Some truths simply must be repeated and remembered. For me, it's the truth that I belong to Christ.
I don't have to try hard to be distracted and discouraged in the mundane of my daily life. It doesn't take much for me to have spiritual amnesia...to forget what my life is truly about, and WHO it is I live for.
We spin our wheels, wring our hands, and work ourselves silly to gain what we want in life. And we think we own all that we acquire, all that we possess.
When really, we are merely stewards and strangers. This is not our home, and we are not what we own...in material things, yes, but also in the emotional needs, hopes, and dreams we either have or that slip through our fingers.
We have all loved and lost, invested and given away, trusted and forgiven.
Life is full of thinking we are right around the corner from having what it is we think we need to thrive or survive...
...when all we really NEED, all we really HAVE, all we will every really experience fully, is Christ alone.
We hold our breath and wait to live. We think we will start being who we want to be at the next mile-marker. We hope for a season or a circumstance that is not yet here, or may never be. Maybe you know what I'm talking about.
It doesn't mean we stop striving or stop pursuing. It just means that everything we work toward or work for is in response to everything that has already been given...
Christ gives us himself, and he is enough.
And perhaps this is why the words, "All I have is Christ" means so much to me.
I'm thrilled to finally offer prints of this hand drawn chalkboard in the shoppe.
Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
O Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life
All I Have Is Christ by Sovereign Grace Music
Because of Grace,