Sunday, October 18, 2015

For...

Being our Lord's Day, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm going to worship, once again.

Even though we will worship in spirit and in truth, I also adore worshipping through music.  Just as I'm sure you know.

There is a hymn that reflects the way I've been living, just as I said last SONday.

It's a hymn by Thomas O. Chisholm and Carl Howard Lowden that's entitled, Living for Jesus.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0FBooGaPsY.  The lyrics for this version, are below.

You may wonder why I am again using this hymn.  After all, I let you know about it, last SONday.

But, this version is different.  It is actually the version that is usually sung with my church family.  So, I thought I would share it with you.

Living for Jesus

Living for Jesus a life that is true
Striving to please Him in all that I do
Yielding allegiance glad hearted and free
This is the pathway of blessing for me.

Oh Jesus, Lord and Saviour I give myself to Thee
For Thou in Thy atonement didst give thyself for me
I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne
My life I give henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.

Living for Jesus who died in my place
Bearing on Calvary my sin and disgrace
Such love constrains me to answer His call
Follow His leading and give Him my all.

Oh Jesus, Lord and Saviour I give myself to Thee
For Thou in Thy atonement didst give thyself for me
I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne
My life I give henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.

Living for Jesus wherever I am
Doing each duty in His Holy Name
Willing to suffer affliction or loss
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.

Oh Jesus, Lord and Saviour I give myself to Thee
For Thou in Thy atonement didst give thyself for me
I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne
My life I give henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.

Living for Jesus through earth's little while
My dearest treasure the light of His smile
Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.

Oh Jesus, Lord and Saviour I give myself to Thee
For Thou in Thy atonement didst give thyself for me
I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne
My life I give henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.

Just as we read in the added verse and chorus of today's version of this hymn, I do each duty in His Holy Name.  Meaning that whatever I do, I do for Jesus.

Also, since Jesus is my Lord and Saviour, I give myself to Him.  Yes, I gave myself in the past to obtain salvation by trusting in/believing upon Him.  But, I still give myself, each and every day.  And, live for Him, daily.

I own no other Master, for He is my Master.  My life I give henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee, alone.

As the lyrics tell us, being willing to suffer affliction or loss and deeming each trial a part of my cross, is truly how I live.

Thinking of all this, brought to mind Revelation 3:21, "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."

Jesus overcame at the cross.

And, we are to also do the same.  For we have to burden the cross ourselves, and overcome each and every affliction, loss or trial in our lives.

While life isn't easy, God is good. 

He helps us to overcome, as we walk with Him, and place Him first and foremost in our lives.

For this, I will always be grateful. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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