Shawn McDonald’s album "Ripen" has stirred my heart so many times in recent weeks. Today the initial track caught my soul. Not only is it an invitation to prepare our hearts for Jesus to come, but it is a yearning love song. It caused me to ask myself- who do I most want to see today? Who do I most want to spend time with today? Who is my mind set upon? Whose desires will direct me today? Here are the lyrics to Shawn’s song "I Want to Be Ready":
I want to be ready // when the Son of man, he comes // to lay claim to Him // and Him alone.
I want to be ready // to stand in His sight // for His eyes to gaze upon me // in His glory and might.
I want to be ready. I want to be ready. I want to be ready. For Him and Him alone.
I want to be ready // to cry out His name // to lay up in His arms // and delight in His fame.
I want to be ready // to be embraced by His love // For the Almighty // to take me up above // to gaze upon Your throne // to give you all I own, oh, my King // to fall upon my knees, to give You all the glory.