In the morning, when I rise In the morning, when I rise In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus, You can have all this world, But give me Jesus When I am alone When I am alone When I am alone, give me Jesus Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus, You can have all this world, But give me Jesus When I come to die When I come to die When I come to die, give me Jesus Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus, You can have all this world, You can have all this world, You can have all this world, But give me Jesus ~Moses Hogan
This morning, my daughter took this picture of the sunrise while she did her morning run. When I saw it, the words of this song came to mind. Not because I live it out perfectly…I definitely don’t! Jesus lived it out for me. But a day is coming when I will know what it is to love Him completely and want Him fully as I should.
Right now, I’m too much of a mess. I’m too broken. Do I love Him more than when I first came to know Him? Yes, definitely. But I also realize how much more I need to love Him. How far short I fall of not loving Him even if everything I had was all taken away.
I wish I loved Him that much, but I’m not there yet. When I need to be, He will give me what I need. The same goes for you. We have Jesus. We don’t need to batter ourselves because we don’t love Him enough. He knows we don’t. He knows we can’t. That’s why we have Him!
For now, I will enjoy the fact that I have Jesus…to go to when I am weak, broken and frail…which is most of the time!
And even more than that? To go to when I think I am in control, and am strong and tough and am getting my life together…because that is when I need Him most!
May GOD give you grace today to trust Him for the challenges of the day!
Wow! This was a prophetic post! I wrote it a couple of days ago. It is Wednesday night and I’m rereading it. It was supposed to go up this morning. But at 5 AM, Ron had a stroke. With my daughter’s help, I got us dressed and got him to the ER within a half hour! By the time we got there, most of his symptoms were gone.
The day has been spent with him getting test after test. The MRI showed that he definitely did have a stroke. So he was admitted to the hospital. That meant more tests. He is now settled into the hospital and resting comfortably. I’m home to get a good night of rest. Soon I will be in bed asleep.