Song + Verse: 07.06.2020

This week’s Song + Verse. Your reminder to make time for Jesus today, give Him the praise He deserves and consider all He’s done. Consider listening to this song and meditating on these verses when you see this. I’ve written a snippet at the end, and I would love to hear from you guys in the comments here or DMs on Instagram (@gabrielle____r). What are your thoughts? What songs and passages have been on your mind lately? Share what God is doing. Enjoy!

Give Me Jesus – Jeremy Camp
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

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

1 Timothy 6:6-10
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Psalm 63
O God, you are my God.
At dawn I search for you.
My soul thirsts for you.
My body longs for you
in a dry, parched land where there is no water.
So I look for you in the holy place
to see your power and your glory.

My lips will praise you
because your mercy is better than life itself.
So I will thank you as long as I live.
I will lift up my hands to pray in your name.
You satisfy my soul with the richest foods.
My mouth will sing your praise with joyful lips.

As I lie on my bed, I remember you.
Through the long hours of the night, I think about you.
You have been my help.
In the shadow of your wings, I sing joyfully.
My soul clings to you.
Your right hand supports me.

But those who try to destroy my life
will go into the depths of the earth.
They will be cut down by swords.
Their dead bodies will be left as food for jackals.

But the king will find joy in God.
Everyone who takes an oath by God will brag,
but the mouths of liars will be shut.

Contentment. Is that not one of the hardest things for us to grasp? It seems as though we are always seeking more and more and more when we have access to everything we need through faith in Christ. We desire control and excess so much that we fail to recognize the peace and joy that come in knowing we are taken care of by the Lord of all. We end up living lives with greed as our motivation. That sounds sickening to me. I love these two passages because they complement each other so well. The first one tells of how dangerous it is to seek riches before contentment in God. The second one tells of how beautiful it is to live knowing that God is more enough and recognizing the beauty that is Him.

Today I’m going to keep it short and ask that you reflect on your own about whether you are content and know that God truly is enough. Before closing up, here is a prayer for each person reading this post:

Lord, You are better than life itself. While I recognize the gift this life is, the greater gift is the eternal life I have begun with you and the opportunity to guide others to receive the same. I pray gratitude and contentment over each person reading this, myself included. Open our eyes to see the fulfillment we already have in You. The way you provide for us each day. The lack we experience when we are not living life for Your glory. There is nothing as sweet as loving and trusting in Your name which is power, faithfulness, goodness, and love. You are more than enough for us, Jesus. In You our every need is met and more. I am so excited to see You face to face, but in this moment I am grateful that I have Your Spirit dwelling inside me and get to commune with You even now. I pray the same over each beautiful image-bearer on the other side of this screen. Thank you that your power is not limited by distance or time. You are more than enough. In You we lack nothing. Teach us more how to seek only You and find the peace that comes through that. I love you.

Thank you for reading. Continue to consider whether you know Jesus is enough (and more than) for you. If you don’t know that He is, ask why, seek guidance, and pursue knowing Him deeper. Feel free to contact me via email (gabrielle.adeeperlove@gmail.com) or Instagram @gabrielle____r. Abide in Him. May He bless you and keep you. Have a wonderful week!


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