What I Need
I have had seasons of plenty,
but I still need Jesus.
In times when I don’t have any,
Rather than riches, I need Jesus.
When my stomach is empty,
more than food, I need Jesus.
When I attain a position of great respectability,
I still need Jesus.
His sacrifice makes me clean.
His righteousness covers my iniquity.
When before God, for me He will intervene.
His power is sufficient to cover my frailty.
No matter how much I have or how little I am given,
I need Christ because through Him, I am forgiven.
Rely on Him
We rely on you, for you are greater than any other.
No illness is cured without your providential hand.
Our hope is in you, you and no other.
No one can do the great things that you can.
We seek you first, for you are our deliverer.
You guard us from temptation.
We seek you first, for you are the great healer.
You save not just our bodies, but our souls with Your salvation.
Our trust is in you, for you are our creator.
All that you do is for your glory and our good.
You are our most holy and sovereign maker.
Let us always seek you just as we should.
You are patient and faithful,
We rely on You, our God most merciful.
Though We Didn’t See
We didn’t place our fingers in the wounds on his hands.
We didn’t place a hand into his side.
Yet we still follow his commands.
We still praise him with arms open wide.
He hasn’t visited us in person.
He didn’t sit with us at our table.
But of his resurrection, we are certain,
and we imitate him as well as we are able.
We haven’t seen him with our own eyes.
We didn’t see his death on the cross.
Yet we still trust him to lead our lives.
We still look at the things of this world and count them all as loss.
It doesn’t matter that we didn’t see;
with all our hearts, we still believe.
Let Them Go
It isn’t my time,
But the time God has given me.
When I think of the hours and minutes as mine,
I’m not thinking as I ought to be.
It isn’t my money,
But the money God has given me.
If I insist on being greedy,
How can I claim Christ has set me free?
It isn’t my food,
But the food God has given me.
If I maintain a selfish attitude,
I place Christ below the desires of my body.
The glory of heaven is more than I could ever know,
So please great me a heart that’s willing to let these Earthly treasure go.
Do You Love Him?
What would you do for the one you love?
What wouldn’t you do for his or her sake?
How do you show your love to the one above?
Is your love truly genuine, or is it pretense? Fake?
Would you cast your friend aside for success?
Then why is Christ not worth your time?
If friends are nice to have in times of stress,
how much more valuable is an all-powerful Savior like mine?
If you would sacrifice for a child or mother,
what are you willing to sacrifice for Him?
If you would loan money to a brother,
why can’t you make an offering to Him?
If your declare you love for Him,
How do you show that love? What do you do for Him?
We measure them from worst to most acceptable,
The sins we commit.
We compare ourselves to those more contemptible
Rather than seeking wisdom through the Holy Spirit.
We point out the sins of others
To make our own sins seem less despicable,
But there is no profit in comparing ourselves to our brothers.
We are all sinners; thus we are equally impeachable.
This is why we need a Savior.
Only His righteous blood can make us clean.
No act of man can win God’s favor.
But faith in the true vine can make any withered plant green.
One isn’t good because others are more depraved.
This is why submitting to Christ is the only way to be saved.
I could breathe, but there was no life in me.
I could bleed, but there was no joy in me.
I looked alive to all who could see,
but existence and life are not the same to me.
I was blind even though I had eyes.
I was deaf even though I had ears.
My words of pride were only lies.
I couldn’t find a way to escape my fears.
Through His death, I have life.
Through His resurrection, I have justification.
His grace has brought joy to my life.
His love has given me salvation.
Without Him, sin can only thrive,
but through Christ my Savior, I am alive.