Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Heart's Song




I started this blog with the intention of giving myself something to be more accountable to in my walk with the LORD. And, to share my faith and journey in getting to know God more. I came to know Jesus as my Savior when I was a teenager. My dad was in the Navy and I grew up in various places – but for the most part in Southern California.
While we lived there, folks did not take us to church, but they did allow us to attend neighborhood Vacation Bible Schools and attend a Baptist Church through their bus ministry.
When my dad retired we moved to South Carolina, where my extended family lived. It was a joy to be near my Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Frank – they were two who kept contact with us so far away – they loomed large in my young life.
Uncle Frank was a Deacon at Florence Baptist Temple and greatly influenced my parents to send us five children to their Christian school.
That summer we moved to SC. I attended a camp in the mountains of North Carolina, The WILDS. It was there, on a rainy Thursday night that I realized that God loved me so much to send His only son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for my sins. I saw myself, His love and
was overcome with tears of joy! I fell in love with Jesus that night
and have grown to love and to trust Him more and more over the years.

Over time I came to know and to appreciate the music ministry of Steve Green.
He has stayed true and honest in his music –in his worship and praise of our God.
I love it when artists can take your heart’s longing and yearning and put it into
words and into music.
This song seems to be the theme of my heart’s desire. I hope you're encouraged today and if you don't know the LORD yourself, I'd be glad to share with you how you can. Blessings to you!

Oh, I Want To Know You More

Just the time I feel
that I've been caught
in the mire of self.
Just the time I feel
my mind's been bought
by worldly wealth.
That's when the breeze begins
to blow I know,
the Spirit's Call.
And all my worldly wanderings
just melt into His Love.

Oh, I want to know You more!
Deep within my soul I want to know You,
Oh, I want to know You.
To feel Your Heart and know Your Mind,
looking in Your eyes stirs up within me,
cries that says I want to know You
Oh, I want to know You more.
Oh, I want to know You more.

When my daily deeds
ordinarily lose life and song,
my heart begins to bleed,
sensitivity to Him is gone.
But the Gentle Arms of Jesus
warm my hungering to be whole.

Oh, I want to know You more!
Deep within my soul I want to know You,
Oh, I want to know You.
And I would give my final breathe
to know You in Your Death and Ressurrection,
Oh, I want to know You more.
Oh, I want to know You more.
Oh, I want to know You more...




I hope you're encouraged today and if you don't know the LORD yourself, I'd be glad to share with you how you can.

Blessings to you!

4 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you heard the Lord's call to know Him more and share it with us.Thanks for your visit and for following. I'm following you, too, which means that your new posts will show up on my sidebar blog roll, reminding me to come back and visit you. blessings, k

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  2. I remember seeing Steve Green when I was just a 'babe' in Christ many years ago...Listening to his voice brought back memories of that time when I saw him...

    Oh, I want to know You more!
    Deep within my soul I want to know You,

    amen amen amen

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  3. Haven't thought of this song for a long, long time. I sang it a time or two in church to a taped accompaniment. It is SUCH an expression of my inner longing. I just can't get "enough" of Him!

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  4. I am saved by Grace as well. How blessed we are indeed.

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