Sometimes I feel I’m pulled in so many wrong directions
sometimes I feel the world seducing my affections
it’s not that I don’t know the way
it’s just a heart that’s prone to stray
but with my weaknesses admitted
You will keep all that I’ve committed
so I commit my heart to You
my First Love
First Love, First Love
my soul longs after You
First Love, my first Love
I want my heart to stay so true
Because You first loved me
Jesus You will always be
You will always be
My First Love
It’s taken me some time to try to comprehend
a love that doesn’t change – a love without an end
a love that keeps forgiving
a love of sacrifice and giving
I delight myself in You
My First Love
If I ever lack endurance
I remember Your assurance
that Your only banner over me is love
if my heart begins to waiver
woo me back, my loving Savior
woo me back till I return to my First Love
First Love by Petra
Going way back to the oldies with this one! I sang this in the solo
competition one year back in the day when we used to have those
at FMI. Man, I knew the words were nice and meant something to
me then. But like 13 years later, this song hits me hard.
I’m lucky to have grown up in a Christian home – an Army
home at that – and so, was not surrounded my negative influences.
Obviously I still had school and other activities that I did outside of
church that could have swayed me…but, honestly, even back in
elementary school, the kids knew there was something different about
me. I didn’t really understand what it was either, but it’s been amazing
to grow up in the knowledge of God’s love and power, and to see how
my relationship has grown closer and more personal as the years have
I already know what it is like to be in a long-term relationship
with somebody. J Sometimes it gets hard with all the societal influences
on us (especially us twentysomethings) – especially around Feb. 14th –
but I stand firm in the knowledge that “God’s banner over me is Love”
(as the old Sunday School song goes).
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Thought about you on V-Day. It was one of the best I’ve ever had – we were busy on a tour all day, and no one celebrates Valentine’s Day out here. 🙂 But I did miss you and doing something wacky.
Got you something cool for Christmas in July. If you don’t like it, too bad, you still have to tell me how much it is your favorite thing ever!
Missed you last night!
I thought this was a great entry Kim. You will not be alone. I love you !
Kim, you make my feet tap. You are a breath of fresh-air. What the French call a certain…I don’t know what.
Have you ever heard anybody say somebody is a “breath of stale air”? Or a “breath of polluted air”? Maybe I should start using those expressions…
“I saw Tom and Mary today. They really get on my nerves. Did you know Tom is a smoker? That guy is a breath of polluted air!”