Songs that Convict

These are two songs that always encourage/challenge me to do more for Christ.

I GAVE MY LIFE FOR THEE:
I gave My life for thee, My precious blood I shed,
That thou might ransomed be, and raised up from the dead
I gave, I gave My life for thee, what hast thou given for Me?

My Father’s house of light, My glory circled throne
I left for earthly night, for wanderings sad and lone;
I left, I left it all for thee, hast thou left aught for Me?

I suffered much for thee, more than thy tongue can tell,
Of bitterest agony, to rescue thee from hell.
I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee, what hast thou borne for Me?

And I have brought to thee, down from My home above,
Salvation full and free, My pardon and My love;
I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee, what hast thou brought to Me?- Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal

I’LL WISH I HAD GIVEN HIM MORE (When sung by Evangelist Crabtree):
By and by when I look on His face,
Beautiful face, thorn shadowed face;
By and by when I look on His face,
I’ll wish I had given Him more.
More, so much more,
More of my life than I e’er gave before
By and by when I look on His face,
I’ll wish I had given Him more.

By and by when He holds out His hands,
Welcoming hands, nail riven hands;
By and by when He holds out His hands,
I’ll wish I had given Him more.
More, so much more,
More of my love than I e’er gave before,
By and by when He holds out His hands,
I’ll wish I had given Him more.

In the light of that heavenly place,
Light from His face, beautiful face;
In the light of that heavenly place,
I’ll wish I had given Him more.
More, so much more,
Treasures unbounded for Him I adore,
By and by when I look on His face,
I’ll wish I had given Him more- Grace Reese Adkins

I want to live out the fact of Christ’s sacrifice. Not just claim to believe it.
“Faith without works is dead.” Share the gospel, pray, love others, live for Christ. That’s every Christians calling.

Simplicity

My dad made the statement the other day that Jesus made life so simple when He said, “seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” I couldn’t agree more. In a country where people spend around 60 Billion dollars on materials the day after thanksgiving Christians need to be reminded that there is more to life than “stuff.” The suicide rate has also steadily increased since the economic decline showing people’s dependence on things for happiness. It’s sad.

Jesus also made life simple when He summed up the whole law; Love God with all of you, and love others how you love yourself. Pretty simple isn’t it?

Salvation is also simple: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

As Paul said, “and having food and raiment let us therewith be content.” We are complete in Christ. Salvation is enough to fulfill us now and for all eternity if we only decide to live it out every day.