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Song Meditation: To My Knees

Penned and set to music by Joel Davies and Aodhan King of Hillsong Young & Free, the worship song, "To My Knees" expresses the response of every restless heart that finds itself in God.

(Listen to the song from Hillsong Young and Free's official YouTube page.)

(See the official lyrics here and below:)

Verse 1
In the Saviour’s love
I find joy beyond compare
Endless peace covers all of me

When You breathe within
You turn winter into spring
Grace dissolves every fear in me

Your love brings me to my knees
Brings me to my knees
My King forever

You are all my heart desires
Until the end of time
My soul surrendered

Verse 2
In my vacant heart Lord
You came and made a home
You bring light to the dark in me

When I lose my way
I am beckoned into grace
You alone are my everything

All the earth sing of mercy never ending
I will worship with all that is within me
Holy holy Lord God Almighty
King of heaven

Yours is the glory

Often it is in the unpleasant seasons of our lives that we understand (and keep going back to the understanding) that what matters above all is our relationship with God. We are created for Him and every time we leave Him out of our lives or forget Him, restlessness, dissatisfaction, and uncertainty set in. In all others, we get what is lacking and temporary . In Christ we receive all that is sufficient and lasting.

Human relationships can never sustain pleasure and security. It is wrong to expect even your Christian spouse and Christian family member or friend to meet your needs rightly and fully, at all times. We aim to grow in Christlikeness but even the most spiritual of us has not reached that point 100%.

Material acquirements and worldly attainments can never sustain pleasure and security. 1 John 2:17 assures as that all that is in the world, along with its desires is passing away. Even your most noble endeavors like charitable deeds and other good works can't solely supply joy and peace.

So when frustrations set in, when you tire from the striving, when you face failure after failure, disappointment after disappointment, or even in pleasantness and successes; you will realize that "In the Saviour’s love is that joy beyond compare. Psalm 16:11 says in His presence, there is fullness of joy. In John 15:11, Jesus tells us that all His revelations are made so that His joy may be in us, and that our joy may be full (complete, not lacking).

"In Him,  Endless peace covers all of me." In John 14:27, Jesus leaves us with His peace, a peace He says that is unlike what the world gives. This means it's there to stay. It doesn't dwindle, it doesn't run out. It's endless. Phil 4:7 says the peace of God works far beyond our understanding. It keeps ours hearts and minds on Christ Jesus... the sustainer of peace, the provider of consistent peace. No matter what situations we face, in God we can be at peace. No matter how unsure the future of life and relationships are, in God we can face all uncertainties with calmness, knowing that He is ever there to support us. 

Romans 8:28 promises that for those who love God and are on a quest to live out His purposes, life will work out for good always. Ease and pleasantness are not promised but good results are. Your efforts will bring fruition. Times may be hard, but it will get better. Life may be low, but it won't stay that way. In every unfortunate situation, God will step in and turn everything around. God will show up and work things out for our good. In love and faithfulness, HIs grace will reach out to us and assuage our fears.

Ephesians 3:17 talks about Christ dwelling in our hearts by faith. "Dwell" here means to settle, that is, to be at home, to make His home in our hearts. In the OT, the Holy Spirit comes and goes. But in the New Testament of grace, the Holy Spirit dwells in us forever. Christ lives in us. And for as long as we don't restrict the workings of God in our lives, we sense Him, we see Him going through life with us. We know what it feels to feel at home with someone, in someone else's house. And for the blessed Christian, he knows exactly how it feels to have Christ making His home in the heart of a surrendered and yielded child of God.

The last part of the song says, "When I lose my way, I am beckoned into grace. You alone are my everything" Everyone can relate to that. No matter how lost we are, His grace is there to bring us back. He is all we completely have and forever have.


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