The lyric in my head this morning is “this world is not enough,” which doesn’t fit with any song I know or that I can find. So this is what I came up with…
Lord, you’ve told me this world is not enough
But God, you know that my world is getting rough
And I need You
Like a cleansing rain
To wash away my pain
And I need You
Like a summer breeze
And sets my heart at ease
I need You
I hear the melody and rhythm in my head, and I’ll get it fleshed out later, but y’all, this world is not enough. Of course, that’s not what “the world” wants me to believe. Or maybe it is.
The cosmetics industry alone would lead us to believe that who we are is not enough. We must be more beautiful. We have to have “the look.” Every photoshopped magazine or movie or music video screams at us that we are too tall, too short, too fat, too thin, too white, too black, too freckled, too plain… That list is endless. Whether its money, cars, computers, smart phones, HD TV’s, houses, vacations, clothes, jewelry, gourmet coffee… Another endless list… It’s not enough. We want more, but more of what? At what expense?
Mark 8:36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
How many things do we really need to live a happy and productive life? The band, Sanctus Real, sings about it in their song, Lead Me.
To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can’t
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up
I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone
My bottom line? God I need you. Just like the old hymn says, “I need Thee every hour.” I need our morning appointments like I need food and water to live. I need time in your Word so I can know you better and hear your voice when you call. Father lead me, because I want more of what YOU have to give. You gave me free will. Help me choose you over what this world has to offer.