Welcome to Worship Therapy!
Worship has been an important part of my healing journey. On this weekly podcast, I’ll be sharing songs and artists who have impacted my life with their gifts.
This week we will discuss the need for you to make time for just you and God. Intimacy with God requires time in His presence. Every part of our life benefits when we prioritize our relationship with God.
Check out the podcast below:
Our featured song is Just You and Me by Heath Jarvis
Just you and me
No other place I’d rather be
Than here in your presence
Cause I need a touch from Heaven
And only you can fill me like I need to be filled
Cause I seek your face
Longing for that secret place (verse 2: Longing for your warm embrace)
So help me to see
That the only thing I need
Is to focus on you and you alone
Cause as I draw nigh to you
And you draw nigh to me
Situations around me become harder to see
Till the only thing left
Is just you and me
WORD OF GOD
Read James 4:4-8
This passage encourages us to move away from focusing on the world around us and draw closer to God:
You have become spiritual adulterers who are having an affair, an unholy relationship with the world. Don’t you know that flirting with the world’s values places you at odds with God? Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy!
Does the Scripture mean nothing to you that says, “The Spirit that God breathed into our hearts is a jealous Lover who intensely desires to have more and more of us”? But he continues to pour out more and more grace upon us. For it says, God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.”
So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you. Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you. ~ James 4:4-8
Now consider the words of the song Just You And Me. When we are in the presence of someone we who loves us, it creates a safe place where we can be embraced and held. It creates a desire for deeper intimacy. This is also true spiritually.
Today’s Therapy Session
- On a scale of 1-10 with one being distant and ten being intimate, how would you rate your spiritual relationship? What circumstances do you feel have contributed to the current status of your relationship with God? What can you do today to position yourself to receive a touch from Heaven?
- When you look into someone’s eyes, the objects in your surroundings become blurry. When you turn your gaze towards God, the same thing happens. Your problems do not miraculously disappear, but they appear small when compared to the greatness of God. What problems have you been focusing on? Draw near to God and allow your time in His presence to fill you with strength and hope.
Choose Your Best Life,