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My life anthem song (for today)

If you read my “about” page, you will know in general what my passions and dreams are.  Today, I would like to share what my life anthem song is and why this song is my anthem. This may or may not change as time goes on, but the song, “Live Like That” by Sidewalk Prophets is currently my “life anthem” song.

Source of lyrics: (https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tgqljpuwkwghhy5g75pb2bior24?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics)

Lyrics written by: Ben Glover, Ben Mcdonald, David Frey, David Douglas Frey

Was I love when no one else would show up? Was I Jesus to the least of us? 

 

This song is written in the perspective of a person reminiscing over how they lived their life, wanting to live life to the fullest, and how they want to be remembered after they die.  Similarly, I want to be remembered as someone who loved Jesus and loved others. Because I hate, absolutely hate when people take advantage of or purposefully hurt the broken and /or forgotten, I never ever  want to be that type of person myself! Instead, I want to be the type of person, at the very least, who is there for the “least of us,” just as Jesus was there for me in my times of need.

 

Was my worship more than just a song?

 

I don’t only want to worship God in my singing, but in everything I say and do. Sure, there are times when I will inevitably fail at doing so, but in general I want to worship, really worship Him!  I want to worship Him when I wake up in the morning, when I eat, brush my teeth, do my personal devotions (i.e..spend time with Him), go to church, go to work, talk to others, etc. I also strive to not be fake in my worship. Sometimes, I fall into this trap, but I really want to strive to be genuine and all-consuming in my worship of God.  Worship can be defined as “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” (source: google) So, I want my worship to be true and honoring to God.

 

I want to live like that
And give it all I have
So that everything I say and do
Points to You

 

With particular emphasis in the second line in that stanza, I want to be able to “give it all I  have.” My parents, especially my dad, have always taught me to “do my very best” in everything.  This advice I want to be able to heartily apply to all aspects of my life, but especially spiritually.  I have seen great rewards when I have given it my all, and great judgments against me when I start to back-slide or become lazy in the work or works I’m supposed to be doing.  I not only want to do my best in everything, but also make sure that what I’m doing is not pointing to myself, but to my Heavenly Father. It’s really difficult to do that oftentimes, but being vigilant about my motives and attitudes is the only way I personally have found to accomplish “pointing everything to Him and not myself.”

If love is who I am
Then this is where I’ll stand
Recklessly abandoned
Never holding back

Am I proof
That You are who you say You are
That grace can really change a heart
Do I live like Your love is true

never want to hold back or abandon my relationship or my love for Jesus! He’s the one that saved me from the pit of despair, and for that I owe all my devotion to Him.  I want everyone to know who I am and what I stand for. With no shame what so ever!  I want people to have a clear idea of who my Savior really is, not anything distorted by my sins and misgivings.

People pass
And even if they don’t know my name
Is there evidence that I’ve been changed
When they see me, do they see You
This stanza is especially pertinent to me, as I work in sales, and people pass by me all the time, and if they don’t look at my name tag, they often don’t have any idea who I am! However, I want to be able to evoke the sense of when people pass by me even if they  have no other previous contact with me, that they see that I have been changed, as per 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV), “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” I also don’t want them to see my selfish, sinful self, but God working in and through me. Admittedly, I am not quite there yet, but my prayer and hope is that I will get better and better at this as time passes.
I want to show the world the love You gave for me
I’m longing for the world to know the glory of the King
This is my ultimate goal in life. God has given me so much love, even in the midst of pain and suffering, for me. How can I not share this love with others? I know that I can never “pay” God back for all He has done for me, not even the half of what He has done! However, I can show my love and appreciation for Him (and you can too), by loving others.  I want people to know God’s love because I have found that that is the only enduring thing that really satisfies our deepest longings in life.  Many, but not all, people (even myself sometimes) have so many distorted and negative ideas of who God is because of either their earthly father or another prominent male figure in their lives, that has hurt them in some way. I want to show people that these ideas are flawed and that God is ultimately and totally good. However, I won’t be able to do that if I reflect a distorted image of God myself, through my thoughts, words, and actions.  So, may I reflect a clear and accurate image of God to others, to you, so that many people I encounter will be able to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8-ESV)

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