Echoing in my heart is a beat to draw closer to God. It's a beat I want to hear and feel all the days of my life. His love has ravished my heart and taken me over. All I want is to be with Him forever, and often He's the only one I want to be with. My prayer is that He would pull me a little closer and take me a little deeper, that I may grow in knowledge of His heart. Closer by Bethel Live mirrors that desire.
These lyrics are romantic (without the man, hehe). God's love is so much sweeter than anything I've tasted, and it is great for me. I am captivated and utterly fascinated by His perfect love. He knows me, all of me, and loves me with a pure and unashamed love. Yes, Lord, pull me a little closer and take me a little deeper.
I know that this love can be scary, intimidating, and even foreign. And so I encourage you to step aside from fear, and pride. Let it all go and allow God to romance you. Allow Him to pull you a little closer. Allow Him to take you a little deeper. The reward is greater than the risk. You will taste a love that is sweeter than anything you've known, and will ever know. I pray that this beat may echo in your heart as well and spark a great love story.
O God, you are my God;
I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in your sanctuary
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
how I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise you with songs of joy.
I lie awake thinking of you,
meditating on you through the night.
Because you are my helper,
I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
your strong right hand holds me securely.
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:8-10
Closer, Bethel Live