Matt Maher – “Psalm 42” (Devotional)

For the past 19 months, the biggest cross in my life has been the most unlikely, my 19-month-old son. His utter dependence on his parents is a source of much conviction for me, for I wish I had the same level of honesty. I know rationally in my mind that the love of God and the subsequent grace that flows from it are all I need. Yet I struggle with proclaiming that truth to myself in my life.

We are born helpless. As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness. We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.

CS Lewis “The Four Loves”

I had the privilege of writing this song with several other gifted worship leaders at Passion City Church. We were trying to write a prayer that a college student could pray in their dorm room after the lights of a conference have faded and they’re no longer surrounded by a stadium full of their peers. Where it’s just you, your heart, God and your bible. What I’ve realized is that this kind of a prayer is something that is universally needed, in fact let us never grow out of our neediness. Our proper spiritual posture should be that of a child. 

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3

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