it. 

So, there I am. mad, angry and sad... and there HE is singing sweetness over me.  Giving me a song.  Capturing my heart again. 


So, am I the only one? 



 

and because it doesn't show the video on facebook here's the url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoaH0I9UwLI 

Your love is extravagant
Your friendship, it is intimate
I feel like moving to the rhythm of Your grace
Your fragrance is intoxicating in our secret place
Your love is extravagant


Chorus:
Spread wide in the arms of Christ is the love that covers sin
No greater love have I ever known You considered me a friend
Capture my heart again


Spread wide in the arms of Christ is the love that covers sin
No greater love have I ever known; You considered me a friend

Capture my heart again
 

Your love is extravagant
Your friendship, it is intimate

6 comments:

Lauren said...

I. LOVE. THAT. SONG.

What a sweet reminder, too, for me personally. It's a rough road for me lately. :) But His love is still extravagant.

Deborah Ann said...

That took me by surprise. I knew I would love the song, cuz it's my favorite, but I didn't know God would personally sing it over me.

I think when our failures keep swimming around in our head, that's probably the biggest barrier to letting God's love in. What a thrill to be able to come to Him as a child, not worrying about 'stuff' and understanding that we can put all that aside and embrace the love. And like the end of the video (and the Bible) says, nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Thanks, Jen, you made my day! (Happy tears)...

Chantel said...

Amen, I have not heard this song before, but it brought me to my knees. Hallelujah, that in our imperfection his grace is sufficient.

Andrea said...

Love the song!
I am very much a work in progress!!
Hugs,
andrea

Janet said...

Yes! Now that song is gonna be in my mind ALL day! Thanks!!!

I think... when I have a singing voice again... I will sing that as a special at church. I haven't sung a special in about 2 years. Bad me.

Haven't you heard that other song?

Up all night, sleep all day!! (from the 80's)


You just continue to let our Awesome God, Yehweh, sing over you all day! I bet you have the most peaceful sleep tonight!

Love & hugs,
Vick

Brenda said...

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