I so easily get distracted and lose focus and lately I feel like my mind has been a battle ground: which thoughts am I going to entertain, which passions am I going to pursue? Will I live for myself, will I allow myself to rule (and through that satan let’s be honest), or will I live for Jesus and give Him full control?

It’s not an easy battle and I have lost it more times than I care to count but once I found myself begging God to move. And once again God brought a song to mind I haven’t heard in years that fit the moment perfectly…

“Lord, You know how much I wanna know so much in the way of answers and explanation. I have cried and prayed, and still I seem to stay in the middle of life’s complications. All this pursuing leaves me feeling like I’m chasing down the wind. But now it’s brought me back to You and I can see again.
This is everything I want. This is everything I need. I want this to be my one consuming passion. Everything my heart desires, Lord, I want it all to be for You! Jesus, be my magnificent obsession.
So capture my heart again. Take me to depths I’ve never been into the riches of Your grace and Your mercy. Return me to the cross and let me be completely lost in the wonder of the love that You’ve shown me. Cut through these chains that tie me down to so many lesser things. Let all my dreams fall to the ground until this one remains.
You are everything I want. You are everything I need. I want You to be my one Consuming Passion. Everything my heart desires, Lord, I want it all to be for You. Jesus, be my magnificent obsession!”

Would you pray with me this morning that Jesus would truly become our magnificent obsession? Would you join with me in begging God to do that work in us which we cannot do ourselves and at times, let’s be honest, we really don’t want done? But oh God would you move! Would you shake us up! Would you wake us up! Through the power of Your Holy Spirit and in Your mercy and grace would You truly become our Magnificent Obsession!