Our King hung on a cross for us. He gave all. The picture above is a sad but wonderful representation of what ALL means. Jesus tells us in Matthew that we are to deny ourselves and come after Him, be willing to lose our life for Him, but most of us find that even saying that is very scary. As I was thinking about what ALL really means to Jesus, I wrote this. Though it is indeed scary, and I can be very selfish, I want to die out to self. It is hard to ignore the words of Jesus’ command:
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 16:24-25 ESV
This is a really simple poem I wrote about something we may find hard to do, giving Jesus our whole, entire, looking at Him for everything, no agenda, surrendered heart. As for me, what I will give up is the habit of asking for self too much, and do less planning and more praying. Jesus needs to be treated as the King He is:)
letting go of all for Thee.
Here I stand
with no demands
letting You have all of me.
laying down my heart for Thee.
It’s open wide
nothing to hide
letting You use all of me.
picking up my cross for Thee
all that You say
I will obey
letting You be King of me.
copyright ©️ 2021 Christina Crute
The servant mentality is crucial to our relationship with Jesus. In our day-to-day activities, we must remember that in this world, we are not King and it is not our universe. Our King, Jesus, has gone and is preparing homes for us! While He is doing that, we can prepare our hearts daily for more of Him and less of us. Giving all is the correct amount to give our King.
With love from our Father to you,