NEW ENGLAND, USA
Too long has man sat at the center of his universe
Thinking that all of life revolves around him,
Such is the infantile view of things
We must outgrow not living on such a whim!
We think that we are so deserving
And spectacular --the king of the hill,
But until we view things as God sees them
We will always suffer from self-will.
To see ourselves and our place in this life
On God must our focus persist,
For He is the Everlasting Creator
And by Him alone we exist.
To nothing are we entitled
It's but for His goodness and grace,
That we are alive, have our being--
That we have this thing called human race.
As to Him we look we are humbled
How low He descends for our need,
Even to torturously dying
Christ died, crucified on that tree.
When will we come to our senses
And submit to this God up above,
To give Him those praises deserving
And seek His great help and His love?
A debt of Love never recovered
By the One who has given so much,
And then of us asks so little
But that we praise Him for that touch.
It's only in full surrender
Our greatest of freedom is known,
To be free of self and sin's burden
To live to His praises alone.
Forsake all your selfish endeavors
Let God in your life reign supreme,
Only when this is done we return to
God, who will make life serene.
Based on video sermon Ten Shekels and a Shirt,(found on YouTube). This empassioned sermon
of Paris Reidhead is a very powerful and pointed one that truly addresses the crux of man's waywardness and failure to recognize and acknowledge the true source and purpose of our blessing, that is, by and to the glory of God.