If I lose every cent,
let me remember it’s meaningless.
If I should lose all that I was sent,
let me count it all as worthless.
For His love is worth more than gold.
His love is better than acclaim.
Instead let me be strong and bold,
and proclaim the name of the Lamb who was slain.
The dead have no pride.
The dead have no treasure.
But for those who believe in Christ who rose after He died,
the life that comes next will be more than mortal man can measure.
So let me let go of this world’s material things,
and give me Jesus, and all the peace that He brings.
Let me be patient and kind.
Keep me from being angry or boastful.
Keep arrogance from my mind.
Do not let me be irritable or resentful.
Change my heart.
Help me stop insisting on my own way.
When others rejoice in wrongdoing, let me be apart.
Rather, let me rejoice in truth this and every day.
For it is written, love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
Let me hold on to all the things that demonstrate love,
because love is these things and, first, God above.
Rejoice, Patience, Consistency
In hope, we rejoice.
We thank Him for this, and every day he has made.
Sing to the Lord with a powerful voice.
We are glad, for the price for our sins was paid.
We strive to be patient in our tribulation.
When our cares are many, his consolation cheers our souls.
No matter how dark the situation,
there is nothing beyond His Control.
We work to be constant in prayer.
We should pray without ceasing.
Whether in joy or despair,
our prayers shall be ever increasing.
We hope we display these traits as evidence of our salvation,
which is the gift from the Father of our creation.
Evidence of Salvation
Confess Jesus is Lord with your lips.
Believe God raised him from the dead with your heart.
Fallen is he who fails to come to grips,
with this truth, which is where Salvation starts.
Salvation is the beginning,
and those who have, it have no end.
Far be it for them to keep on sinning,
for those who are truly saved only rise, not descend.
Sanctification is the process
by which one becomes more like Him.
Each time one purges a sin with success,
bears fruit and gives glory in honor of Him.
Confess and believe is all one must do.
Good works and honorable living is proof of His work in you.
They used a lamb without impurity;
His lamb was truly perfect.
They spread the lamb’s blood on the doors for security;
His blood was shed for all of the elect.
They ate the lambs’ flesh until none of it remained;
He gave his body and blood so mankind might be saved.
The early lambs allowed Israel to be unchained;
The last sacrifice was one for all, so we were no longer enslaved.
The early lambs bought freedom from Egypt’s ruler;
The last lamb bought salvation from sins.
Israel killed the early lambs in obedience to the Creator,
but the last was killed through man’s hypocritical whims.
Many lambs were sacrificed to protect one generation;
but Jesus’ perfect blood is all that’s needed for eternal salvation.
Some may utter wisdom;
others may utter knowledge.
These gifts are never random.
To use them to serve His will, we must pledge.
Some may speak various tongues;
others might interpret them.
But whatever breath comes from our lungs,
the Holy Spirit is from whom they stem.
The Spirit apportions to each as he wills.
All gifts serve the body.
We seek to honor God with each of the skills,
for his perfection is what we aspire to embody.
Do not be concerned with how visible the gift might be.
Instead just use them, for God has made you His appointee.
Run the race to win.
Be disciplined in your training.
Exercise away the sin.
For the eternal prize is the only one worth attaining.
Ensure every step has purpose.
Do not be disqualified.
Do not let your work become careless,
lest what you truly work for be denied.
Work to win the prize,
for it will never fade away.
If you fall, simply remember to rise.
Then continue, without letting your heart go astray.
Just as athletes work toward their physical goals,
so should we train for the sake of our souls.