Whatever Is Of Worth

I was scrolling through my old iPod (I say old iPod, because it’s usually sat in a drawer collecting dust, with the battery very low, and I haven’t updated it since I was living stateside eleven years ago!) and I was listening to songs that I had long forgotten from all those years ago.

This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’

Zechariah 13:9

Going through a worship music playlist, I was brought back to a wonderful song by JJ Heller called Only Love Remains. It amazes me how songs can touch our hearts in different seasons of life and take new meaning. Every bit of this song speaks to me right now and I can’t help but continually play it daily as my own theme song for this season.

When you have a quiet moment, you can close your eyes and reflect on your journey with God. Listen to Only Love Remains here.

Here are the lyrics to reflect on:

Scenes of you come rushing through
You are breaking me down
So break me into pieces
That will grow in the ground
I know that I deserve to die
For the murder in my heart
So be gentle with me Jesus
As you tear me apart

Please kill the liar
Kill the thief in me
You know that I am tired of their cruelty
Breathe into my spirit
Breathe into my veins
Until only love remains

You burn away the ropes that bind
And hold me to the earth
The fire only leaves behind whatever is of worth
I begin to see reality
For the first time in my life
I know that I’m a shadow
But I’m dancing in your light

Teach me to be humble
Call me from the grave
Show me how to walk with you upon the waves
Breathe into my spirit
Breathe into my veins
Until only love remains

Is there anything that needs to be taken out of your life? What things have become unhealthy? What about you needs to be refined?

For me in this season, Facebook has been deactivated, with the idea that it may always stay that way. It really should have happened ages ago but now I finally realise how unhealthy it’s been for me especially with comparison. And anything of negative value God wants to remove from me, I do wholeheartedly desire. If this is you too, please pray with me:

Heavenly Father,

We praise you, for you alone are worthy to be praised. Please forgive us for the bad things we have done and have been blinded to, for the unhealthy habits which do not enhance our character, and for the deep hurt we have caused to others. Please be with us in our weakness, bringing positive change, healing, and restoration. Refine us in the fire and cleanse us of impurities.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

6 thoughts on “Whatever Is Of Worth

  1. Woot woot, fellow facebook deleter here too!! Love not having it seriously!!!
    Also thanks for the reminder off JJ Heller, kind of forgot that name but now I’m anxious to listen!!!❤️

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