Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Break my heart for what breaks Yours...

There's a song we sing at Alive. Hosanna. It's kind of wierd because it took me awhile to get over the fact that we sang "Hosanna in the Highest" in church when I was younger. I have issues with being Catholic, or once being Catholic. Let me say that I know people who are Catholic who know the bible better than me (who are not nuns or priest or clergy or some sort), I just know that in MY experience, it was a lot of rituals with not a lot of explanation, and it was (FOR ME!) religion not relationship.

There is a line in the song by Hillsong United "Hosanna" that says "break my heart for what breaks Yours".

I feel like sometimes my heart has all these little cracks in it, not always because of me, but because I love so much that my heart breaks for other people.

Someone I knew from quite awhile ago that was at Grace Centers of Hope, that left, overdosed not that long ago. He had a daughter just a year or two older than Phyllis. {{crack}}

Kids who have parents that don't take care of them {{crack}}

People who can't seem to put Jesus first and try to fill their lives with guys/girls, sex, partying, work {{crack}}

And my list could go on and on...

However today, it was a girl that my daughter's been talking about from school. I'll leave that all for you to pray about because God knows her story, and pray that my daughter is BRAVE AND BOLD and reaches out to the girl because she wants to but she's nervous. She said today "mom, she doesn't have a mom, I don't know what happened, but I now I really want her to meet you" and I was kind of taken aback. And I instantly was brought to the song "break my heart for what breaks Yours". I can hear Katie saying "Hosanna" is translated to "God save us" when she speaks before we worship to that song. And I think God help these girls, help me to help them. God, help me to be Jesus to them on earth, God, help me to be loving and have the words God. I know that You gave me this love, Your love, God to love on people. No pity just love. God save us, God help us, God save me, God help me! to be more like You God. God break my heart for what breaks Yours...

I am not really sure exactly what my role is going to be in her life, but I only want to be one thing. Love.

John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Hosanna by Hillsong United

I see the king of glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes
The whole earth shakes


I see his love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing
The people sing

Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith
With selfless faith

I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees
We're on our knees

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to

Hosanna in the highest


KayMac said...

I think when our hearts makes room for the stuff we are supposed to fill it with...including people!

Deb said...

I think when our hearts crack, it allows a little bit of the love of Jesus - which is inside - to ooze out on those whose lives we touch.

Keep cracking kid!

I won't send Dawna your way - I asked her to teach me to knit - she gave me knitting needles and told me to go look it up on YouTube. I crochet. I'll come teach you to crochet... :)

dawna said...

ahem...Deb I'm ignoring your "crack". I liked this post because it reminds me of when bones break, how the scar tissue makes it stronger than it was before. That's what God does to me. Teaching and molding and breaking and chiseling. Growing in spite of me...

Constance said...

We sang this one at church Sunday and it is one of my favorites! I think of the "generation rising up with selfless faith" and wonder if I have done all I should in my children's lives, to bring them to that selflessness?

One day we will all behold His glory and sing Hosanna forevermore!