Friday, December 18, 2009

I need you!

So I need you
Like a needle needs a vein
Like my uncle Joe in Oklahoma needs a rain
And I need you
Like a lighthouse on a coast
Like the father and the son need the Holy Ghost
I need you


I heard these lyrics to this Tim McGraw song last night on the way home. It's a love song but these particular lyrics reminded me of how much I need God in my life.

Particularly during this holiday season!

I think if I didn't I'd be so lost. I was reflecting and don't think I've spent nearly enough time this holiday season just being still and focusing on what this season is about.

Up to this point was just trying to survive the end of this semester of school.
Thinking about that next gift I need to buy.
Thinking of my to-do list.
Wondering how this December is just flying buy.
Checking my mailbox for that next Christmas card.
Working on my laundry piling up.
Getting bills paid.
Getting food in the fridge.
Working.
Keeping a clean house.

But truly, putting all that aside.... this season....

So I need you
Like a needle needs a vein
Like my uncle Joe in Oklahoma needs a rain (though I don't have a Uncle Joe, ha)
And I need you
Like a lighthouse on a coast
Like the father and the son need the Holy Ghost
I need you


So in the midst of shopping this weekend, family get togethers, church, meeting with friends, and the craziness of this weekend, I'll still need him....

What about you???

9 comments:

Lindsey said...

Amen!!

Whitney said...

I love this song! And you're so right - it can pertain to our relationship with God. So perfect!

Cary Dale Taylor said...

I agree. It is easy to let Jesus slip out of the center of Christmas. I love being able to find awe inspiring God moments in normal everyday things like songs. Have a Merry Christmas.

Julie said...

Isn't it amazing how many in blog world can communicate exactly thoughts of someone else! You are exactly right...I've gotten so caught up in the to do list and just trying to be on top of things. Needed this reminder today!

Jenny said...

Love that song! And I agree!

Have a GREAT weekend!

oh and I tagged you! See my blog for details!

Niki said...

Great post!! Love that song! And it's so important to realize we need God all the time, especially this time of year!! Ps: How's the running going?

krislyn. said...

I'm with you on that. Needing Him more than ever right now. =)

Heather said...

I love and appreciate your wisdom, Lauren!

Jess :) said...

So true! So very, very true!! I've been doing the exact same thing as you...going through my "to-do" list. AHHHHHH! I need to step back, again, and take the time for Him!