Sunday, July 11, 2021

To Live For Thee, Oh God


When we dissect the moments of a day, 
do we find a life lived for Self or God?

This was a sobering challenge to me recently.
Oh God, let my love be more
than an acknowledgment of Your existence,
whilst harbouring a heart of prideful resistance



To live for Thee, oh God
Affects all that we do
It keens the heart to do our part
To serve and honour You

To live for Thee, oh Lord
Is more than pious nod
To testify with mouthed reply
The existence of God

To truly live for Thee
Means self must be denied
Love’s price is always sacrifice
All else is selfish pride

To live for Thee, oh God
Nobody can ignore
For we all prove who we most love
By who we’re living for

…then when death comes to claim
Soul’s cloak back to the sod
Heaven or hell will surely tell
Life lived for Self or God

For who we love we serve
Life, not lips testify
If we believe, and thus conceive
The fruit of love's reply

© Janet Martin

Matt.6:24
“No one can serve two masters. 
Either you will hate the one and love the other, 
or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. 
You cannot serve both God and money.

Joshua 24:14-15
Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. 
Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped 
beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord
15But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, 
then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, 
whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, 
or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. 
But as for me and my household, 
we will serve the Lord.”

Gal.1:10
Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? 
 am I striving to please men? 
If I were still trying to please men, 
I would not be a servant of Christ

I posted the above post before church...
then, lo and behold, our scripture passage for 

Living to please God...
verse 1: As for other matters, brothers and sisters, 
we instructed you how to live in order to please God, 
as in fact you are living. 
Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus 
to do this more and more.




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