As I sit in the quiet, watching the morning come awake outside my studio window, my mind is flooded with words. Sometimes it takes a little quiet and writing to sort through them all. The song in my head is called Holding Nothing Back from Ryan Stephenson. Those lyrics are battling with the words from a VERY old hymn called Nothing Between by Charles Albert Tindley. Both have the same thought process behind them, which has my mind spinning this morning.
From Holding Nothing Back…
Behind this curtain there is a heart that’s hurting.
It’s been taking a beating. It’s starting to fall apart.
And I feel like such an easy target. Dodging bullets, I’m exhausted.
How can every moment be this hard?
I’m holding nothing back from you.
Doesn’t really matter what I lose.
Got a heart that’s open. I’m broken and I want you to know.
Jesus, I don’t want anything coming in between you and me.
Jesus, it doesn’t matter what I have to go through.
I’m holding nothing back, nothing back from you.
The chorus lyrics from Nothing Between…
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.
Both of these songs have me wondering, “So what IS between me and Jesus right now?” We are commanded… I am commanded... To love The Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. So what’s missing? What am I holding back from God? What am I keeping locked away, as if He doesn’t already see and know what and where it is?
Truly, I don’t want ANYTHING standing in the way of my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The Enemy loves when that happens!
A little haiku that popped into my brain…
Between you and me?
I don’t want anything there
Between us, Jesus