Help me want the Healer
more than the healing.
Help me want the Savior
more than the saving.
Help me want the Giver
more than the giving.
Oh, help me want you, Jesus,
more than anything.
This is the chorus to Natalie Grant’s new song, “More Than Anything.” I heard it for the first time last week on the heels of the post I just published about desiring a closer relationship with God in 2018, so the lyrics quickly caught my attention, especially the chorus.
The Gospel of Luke was the book God put on my heart to start reading at the beginning of January, and God has shown me some awesome things so far. But, one of the lessons so closely coincides with the meaning behind this song that I knew God was using it to speak to me, and it is something He wants you to see as well.
As soon as Jesus began his public ministry (Luke starts sharing details of this in Chapter 4), people were drawn to Him. They noticed the authority with which he spoke, but they were totally amazed by His ability to heal the sick and his other miracles. They followed Him everywhere and brought Him sick people constantly.
In Chapter 4 verse 42, Jesus was trying to get away to be alone and pray, but the people continued following Him and tried to keep Him from going. He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.”
Jesus wanted to do more than heal peoples’ bodies. He came to do more than that. Jesus wanted people to want Him. He came because we need healing for our souls for eternal purposes, not just healing for our bodies since our bodies are temporary.
So, I hear this song as a prayer, and I sing it as a prayer. I invite you to do so, too. Listen to the lyrics and sing those words back to God. Ask Him to make it so with you…to make you want Him even more than you want what He can do for you.
What are you praying and asking God for right now? What does God have you reading or listening to? How has He spoken to you through what you’ve read or heard?