I love you Lord with all my heart
I live for you with all my soul
I praise your name with all my strength
Renew my mind and make me yours
All that I am. All that I’ll be
Comes from the times I’m at your feet
Bowing before your royal throne
I pledge my life to you alone
I honor you with hands upraised
I worship you as grace endures
I tell the world your mercy reigns
My one desire is to be yours
Now I will rest as peace abounds
Your joy is rolling through my veins
I’ve found a hope that never fails
I bow before your throne again
It is one thing to say I love the Lord. It is quite another to be fully engaged in living for Him and abiding in Him. In polling of adults, 65% of Americans say they are Christian. The number has declined considerably through the years. Put that alongside these numbers: 76% of Americans favor that abortion should stay legal, 63% agree that same-sex marriage is acceptable, 40% of marriages end in divorce and 66% of couple cohabitate before marriage. Add that to the alarming fact that only 37% of people go to church at least one a week, and you can see that we may say we are Christian, but our actions are far from it. Basically, people say they are Christian because they believe in God. They think that’s all it takes to be a Christian. They don’t read their bibles to see that God expects a whole lot more than that out of them. He expects them to take up their cross and follow Him. He expects them to be light and salt to a world that is screaming for help. He says we are blessed if we are poor in spirit, meek, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, kind and so many other things.
This world is searching for answers like they never have before. If we would all just be Christian to each other, we could change this world. It takes me and you determining to carry out the Father’s will on this earth. That is exactly what Jesus did. Even at a young age He told His parents that he musty be about His Fathers business. Are you about the Fathers business today. Are you preaching the Gospel and reaching others. Are you truly a follower of Christ – a Christian?
2 Timothy 4:2 King James Version
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.