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He must increase. I must decrease. John 3:30

I have thought of these words so many times. Am I dying to self as I grow in Christ?  I hope so.  Sometimes I can answer “yes” to that question…more often, I say “no”. 

I heard this song today and it challenged me once again to keep my eyes on Christ. The lyrics reminded me that I’m not living to glorify myself. I do want less of me and more of Him. There IS a greater purpose to my life than to be comfortable and safe. I don’t want to seek “relief” – I desire “change”. I want my life to matter.

I want to please God. He is my audience of One.

Lord, help me to see and respond to the endless opportunities in a day to reach out, to care for others and ultimately, to honor You by loving others.

MY OWN LITTLE WORLD – Matthew West

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population: me

I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate, but I never give ’til it hurts
I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
Yeah,it’s easy to do when it’s
Population: me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world oooh

Stopped at a red light, looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign, said “Help this homeless widow”
Above that sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”
So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
Oh how many times have I just passed her by?
So I gave her some money then I drove on through
And my own little world reached
Population: two

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world yeah, yeah
My own little world oooh

Father break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
Put Your Light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
That I could be living right now
I dont want to miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So i can start livin right now
Outside my own little world oooh
Outside My own little world yeah yeah
Outside My own little world oooh

All the graces of a Christian spring from the death of self.    Madame Guyon


				
		

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  1. Danielle

    What a fantastic song/video… such a great reminder that it’s NOT all about me!!

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