Thursday, November 4, 2010

There are times I'm not moved.

The words to the Lifehouse song, "Everything," really get to me: 
"How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?"

Moved.

In the song, I'm sure the definition of the word "moved" has to do with stirring someone up to strong emotion or being filled with emotion.

Is that really what God wants from us?

Or does He truly want us to be moved in another way?

I think God appreciates sentiment and emotion, however, I think He would rather us be "moved" to change.

Move: To change or cause to change from one's state, opinion, sphere, or activity to another

I think God wants us to literally be moved from the state we're in on a continuous basis.

Because, honestly, there are times I am not moved.

Calloused. Stale. Cold.

Uck ... who wants to be that?

There are those times that we will have no emotion.

I don't want to be that one that is not moved by Him. But, is He concerned so much with my emotion or my change?

I show my love for Him by my change, not by my emotion.

"And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." 2 John 1:6

4 Comments:

Tammy said...

Wow...very good point. Have a great day!

{Jodie} said...

Every time I hear that song now, I think of the video that circulated a while back... wait, I'll grab the link, even though you've probably seen it.

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=DLGZ7LNX

When I see that, I am moved in both ways. Emotionally yes, and I'm overwhelmed by his pursuit of me, and by his grace toward me. And when I really feel that and see it, then my heart is stirred into action. I see his love, it stirs mine. I love him because he first loved me.

I love that song. I love hearing it. I love singing it.

Also, I really enjoyed the setting tonight. That was really nice.

Cathy said...

Lord, help me to move when and where you want me to!

Daiquiri said...

I don't think you can have one without the other. Move (as is change) that is motivated by something other than a passionate love for Him is nothing at all. Walk, yes. But walk how? In love.

(although I cringe while I admit that sometimes I just OBEY because I know it's what I'm supposed to do...I move without feeling particularly moved, ya know?)

That's the hallmark of a great song...it gets you thinking and can mean more than one thing :-)