Give Me Jesus…

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Monday I posted about The Happy Song and Wednesday, Blessings. I really like both of these songs for completely different reasons. They are completely different in style, purpose, in every way. But they both mean a lot to me and for those reasons, I love to hear them and sing them.

Another song that I heard many times, but it wasn’t until Resurrection Sunday at Grace Church in Hendersonville that this song touched my soul, Give Me Jesus by Jeremy Camp.

The Lyrics:

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

When I am alone
When I am alone
Oh, when I am alone
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

Jesus
Give me Jesus

When I come to die
When I come to die
Oh, when I come to die
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
You can have all this world
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

If you wonder why this song and possibly why Resurrection Sunday? I would like to say because I know that all I need is Jesus and that I live that out every day. But I would be lying.

The past year has been a struggle for me. I would say I have been spiritually depressed or not connected to God due to circumstances. The average person sees God in the struggles and storms of life. But for me, I see God in the answered prayers.

I was disconnected because my prayers were not answered, or not as I had been praying for them. I had prayed sale my house, give me a job/ministry, and just fix my life. Things seemed to just get worse as our car broke down leaving us with only one, medical bills keep piling in from Micah’s birth to sick children and more. So, it did not happen like I prayed at all.

I prayed for the sale of our house for 16 months with no sale. I prayed for a job/ministry for 16 months with a few interviews that did not really pan out. I can keep that list going with the no answers, or at least not in my eyes. As I know that God answers prayer with yes, no, not right now, and/or not like that.

But that week prior to Resurrection Sunday we had renters move into our Alabama home. And I received a phone call from a church about a potential ministry job. Wait… after 16 months. Oh yes, after 16 months, God was revealing His mercies and His love for me that I had basically decided to forget. I wish I could explain how or why. But I can’t.

All I can say is that on Resurrection Sunday, I got it. All I need is Jesus whether my house sold or I had a job. No matter my financial state, all I need is Jesus. No matter how alone I feel far away from friends and family, all I need is Jesus. And no matter what happens in this present life or in our future, all I need is Jesus.

I am very thankful that God has my future taken care of and that He never disconnected from me while I was struggling to connect with Him. He is my Jesus!

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