Build My Life

I’m flying back from Dallas, Texas this morning, after enjoying a 2 day bible conference called Proclaim Truth. We woke up at 5:00am Texas time (3:00am Oregon time) and I’m pretty sure I didn’t sleep much last night. I heard people running up and down the hallway, slamming doors and yelling around 3 am Texas time. I remember a time in my life when my whole person would fall apart with little-to-no sleep. My husband might say that is still true today but he didn’t know me when sleep was LIFE.

We sang this song over the weekend and it continues to play in my mind and heart

Video here

I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation.

I will put my trust in You alone and I will not be shaken.

Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside you, open up my eyes in wonder. Show me, who you are, and fill me with your heart, and lead me, in your love of those around me.

What do you build your life on?

I think we often build our life on things that are temporary and then when things like finding your husband suffering heart failure or your child moving off to college or your rent being increased or stock market crashes or near fatal car accidents or loosing a loved one or difficult relationships or great trauma or even not getting enough sleep, come knocking on the door, suddenly your world falls apart and you start asking questions like: Why me? Will I be ok? How can God really be good? And you start saying things like, I’ll never make it or this is the last straw or I didn’t prepared enough or I’ll die without ________ or this is the end of me or I’m simply not happy.

As I listened to the purposeful words in this song about choosing to build my life on Gods Love. Putting my life on this firm foundation. Giving my trust to God alone. I am confident that if we simply turn entirely to HIM, asking Him to show us who He is, asking Him to fill our hearts with His love, depending on Him solely and living for Him only…we will not be shaken when life hits us head on.

He is worthy of every song we could ever sing, worthy of every praise we could every bring, worthy of every breath we could ever breath.

Worthy of building our lives on. There is not one thing in this world that you will look back on and think…maybe that would have been worthy of more of my time and allegiance or I bet I would have been happier in eternity if I just slept more in my life on earth. I don’t think I’ll say that I wish I had more money in the bank or a better car or even that my children lived with me a few years longer.

I’m fairly certain that my heart could look back and say that I wish I spent a little more time getting to know the God of all Creation. I think I might wish I had spent more time in worship. I bet I would regret not recognizing His holiness MORE on Earth and not being led to LOVE those around me the way HE loves me. I am sure I’d feel silly for being so weighed down with the circumstances of my world and not lifted up enough by The One who created me and set me on this Earth for this one moment in time to be a reflection of His Son.

This is now the deep cry of my heart:

Holy there is no one like you, there is none beside you. Open up my eyes in wonder. Show me who You are and fill me with your heart and lead me in your love to those around me.

Let not my heart be captured by this world but let it be held and led by the One who is Holy, the One who is worthy, the One who is all I need, no matter if I loose a loved one, no matter if my children become independent, no matter if I file bankruptcy or have to take public transportation. No matter the matter, may HE alone have my allegiance.

I will build my life upon HIS Love.

What will you build your life upon?


2 thoughts on “Build My Life

  1. Dear, sweet Tracy,
    I loved the Video and lyrics. The song and the photos pretty much says it all. I loved the message you shared about Brek and your family. Putting Jesus first is something I tend to forget. In my heart Jesus is always there, in self conversation, at night when praying, reading of injustices in the world and of human suffering!! Fortunately, as human beings there is always time and space for improvement. To learn and go forward and put Jesus first again.
    Perfect timeing Tracy!! I truly needed this today and already have ideas in place to go forward.
    Love you today and always!!
    Aunt Kathi

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