If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll be aware that I discussed a song I had only ever heard, recently. If you haven't read yesterday's LwL entry, then I would suggest you read it.
Hopefully, you're aware about the song by George Strait entitled, Three Nails And A Cross. And, listened to it.
I must admit, that song has truly touched my heart.
For a while, I listened to it, over and over, and over again!
At first, I didn't understand why it seemed so very important to me. After all, I have not lived like the man in the song. Nor, was my life like the part of the song that discussed a teenage girl.
I would not just listen to the song, and try to sing along with it. I also cried at times.
After praying about this, God placed it on my heart and mind why this song seemed so very important to me.
Part of the lyrics referred to something that happened to me, in my life.
As I've said in the past, I came to know and love Jesus, about four (4) years old, by attending Sunday school at a church, when I lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA for a few years.
I also received a copy of the Gideon New Testament Bible. This happened when I was about 10 years old, while in school in Clarkson, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada where I lived for a while.
Even though my family moved a lot, off and on we sometimes attended church at various places and various church groups.
I was always reminded about how I loved Jesus.
Just so you know, the lyrics of the song explained what I did as an adult, when I lived in Brampton, Ontario, Canada for a while.
My life had truly fallen apart. Even though I loved God, I hadn't always placed Him first in my life.
There came a time, when I was reading the Bible again.
It was then, that I crumbled to my knees, and bowed my head. Much like what the lyrics tells us what that teenage girl did.
I prayed. And, asked God to forgive me.
I told Him, I would place Him first in my life, from then on... always.
Just as we read, in Mark 12:30, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."
We need to love the Lord our God, with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, and strength. This is the first commandment!
God wants us to do this.
As I said, I rededicated my life to Him, and committed myself to place Him first in my life.
Hopefully, so my friend.
May God bless you for placing Him first... always.
Until next time...
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