Thursday, March 12, 2009

I’d rather have Jesus than anything this world affords today.

Can you describe your relationship with God by sincerely saying, "I love you with all my heart?"
We could say we obey Him, we serve Him, we worship Him and we fear Him. But we cannot say that we love Him.
Do you really want to love the Lord your God with all your heart? He will allow no comparison. He says:

You cannot be the slave of two masters! You will like one more than the other or be more loyal to one than the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matt. 6:24

I love Rhea F. Miller's expression of love for Jesus in the hymn she wrote.

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;
I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;
I’d rather be true to His holy name

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;
He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

Than to be the king of a vast domain,
Or be held in sin’s dread sway;
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

Reflect on the meaning of the words. If you could only have one or the other, which would you honestly choose?

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