“You are so precious to me
I have given you so much–
the land that you walk on,
the air that you breathe,
all that you have and are.
But, my friend, where are YOU?
I need YOU to be…
each and every day.
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Don’t let this world that I’ve given to you
take away from ME.
I know there are so many “things”
to pull you in different directions–
away from ME.
Be concerned with the things that will
last for all eternity; not the temporary
things of this world.
Make sure you keep ME first in your
life as you go along serving…
your church community,
and everyone you meet.
I need mostly, YOUR HEART,
full of love and compassion
to give to others.
EVERYONE I place in your path
is an opportunity to share a part of ME.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. –Romans 12:9-13
Even though I have shared this song before, I still think it fits well with this writing. May you be blessed with listening to Offering, by my favorite Christian band, Third Day.