I thank God for you

So many things I’ve meant to say
So much I’ve meant to show.
It’s easy letting time go by
And to think somehow you’ll know.
So I wrote this song to just make sure
You never doubt it’s true
That I thank God for you
I thank God for you

You spend yourself so freely
On the things you do for me
You’re always there to lift me up
When I’m less than I should be
To earn the kind of love you give
There’s nothing I could do
And I thank God for you
I thank God for you

I thank God because He’s given me
A lover and a friend
With a heart that I can trust in
Through it all until the end
I thank God because you give more
Than I had ever hoped to find
No one else this side of heaven
Gives me so much peace of mind

The years have gone so quickly
Since we changed to one from two
But time has just intensified
The bond I share with you
And yes, I’d do it all again
To love you as I do
I thank God for you
I thank God for you

Where is your focus?

In church yesterday we had a really powerful time of worship. It was especially poignant for me as it was only the second time I had brought a ‘spiritual song’ without being behind the comfort of my keyboard. But that’s not what this post is about. We sang the words:

You opened my eyes to Your wonders anew
You captured my heart with this love
Because nothing on earth is as beautiful as You…

Those words seemed to come alive to me afresh yesterday, but also caused me to question myself, and wonder about those around me too because I’m sure we are all very similar! We sing those words, and mean them from the bottom of our hearts (okay, at times), so how come – if ‘nothing is as beautiful’ – do we get so easily distracted by things, by ‘stuff’? That’s one of the points made in the first talk at the worship conference we went to. It’s a simple point, often made, but I might as well say it again here. If we’re not worshipping God, we are worshipping something, or someone, else. So, today, where is your focus?