Sometimes I am so laser focused on the to-do lists that I let the daily tasks of life dominate my thoughts and actions.
And then I listen to the song Live Like That by Sidewalk Prophets. The lyrics to that song inspire and encourage me in a way that causes me to zoom out and take a bird’s eye look at my life. From that view, I remember that I am a small part of something much greater.
Let’s consider the lyrics:
Sometimes I think
What will people say of me?
When I’m only just a memory
When I’m home where my soul belongs
Was I love when no one else would show up?
Was I Jesus to the least of us?
Was my worship more than just a song?
I want to live like that
And give it all I have
So that everything I say and do
Points to You
If love is who I am
Then this is where I’ll stand
Recklessly abandoned never holding back
I want to live like that
Am I proof that You are who You say You are?
That grace can really change a heart?
Do I live like Your love is true?
And even if they don’t know my name
Is there evidence that I’ve been changed?
When they see me do they see You?
I say that this is my life song because this is the person I want to aspire to be.
Sure, it’s a lofty goal and living a life in which everything I say and do points to Him is simply impossible in my own strength. That’s one of the reasons I like this song so much. Not only does it stretch me to the end of me, but it reminds me that it is Him who does the work to make me this person.
I live in the tension between a life of a mom that feels small and often insignificant and the truth that the God of the universe created me for a purpose. I need to be open to the work He is doing in me for His kingdom.
I needed the reminder today that sometimes we need to look up from the daily tasks and consider the bigger picture. Our life is but a vapor here.
My uncle took me to a movie once. The next morning as we were discussing it he said that it really made him think about the way he is living his life. That is what this song does for me.
I want to show the world the love you gave for me
I’m longing for the world to know the glory of the King
Heavenly Father, it is my heartfelt prayer that you would make this true of me, not just for the good of others, but for Your glory. Lord, give me the power to be love that others would see Jesus in me. Help me to remember that my life matters and that I have a purpose here. Help me to show Your love to the world that they would know the glory of the One True King. In the holy and precious name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)
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To purchase Sidewalk Prophet’s album (with free MP3 download) Live Like That from Amazon, click here.
I also recommend their album These Simple Truths which can also be purchased from Amazon by clicking here.
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What do you think? It it easier for you to get lost in the daily things of life, or are you constantly aware that God is using you for a greater purpose? Are you a fan of Sidewalk Prophets?Print This Post