“Here’s my heart, Lord. Speak what is true.”

This is just one small line from one of my favorite songs. The name of the song is “Here’s My Heart” by Lauren Daigle. I’ve listened to it hundreds of times, but the last time that I listened to it, God began sharing some insight with me. I love it when He shares His heart with me. His truth is priceless.

It doesn’t take much work to have a superficial and shallow relationship with God. This isn’t what He desires for us. He wants to “know” us. I wouldn’t even really call this a relationship because relationships take work, and it’s pretty clear that this one is far from what a relationship looks like. This “relationship” isn’t allowing God any access into our lives. It treats Him as if He’s a million miles away. We’re not really too excited and thrilled with having Him get too close. God is only there for us when we get in a bind. All the other times when life is going well, then we don’t really have a need for Him. He’s just a genie in a bottle to grant our every wish.

But there is a different “relationship” that we can experience. Now this one gets a little bit more intense, but it’s the one that brings the greatest joy. This relationship is one where we seek God with every fiber of our being. We don’t have a problem with being vulnerable with God at this place. We don’t have to be afraid or come to Him in guilt or shame. God knows all about us, and still loves us anyway. He’s always growing us and challenging us to be more like Him. He wants us to be a reflection of Him. He overwhelms us with His love here because He wants us to share it with others. Being in His presence is what we crave and desire. We just can’t get enough of Him. He is our life and breath. He is our everything.

So what does the type of relationship that we have with God have to do with the song lyrics that I referenced to in the beginning? It has everything to do with it! If I am experiencing the first type of relationship with God, then my heart’s desire is far from wanting God to speak truth to me. Then at that, I am definitely not going to want to hand my heart over to God. I want to keep it for me to give to other things that I see as important and more valuable. I feel safe when I hold my heart back from Him. Nothing else brings satisfaction, but I try and try to find that one thing that will. Of course, I will spend a lifetime searching before realizing He’s what I wanted and needed all along.

Oh but what joy and beauty when we experience God in the second relationship that I mentioned. When we give Him full access to all of who we are, then this is the place where He begins to share truth with us. It might be painful, but He only wants His very best for us. When we give Him our heart in this relationship, it brings a fulfillment unlike any other. There is an internal peace, a shalom, a wholeness that only comes from allowing Him into all parts of who we really are. There are no masks here. We can be the “real” us knowing that this brings a priceless freedom that money can’t buy.

This song has become more than a just song to me. It’s become a personal, and might I say, a VERY personal and intimate ongoing conversation that I have with God. It is my prayer between just me and Abba. When I voice these words or even when I just voice them in my spirit, I know that I am making a connection with Him that allows me to be vulnerable with no fear of being wounded. I love this place that I share that’s just between the two of us. No one else resides there. It’s just me and Him. It’s our secret place, just as it talks about in Psalm 91.

So I want to challenge you to listen to this song or just read the lyrics, but don’t just read them. Read them with your spirit. Allow God to share His heart with you. Use it as a prayer. Just something special and sacred between the two of you.

God is speaking. Are you listening?

“Here’s My Heart”

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Speak what is true

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Speak what is true

I am found, I am Yours

I am loved, I’m made pure

I have life, I can breathe

I am healed, I am free

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Speak what is true

‘Cause I am found, I am Yours

I am loved, I’m made pure

I have life, I can breathe

I am healed, I am free

You are strong, You are sure

You are life, You endure

You are good, always true

You are light breaking through

Oh, here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Speak what is true

Here’s my life, Lord

Here’s my life, Lord

Here’s my life, Lord

Speak what is true

Speak what is true

Speak what is true

I am found, I am Yours

I am loved, I’m made pure

I have life, I can breathe

I am healed, I am free

‘Cause You are strong, You are sure

You are life, You endure

You are good, always true

You are light breaking through

You are more than enough

You are here, You are love

You are hope, You are grace

You’re all I have, You’re everything

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Here’s my heart, Lord

Speak what is true

Here’s my life, Lord

Here’s my life, Lord

Here’s my life, Lord

Speak what is true

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