As promised, here is the new video I mentioned! Enjoy! The text of the poem is below for those unable to access the video. Thanks!
To Love Like You Do (Original Spoken Word Poetry)
To Love Like You Do
I don’t know how You do it
But You must see something in me
That makes me worth loving
As I often find me being lovable hard to believe.
But here You are, loving me with Your whole heart
And giving me nothing to fear, carrying me so far
From the broken and painful places where I got my start
That when I look back I’m amazed at where we are
And how You’ve never let me go, though I don’t often do my part.
Overcome by Your love, then, here I am
Brokenhearted and prideful, but wanting to start again.
I’m unable to process You casting my sins from the east to the west
By the grace of Your Son and His sacrificial life and death
Then He came back again through His resurrection, just as He had promised!
So I come to Your presence, expecting Your righteous judgment
After all, I know I deserve it, if I’m being honest.
But You say to me, “Child, come here to Me and receive your forgiveness,
For I see your heart is contrite and you have repented.”
Then You remind me, “Beloved, You are chosen and, therefore, cleansed.
Remember that, my child, and think no more on your debt.
But go sin no more and instead pursue My righteousness.”
Lord, may it be, then, that I would listen to the leading of Your Spirit
To love like You do and point the world to You, showing them Your lovingkindness.
May I put You first in all that do and Your love be my purpose
That I would live for You and ignore any other voices.
Yes, indeed, may I become as a voice in the wilderness
Living that others might see me and ask, “Who is this
That she follows? Whoever gives her life, that’s what we’re wanting.
Let us go out to seek Who this is that gave her such a joyful existence.”
Yes, Lord, for You give me rest and freedom from who I am
In living for myself and trying to be perfect on my merits.
Thank You, then, for reminding me that my work bears only stress
When I take back this life You gave and try for myself to be sinless.
Let me instead point the world around me to Your healing and wholeness
Where truth meets grace and Your mercy met Your justice.
So to love like You do and to see You move is all I ask
That only You would be my light and my salvation
That my life would be Your glorious reflection
That this broken world, seeing me, would seek You again.
For all have turned away and have walked paths of destruction.
Your glory and Your will be accomplished now and always, then,
Lord Jesus! Your will be done, now and forever, In Your Name, Amen.