Monday, July 1, 2013

give me Jesus...

In the morning, when I rise: 

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." 
Lamentations 3:22-23

When we wake up every morning, The Lord literally shines His face upon us. He has given us a new day, new joy, and new faith. The sun is almost like the Lord saying, "Here is your hope." I don't know about you, but usually, my mornings start off rather fast. Getting ready, writing posts, catching up with blogs, work, etc. I need to remind myself to stop. Stop what I'm doing, what I'm trying to accomplish and thank Him for my day. For allowing me to have another day in His grace.  In the morning, when I rise, before anything else, give me Jesus.

When I am alone: 

"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me."
Psalm 16:8

He is always with me. When I feel so alone, unloved, and unaccepted, He is with me. He will never forget me or leave me. I think we all have scars. We all have experienced what betrayal feels like. Find rest in the fact that we serve an unwavering God. His love never fails, neither does His presence.  When I am alone, give me Jesus.

When I come to die:

"Even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!)"
Ephesians 2:5

I pray that my whole life is glorifying to Christ. After all, that is the sole reason I was put on the Earth. At the end of my lifetime, I want people to say, "Yes, Lauren did everything in the name of Christ. She had no regrets because everything she did was for Him." I honestly don't know what I will be known for. My career, my husband or my children. It could be anything. But here's the thing, none of those things or people will be standing there with me when I reach the gates of heaven. It will be me. So, when I come to die, give me Jesus.

You can have all of this world, give me Jesus.


  1. This truly touched me. *tears* :D You, Lauren....are a gift from God!

  2. This touched my heart <3 Thanks for sharing :)


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