“Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!”

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You know those moments that change everything. The moments of stillness when you experience something great, some profound nugget of wisdom, some earth shattering movement of the spirit that touches so deeply within your soul…..this verse does that to me.

When I listen to the song All Glory Be to Christ something happens inside of me. The worship I experience is more intense, more fluid, more real then I have known. I can’t help but stand in complete and total Awe of our God. I just want to shout it at the top of a mountain…YESSSS ALL GLORY BE TO CHRIST!!!!

THAT…….that is what it is all about. That one sentence sums up my entire purpose for living. I don’t want to breathe unless it brings glory to my God, I don’t want to live if it has no meaning….I don’t want to exist just to exist….my life’s purpose is to Glorify the ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD!

I mean, what are we doing?? What are we doing and why are we doing it if we aren’t doing it for the Kingdom of God? My friends it is far to easy to get wrapped up in the world. You spend your first years growing your education so you can get a job. You get a job then go to work, to pay for the box you live in, to buy food to eat. After you buy the food you make the food only to have to then clean the dishes you used to prepare the food. You keep a clean house, only for it to get dirty again. You work overtime to afford that nice car you drive, but only use it to drive to and from work. You work and you work to earn more money, but do you ever get rich or do your bills just grow?

Far to many people live in this tedious pattern with this monotone rhythm. Their searching never ends, their yearning never ceases, their lust and desires increase and their idols grow in numbers.

You know what else grows? The distance between them and God. As the distance grows, so does the pain and despair, the shame and lies, the greed and envy, the sorrow and depression. All they want is to be happy…but they are looking for Joy in all the wrong places.

I will ask again…WHAT ARE WE DOING? ……what are we doing. My heart aches as I ask this question because I just want people to GET IT, to WAKE UP!

We were created to be in a living relationship with a Living God…..without him, we are nothing. Without him we are broken…empty and shallow.

I have seen darkness, in fact I am far to familiar with it. I have known loneliness…the kind that burrows a deep dark spot in your soul that breaks your very core. I have yearned for a love that heals, I have sought out affection in all the wrong things.  I have tried to fill the void with anything and everything, and I can tell you from personal experience, that no man, no job, no amount of money, no substances….nothing can fill the void….only GOD can fill it. Because that void that people feel is the absence of God in their life.

I have known God for a long time, but I haven’t always loved him. To many times I let myself get distracted. I started living for myself and my personal gain. But it was all for naught, all in vain….I don’t ever want to be in that valley again. No sir….I want to live for Christ…I want to live to build his Kingdom, not my own.

Let me post these verses again….

“Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!”

….Do you get it? Why this means so much to me? There is profound wisdom in these words people!! MAN it just moves me and sets my soul on fire for Jesus!  GOD BREAK ME APART! I pray we all learn to die to ourselves and live for you. We are NOTHING with out you. Don’t let us exist just to exist, mold us, edify us, shape us, sanctify us….create in us something new, something that brings Glory to You!

All Glory Be to Christ!

AMEN!

Here is the link to this song I keep speaking of! CHECK IT OUT! FOR REAL!

 

 

 

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