Saturday, March 1, 2008

Those days...

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed,
The wrong side of the room,
The wrong side of the world.
Can’t put my finger on the mood.
It’s not melancholy, anger or the blues.
I love my husband, my house, my job.
Couldn’t be any better, and really what else is there?
Then I realize I’m forgetting God, and that’s the root of all my misery.
Lord first of all, how is it between you and me?

Chorus:
How is it between us?
How is it between us?
When did I talk to you last, and what has happened since?
How is it between us?
How is it between us?
When did I talk to you last, and what has happened?

When I wake up I am on my way, reinventing the wheel and saving the day.
I have learned this lesson a thousand times, I am the branch and you are the vine.
Apart from you we are mice and men,
With our fancy dreams of grandeur and no way to get there.
Oh I can think about you now and then, or I can make a mark on eternity.
Lord first of all, how is it between you and me?

Chorus

So let the wicked prosper,
Let the oceans roar,
Let the mountains crumble,
And fall into the sea.
There’s something more important weighing on my mind.
Lord first of all, how is it between you and me?

Chorus


The song “How is it between us” by Sara Groves (off the album Conversations) is always a good reminder for me. I so often go about my day, crossing off things on my mental to do list, but don't stop to pray until things start unraveling. When will I ever learn?!?

Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.
For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart.
I will glorify your name forever.
Psalm 86:1,3-6, 10-12

(originally posted on my Y!360 blog May 19, 2006. Why rewrite something that I'd already expressed?)

2 comments:

Jenn said...

I love that song by Sara!!! Always a bit convicting, too. Isn't it interesting how we cycle back through the same issues. I think I could post something like that about every three months - maybe even every three weeks!

In Pursuit of His Call said...

I need to hear this on Rhapsody! Thanks for re-posting this! This is a lesson that we need to be reminded of all the time. I know I am reminded of this constantly, and just like you, it's normally when things start to unravel.