There are times… when what you really need is to be reminded.
In many ways, it has been a difficult, frustrating week. I felt like I was failing at everything I did. It was the first time I slept through a class. It was the first time I’ve felt so far behind — so behind that I almost gave up trying to keep up.
Yet in many ways, it has been a week of having to remind myself not only of who God is, but also who I am in Him. I had tried to set apart good, personal time with Him this week, and while it has not always been successful (see note about oversleeping above), the times that I did get to spend with Him were so encouraging, so sweet, so uplifting.
This past Detroit LIFE group, we spent time studying about why we worship, and how when we worship, we become more satisfied in Him, more sustained, and more Christ-focused. I’m thankful for those reminders of His character, reminders of the One who does not change regardless of my own failings and flaws.
No, this does not mean that I’m all caught up. (In fact, I’m still far behind and trying desperately to catch up, haha… it’s about to be a long, long night…) Yet there is less frustration and more joy when you study with a joyful, thankful heart.
I heard this song as I was making lunch this morning, and it speaks the words that my heart longs to proclaim tonight. It’s rare that I get to listen (or share) an Indonesian worship song, but the lyrics are absolutely beautiful. I’ve tried my best to translate them, but don’t depend on their accuracy! :)
Kasih setia-Mu yang kurasakan
Your steadfast love that I have felt/received
Lebih tinggi dari langit biru
Higher than the blue sky above
Kebaikan-Mu yang t’lah Kau nyatakan
Your goodness that you have shown
Lebih dalam dari lautan
Is deeper than the ocean below
Berkat-Mu yang telah kuterima
Your blessings that I have received
Sempat membuatku terpesona
Has blown me away (difficult to translate)
Apa yang tak pernah kupikirkan
What I have not even thought of/imagined
Itu yang Kau sediakan bagiku
It is that that You have supplied/provided
Siapakah aku ini Tuhan
Who am I, oh God
Jadi biji mata-Mu
That I have become the apple of Your eye?
Dengan apakah kubalas Tuhan
How can I repay You God
S’lain puji dan sembah Kau
Than by praising and worshipping You