06 January, 2009

Only Love Remains

Today has been a hard day at work. The whys are not important, but let me just say that I am restless. I want to be doing something more that working behind a desk hearing about the world second hand. I want to be touching it, I want to be impacting it, I want to do more. I read the UNHCR's findings on what happened in the DRC a week ago, with the LRA attacking villages in the Oriental Provence. It made me want to scream cry.

I am conflicted recently with what God has for me. I am anxious for something else, but I love where I am. Miss Joy said to me that I love adventure and the unknown, but I am a homebody too. Those contrasts often conflict and leave me unsure what to do.

And I think it comes down to the fact that I am really not happy and that's not going to change unless I make changes - changes that are hard and scary and right now there is nothing before me.

I could use some prayer at this point in time.

On the train this morning I was listening to JJ Heller, and Only Love Remains. You should get one of her albums. After much deliberation I think Only Love Remains is just slightly better than Painted Red, but only ever so slightly. Get both. She is one of the most remarkable unknown artists out there.

Only Love Remains:

Scenes of you come rushing through You are breaking me down. So break me into pieces that will grow in the ground. I know that I deserve to die for the murder in my heart. So be gentle with me Jesus as you tear me apart

Please kill the liar, kill the thief in me. You know that I am tired of their cruelty. Breathe into my spirit, breathe into my veins, until only love remains

You burn away the ropes that bind
and hold me to the earth. The fire only leaves behind whatever is of worth. I begin to see reality for the first time in my life. I know that I’m a shadow but I’m dancing in your light

Teach me to be humble.
Call me from the grave. Show me how to walk with you upon the waves. Breathe into my spirit, breathe into my veins until only love remains

Hear it here.

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