I will be away from the blogospheric world for several days. My lover and best friend and I are going away to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Yay! After that, we will be heading out to a conference and will be gone until next Wednesday.
By the way, the picture is from one of our visits to see our sons who were all living in Washington at the time. The “look” is us a bit worn out, being that one of their favorite pastimes is to drag us up on mountains when we get together. 🙂
So…until next week, I’ll leave you with another song that I just love by Jonathan David Helser. It’s ministered to me many times; I pray it does the same for you.
What I like about this particular video is that it’s raw footage capturing a spontaneous moment in the tracking of “You’re Never Giving Up.” (Recorded at “Threshing Floor Studios” in Lincolnton, North Carolina on Nov. 18, 2007.)
Jonathan starts this God-moment with a “Prodigal Son” theme, but then goes off into a spontaneous outpouring to Papa God that’s just precious. Farther into the song, his wife, Melissa, passionately adds her own heart-song, as she always does so well. He ends where the song starts.
You should also stick with it for the last three minutes where they’re talking about how there’s no end to God in worship, ending with Jonathan and his (earthly) dad, who also sings on the song. It’s classic Jonathan David Helser.
And it’s true. Papa God never ever, ever gives up on us. I love the way the Amplified Bible puts it (brackets and parentheses in translation).
“for He [God] Himself has said,
I will not in any way fail you
nor give you up nor leave you without support.
[I will] not, [I will] not,
[I will] not in any degree leave you helpless
nor forsake nor let [you] down
(relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] ~Heb.13:5 AMP
So I invite you to sit back for a few minutes and let Your heavenly Papa’s love wash over you. Let Him break off the chains of disappointment of the season when you thought He had left you alone, the fear, shame…or anything else that may seem to separate you from Him…because He’s never gonna leave you. No, He never quits, He never stops chasing our soul.
Be blessed. See you when we get back!
You’re Never Giving Up
Words & music by Jonathan David Helser
Your love, it never fails, it never ends
Your love, it never quits, it never stops chasing my soul
You’re never giving up, you’re never giving up
You’re never giving up on me
(Part of the spontaneous worship)
Every beat of my heart let it be worship at Your feet
Every tear that I weep, You come down and You catch
And say, this is the one that I love
I want to waste my life on You, God
I don’t care what the people in this room may say
I don’t care anymore
I only want to please You, Lord
I only wanna see You smile, Daddy
Just make You happy
All I wanna do the rest of my life is love You
Just love You
Because You don’t stop loving me
And I can’t stop loving You!