Listen to this hymn here:[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=3303]My Jesus I Love Thee (vocal) [/url][b]MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE[/b][i]Hymn by William R. Featherston[/i]My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, tis now.I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,And purchased my pardon on Calvarys tree.I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, tis now.Ill love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, tis now.In mansions of glory and endless delight,Ill ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;Ill sing with the glittering crown on my brow;If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, tis now.------I was signing this song in the morning service at Peoples Church this morning and how wonderful it was among God's saints to praise the Name of Jesus.
Ill love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Greg, I am so glad you posted this. I was feeling different today- like the Lord was calling to me- to more quiet intimacy. I felt that even though this past week has been exhilerating and stirred up- I felt like the Lord was saying "what about Me?" "Am I enough for you?"Even though I have been in prayer alot this week it has been for things- not material things but answers, revival, etc... I usually do not spend alot of time asking, asking. I am one to sit and be quiet and wait and ask what He would have of me. I felt He was missing this too, with me.
"After they had eaten, Jesus asked Simon Peter, 'Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these other things?'" (John 21:15).
How much of your focus is directed to the things of God, and not to God Himself? How much of your discussion centers on things about Jesus, and not Jesus Himself?
Just look around. This brother is focused on end-time events, and that sister is devoted to inner healing. This brother is primarily concerned with prophetic things, while another sister is keenly interested in spiritual warfare. That brother is deeply involved with theological discussions, while that sister is in love with Christian music. One movement emphasizes this particular thing, and another group stands for another thing.
There is only one solution. You do not need more of the Lord, because He has already given Himself completely to you already. You just need less of everything else.
Many precious believers are in love with the things of the Lord, but they are not in love with the Lord Himself.
Chanin wrote Is Jesus enough? Some years ago I was preaching in Tanzania. The Christians are very generous with their small resources and meals were always celebrations and consequently 'too much'. If you are visiting Christians in foreign countries I have learned that one of the first phrases you need to learn is 'it is enough'. In Swahili that is 'inatosha'. I used it constantly.On one occasion I was invited into a very simple home of the edge of a town. In western terms we would have thought it a very poor home, hardly any furniture, hardly any possessions, a single electric light bulb that was moved from room to room as light was needed. On the wall hung a simple circle of woven bamboo with just 2 words painted on it in Swahili:"Isa inatosha".... Jesus is enough.