Saturday, March 20, 2010

Give Me Jesus.

Simon Dewey, "Living Water"

I went to a Men's Chorus concert last night, which was beautiful. I love BYU choir concerts because I always leave uplifted and with impressions of how I can improve my life. And last night was no exception.

As they sang, I reflected on this past week. It was not the best week; I was busy and tired and lacked motivation. I had been hard on myself for that lack of motivation, frustrated that I was not living up to my own expectations.

Suddenly, I realized that I had been trying to save myself. I had been so focused on my efforts and my imperfections that I had forgotten that I can't do this alone, that my Savior is here to help me. I had forgotten to seek His strength. I had been relying on my own, and that had failed me miserably. I needed to rely on Him.

With this pause in my train of thought, I listened to the words the choir sang.

Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
Just give me Jesus.

Oh yes.

And the words of one of my favorite blog posts came to my mind.

But now, I'm going to lean back, like a child against a cool pillow, and feel God's love. And I can already hear the murmuring words of comfort - "I understand...I know life is hard...I know you've made mistakes...but I've paid the price for you. Let me in." - Michelle L.

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1 comment:

  1. Its so true, sometimes I also forget to lean on the Lord for strength and do it all myself. Peace to you. Great message