“There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High.” (Psalm 46)
Oh man. Have you ever heard the song In the River by Jesus Culture? If you haven’t, click here and listen to it while you read this post.
This song is my jaaaaaaammmmm. I put this on in the car and I feel like I can conquer the world.
There is a lyric in the song that says: There is a current, stirring deep inside, it’s overflowing from the heart of God, the flood of heaven is crashing over us, the tide is rising, rising.
10 days ago I hosted a youth retreat for my diocese. I was a crazy person, running around in a tulle skirt and dancing with the participants with this song.
I was doing something I had never don before, and I felt more alive than I had in a very long time.
So I have kind of adopted this song as my anthem for the every day since I always want to feel alive. I turn it up way too loud in my car, and I dance along. Oh yeah. I am that person. People totally think I am cuckoo bananas crazy as I drive to and from work or school each morning =p.
Today’s psalm reminded me of my morning pump up song.
God is a loving and merciful father. And each and every part of this lenten journey has proven that to me time and time again. From an incredibly healing confession, to all of the ways God has shown me that He has a plan and that He will take care of me, these past few weeks have been life altering in so many ways.
I have been so fortunate to have so many experiences this lent that have brought me closer to God. Convivio. Holy hour at St. Joes in Danbury. Holy hour at Sacred Heart University. Mass at The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury. My BIS lenten journal. The Diary of Maria Faustina. Dinner with a friend. A journalling Bible. A conversation with a good friend.