Recently the song Testify has been on my heart. It is a beautiful piece by Need to Breathe.

How beautiful is that?!?

Give me your heart give me your song
Sing it with all your might
Come to the fountain and
You can be satisfied
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify

Into the wild
Canyons of youth
Oh, there’s a world to fall into
Weightless we’ll dance
Like kids on the moon
Oh, I will give myself to you
As soon as you start to let go

Imagine Jesus approaching you and saying Give me your heart. What would you say? Recently I’ve been listening to the audio book of Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, and it has been challenging me. The book claims that many of us are Jesus fans, meaning enthusiastic admirerers, rather than true followers. That message fits in beautifully with this song: Jesus calls us to give over our hearts, our songs, and our lives. This is so much easier said than done! Don’t we all sometimes reach for control over certain things? I know I like to feel like I’m in control by planning, organizing, and colorcoding everything in sight. Giving up control isn’t easy. But here’s the thing: you aren’t doing it for no reason! If you truly hand it all over to the Lord you can be satisfied.

Imagine that. In our crazy consumer culture of more, more, more, you can be completely satisfied. Not wanting anything. Not feeling empty. Not grasping on to what you have control over. You can wake up each morning satisfied.

There is a peace, there is a love, that you can get lost inside. The song even says that following the Lord is like dancing weightlessly on the moon. Rest in that image for a minute: you can jump and leap and turn without anything weighing you down. The cares of this world are miles and miles away, and gravity has very little effect on you.The second you start to let go, Jesus gives himself to you, and you can abide in that peace forever.

My prayer for you all today is that you would hand it all over to the Lord. If you’ve been a fan in the past and want to become a follower, it’s never too late. You can be satisfied!