Thursday, December 25, 2008

When Its All Been Said And Done


When its all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for Truth
Did I live my life for You
When its all been said and done
All my treasures will mean nothing
Only what I've done for Love's reward
Will stand the test of time
Lord Your mercy is so great
That You look beyond our weakness
And find purest gold in miry clay
Making sinners into saints
I will always sing Your praise
Here on earth and ever after
For You've shown me Heaven's my true home
When its all been said and done
You're my life when life is gone
Lord I'll live my life for You
~Written by Jim Cowan

I was listening to a new CD with this song on it and the words "Did I do my best to live for Truth, Did I live my life for You" stood out to me, rather it was like I was being challenged to consider it.

I know there are so many areas of my life that have yet to be submitted consistently to Jesus, and as I listened to the lyrics of this song, I was convicted even more to give my all to Him. Time is running out...for all of us. I have decided to challenge myself...I am going to paint these words and place them where I can see them first thing in the morning and last thing at night to remind myself that in all that I do, it is my desire to be right with God, to honour and glorify Him in all I do and say.

It is so easy to get distracted from giving God our all. And even when we do attempt to give Him our all, it can be like climbing a rock face with bare hands - difficult and scary. But we persevere, because we know that it is worth it...what we often forget is that it is worth it more than we could have ever imagined...(let that sink in...seriously)

He can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20)...What could He do with me if I gave Him my all? I love the quote by Michael Warden in his book "Alone with God" that suggests that, "The goal is not to change the world, but to change the focus of our hearts."

If I take the focus off of the world and put my focus on God - if I give Him my heart, let Him work through me as I fully submit myself to Him each day, will I be able to look back on the day and say, "I did my best for You Lord"? Will He be Glorified through what I have done and said throughout the day?

"Did I do my best to live for Truth, Did I live my life for You?" When it is all been said and done and you are standing before our God, what do you think His answer will be to you?

Will you live your life for Him?

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