Abba, I belong to you

I don’t know whether or not you do this but I often spend days on end meditating on a single worship song. Just listening to it over and over, while journaling, traveling or just waiting. Taking the words to heart and making it my prayer, yes really listening to the song instead of just hearing it.

Last week while in Vanuatu, the only thing I had playing while journaling was Jesus Culture’s cover of Keith Green’s modern hymn Oh Lord, You’re beautiful. We would have our trainings in the morning and at the end there would be a time to journal and reflect, I’d just pull out my earphones and begin writing as though my ponderings were laced with a backing track or movie score. And as the song is that of adoration, for me it was a timely reminder that when things are going well (especially in ministry); it’s not because of us but because of God and His provision through Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit, our delight should be in bringing glory to His name. The focus should always be one Him.

Since coming back, the past couple of days have been a time to not only review the lessons and experiences there but moreover, draw closer to God and acknowledge that He is the one in control. The song I’ve been meditating on this week is by Jonathan Helser and it’s probably one of the simplest yet earnest songs I’ve heard… ever. You can just about hear the time Jonathan has spent seeking God in the sincerity of his voice. The song is called Abba, I pray that you’ll be blessed by it as well.


by Jonathan Helser

You’re more real than the wind in my lungs

You’re more real than the ground I’m standing on

You’re thoughts define me, you’re inside me

You’re my reality

Abba, I belong to you

You’re closer than the skin on my bones

You’re closer than the song on my tongue

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Missionary with Cru serving in the Pacific Islands. Lover of boxing, history and adventure.

One thought on “Abba, I belong to you”

  1. You are so right. Recently the Brooklyn Tabernacle song ‘Surrender’ had a similar effect on me. Its like a radio playing in your head or some broken record just playing and replaying and the more it plays the clearer the words get with some sort of revelation that no matter what you’re going through, where you’re from or what you do , you are nothing without God and that it is always always only about him and that we exist in through, through him and for him. The song you write about sounds real good. Do you have a Dropbox account?Can you place it on Dropbox and then share it to me. It’ll make it easy for me to share what I have with you. God bless you bro!

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