“can i have your attention
what are we starting here
just look around you, the answer is clear
listen, listen
and hear the coming sound
all of the children are singing it loud
let’s be the revolution
that lives for holding nothing back, nothing back

we’re after Your heart, after Your heart
all of the walls now are breaking apart
live like we see it, love like we mean it
this is the start we’re after Your heart

start the ascension
begin the holy climb
up to where heaven and the earth collide
bring your affection
all that you have inside
enter the kingdom and become alive

love with no condition
it lives for holding nothing back, nothing back

oh lets go higher and higher
hear the song of the free
hallelujah, hallelujah
lift your soul join with the choir
sing the song, let it ring
hallelujah, hallelujah

we’re after Your heart
never going to stop until we reach You…”

~ “after Your heart”… by phil wickham

We’re after Your heart.. To really love like we mean it, to let the walls down.

I remember one time my youth pastor talked about getting rid of anything in our lives and hearts that didn’t need to be there.. He talked about how our hearts are like onions, and as we invite God in, deeper and deeper, we slowly shed one layer at a time, until eventually we are laid bare before the One who knows us and loves us anyway. It’s not like God can’t see what we’re hiding, but we have to open our hearts to Him and peel off those layers for our own good. We layer up everything inside us and store it there, as if it will do us some good, when in reality it just makes us a prisoner of ourselves.

When we begin to strip the layers off our hearts, we find that they crumble and break. It might hurt as we let some things go, just because of the nature of the human heart. We store up every emotion and hold onto it.

As human beings, our hearts are very fragile. They need a lot of care.

I love this song, because it is a call to change the way we live. It is a call to be the revolution that changes our world. We can’t hold anything back, as far as living passionately goes. We have got to follow after Christ with our entire beings, we have got to set out after His heart. Making God’s heart our goal seems pretty lofty and out-of-reach, but really.. that is what we have been called to do.

“You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.” [Matthew 5:48, Amplified Bible]

Living in pursuit of God’s heart is not something that comes naturally to us.. so we have to make a conscious choice. We have to come to a point, just like in this song, where we say, “This is the start.” We have to choose whether or not we are going to follow Him, whether or not we are going to make His heart our end goal.

I want to choose to be the revolution that lives for holding nothing back, that chases after God’s heart, that lives and loves like we mean it.