Keep Me Watching

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Why are we always so excited to hear that someone wants us? Why is that something exhilarating and uplifting, heart-pounding and captivating? Why does it change the way we think of ourselves as now becoming something of value, as opposed to whatever we saw before?

I can say that I honestly spent a great portion of my life looking to people for the fulfillment of happiness, healing and satisfaction. But the longer I looked the more hurt, disappointed and broken I become. Hard as they may try, there will be no person who can make right all the hurt and fulfill the deepest longing for companionship. Trust me, I looked for it. But I will tell you that these longings are real and they are attainable, just in a different source.

Songs take me to another place in my mind, a place of quietness where life becomes simple. And when I first heard the song “Keep Me Watching” by Jason Walker I was transported to a dream. I heard the words, the lyrics of a love song in which the artist was captivated by a relationship, a person, and I thought back to my own experiences. While it is possible to be infatuated with someone, the deep emotions stemming from the song did not reflect any earthly relationship. The comparison that came rushing to my mind the minute the melody hit my heart was God.

The overwhelming love that Jason sings of is the passion with which God loves us, and the awe we respond to in that love. I have experienced it. It’s life changing. It’s attention-grabbing, heart pounding and better than any love I have ever seen or experienced. It’s real. It’s intense and it’s lasting.

Want to know something? You are wanted. You are so so wanted by someone who is more capable of displaying love than is possible for a human. This all-encompassing Creator whom we can think of in our minds but cannot see, is more real than any person in our lives; and He pursues you with passion.

Temporary confessions of feeling are often fleeting. Commitments are hard to come by. Initial infatuation can arrive and depart just as quickly as it came. But passion is real, and whatever glimpse we have seen of it is a minor reflection of the passion chasing us right now. And this one is forever.

This love is overwhelming, it’s satisfying, it’s incomprehensible. Who are we to call ourselves children of God, beloved of the Lord?

“Deuteronomy 33:12

12 About Benjamin he said:

“Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him,
 for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.”

His love pursues us. He knows us by name. He knows more about our story, our fears, our wants and needs than we do about ourselves. He is a jealous God, wanting all our sweet attention and love, longing for His children to know Him and love Him.

So give this song another listen and know that this passion is real and you can have it. Beyond all the earthly realms of temporary pleasure, there is a real God loving you and longing to be in relationship with you, His beloved child. Let the words overwhelm you with how much you are loved at this very moment! Let Him have all your attention and He will return to you a love far above all compare, better than anything you could dream of or hope to find.

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Keep Me Watching: lyrics

Paralyzed, I’m caught in the headlights

Unexpected but it feels like you already know
 what you’re doing to me

You’re a hit and I’m addicted

Couldn’t quit you if I wanted 
But I don’t… ever wanna turn away

One look and I’m frozen and I lose track of time

You move in slow motion and I can’t close my eyes

Taking all of my attention but I don’t want You to stop it

Oh, You keep me watching

You keep me watching

On the edge of what might happen

You’re a line that leaves me hanging every word keeps me wanting more

Only you keep me lost in your fire,

Girl you’re like no other color I’ve ever seen, I’ve seen before yea

One look and I’m frozen and I lose track of time

You move in slow motion and I can’t close my eyes

Taking all of my attention but I don’t want you to stop it

Oh, you keep me watching

You keep me watching oh

I can’t keep my mind off of you

I can’t keep my mind off of you

One look and I’m frozen and I lose track of time

You move in slow motion and I can’t close my eyes

Taking all of my attention but I don’t want you to stop it no

You keep me watching

You keep me watching

You keep me watching.

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