Wednesday, September 23, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: 1 Peter 4:11

Earlier this week, exhausted and overwhelmed, i turned on my "Christian Greats" Pandora Mix and up came one of my favorite songs, "Nothing Without You" by Bebo Norman.

Hearing that song humbled me, making me realize that my strength can never get me through the day--only resting in God's strength can i truly be renewed

AND

it made me realize (AGAIN!) how I have nothing to offer God of any worth (no good deed, no superior action or morality). All I can offer is my {broken} self.

I found a few relevant Bible verses to go with the song but thought that 1 Peter 4:11 summed it up well (emphasis mine):

1 Peter 4:11

If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.




Lyrics:

Take these hands and lift them up
For I have not the strength to praise You near enough
For I have nothing, I have nothing without You

Take my voice and pour it out
Let it sing the songs of mercy I have found
For I have nothing, I have nothing without You

All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world will see
That I have nothing without You

Take my body and build it up
May it be broken as an offering of love
For I have nothing, I have nothing without You

All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world will see
That I have nothing
I love You

With all my heart
With all my soul
With all my mind
With all the strength that I can find

Take my time here on this earth
And let it glorify all that You are worth
For I am nothing,
I am nothing without You


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Southern Belle said...

I love that song by Bebo Norman. It is so encouraging as was your post. Right now I am so overwhelmed and your post was just what I needed to read. Blessings!

Portia said...

LOVE this song. You're right on the money my friend! (And so is Bebo...)

kel said...

that is one of my favorite bebo songs. it's such a great confession to make and to remind ourselves of. great seeing you tonight, friend!