This life that I live is filled
with both pleasure and pain.
But the reason I am here
is to know the LORD who reigns.
Knowing Him is my purpose.
Knowing Him meets my needs.
He created me for love;
On His love my spirit feeds.
He has given me new life.
He has given me a home.
I am His adopted child,
never more to blindly roam.
Though today I may feel pain,
I may yet feel pleasure too.
Though my flesh still yearns to sin,
I will choose to trust in You.
July 3, 2018 2:22 PM
If we’re honest, none of us puts God first. I personally think all of us are so self-absorbed that we mainly think about ourselves. If you don’t agree with me, just please think about it for a day. Be brutally honest with yourself and see who you love with all of your heart, all of your mind and all of your strength? God or yourself?
As born-again believers, we hate this about ourselves. We want to love God. We know we should love God. We want to make God #1 in our lives. But we fail.
I love this quote by my pastor (who is mainly my pastor through his radio ministry; I do attend his church, but only once a month.) Anyway, here’s the quote:
“Jesus does not want you to reserve time for Him; that’s not what He wants. What He wants is for you to take Him with you into your time.”
(Aaron Budjen; Radio Archive; “First Place in your Life.”)
If you are interested, here is the link to the 27-minute radio program.
July 8, 2017