Tomorrow marks the culmination of another anointed season for The Youth—another season gone by in a whirlwind of preparation, prayer, and the emptying of selves. At last, Youth Encounter Weekend 13 is here. Each YE season is different. And yet, every year brings with it a sense of newness and of nostalgia—remembering the storms weathered and the battles fought and won. Tonight, on the eve of a new awakening, I am filled with an ocean of emotions. But above all, I overflow with the familiar feeling of gratitude and peace in knowing that victory has already been won.

I seek only to sink deeper into You—You whose arms stretch wider than I could ever fall.

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OCEAN EMOTIONS, 2015. by Bea Policarpio. Acrylic on canvas. 9×12 inches. 

“Sinking Deep”

Standing here in your presence
In a grace so relentless
I am won by perfect love
Wrapped within the arms of heaven
In a peace that last forever
Sinking deep in mercy’s sea

I’m wide awake, drawing close, stirred by grace
And all my heart is yours
All fear removed, I breathe you in, I lean into
Your love, oh your love

When I’m lost you pursue me
Lift my head to see your glory
Lord of all, So beautiful
Here in you I find shelter
Captivated by the splendor
Of your face, my secret place

Your love so deep, Is washing over me
Your face is all I seek, you are my everything
Jesus Christ, You are my one desire
Lord hear my only cry, to know you all my life

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SINKING DEEP. And all my heart is Yours. 

If you can, kindly lift up a prayer this Friday-Sunday for the candidates and serving team of Youth Encounter 13, a life-changing retreat for teenagers.


“Sinking Deep” is a song by Hillsong Young & Free. You can check out more of their great music here. 

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