With Everything

Do you ever wake up with a song in your head that just won’t leave? I had this experience the other night. In fact I woke several times in the night with the same song playing in my mind. The song was Hillsong’s ‘With Everything,’ which was written by Joel Houston and first appeared on the This is Our God album in 2008.

When something like this happens I have to wonder if God is trying to get my attention, or alert me to something in particular. Now you might prefer Charles Wesley or other hymn writers to Hillsong but bear with me. The first two verses of With Everything are words I/we could well do with praying daily. They are words of surrender, a plea for God to take hold of us and make us into the people He intended us to be:

Open our eyes
To see the things that make Your heart cry
To be the church that You would desire
Your light to be seen

Break down our pride
And all the walls we’ve built up inside
Our earthly crowns and all our desires
We lay at Your feet

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