"Jesus, you're my desire. I want more."When I was studying for Masters degree in Worship Studies, one of our assignments was taking songs that we sing in our worship services and identifying the theological elements in the song; identifying the scriptural foundation for each song. That assignment changed my whole perspective in finding songs for events and worship services because I understood that taking God's people back to the Word even through song is essential. It is the only thing that will stand. Most recently, God has brought me back to this same assignment. So I've decided to periodically feature a song on a blog and identify the theological elements in that particular song. This week I've decided to start with my song, "Desire."
Psalm 27:4-6 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
In this Psalm, David prays for constant communion with God. The reflection upon every trial, every obstacle, and every challenge in his life, I believe David realizes that a pattern of staying in the presence of God consistently is the only way to live. David desired it as a good thing. When we truly desire communion with God with all diligence we will seek after it Him wholeheartedly. Moreover, David desired to attend in God's courts that he might have the pleasure of meditating upon God. David knew that staying in the presence of God is a direct correlation with knowing the beauty of the Lord. His holiness is his beauty (Ps110:3) and his goodness is his beauty (Zec. 9:17). The harmony of all his attributes is the beauty of his nature. There are benefits for dwelling in the house of the Lord, beholding the beauty of the Lord, and inquiring in his temple. In times of trouble, God's providence and protection are upon you. He won't allow you to be ashamed in front of your enemies. That is good news!
My song, "Desire" derives from a place where all I desire is more of God: His desires, statues, His promises, Him. I was in a place where I attempted to "dot every "i" and cross every "t" in various areas of my life and the more I did the more I craved HIS presence. That's what Desire is about. What I have found true and proven time again in my life is that there's nothing like the presence of God. In that place is when He speaks and show you great and mighty things. He reveals who you are and that you are an overcomer of all things. The benefits of staying in the presence of God are so rewarding. That's why I can say to my Lord "Jesus, you are my desire. I want more."
Check out "Desire" on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zdy1IQPBzi8