Kim Walker “I Need You More”: Simple Gift Sunday

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I Need You More from Marty's Musings-1
This weekend I listened to Beth Moore talk about the importance of transparency.
Being real and genuine is what I desire so here’s my truth.
The Christian life is not a road paved with
 applause and worldly accolades.
It is not recognized as a vehicle of praise.
Instead at times it is strewn with attacks and hurt, ambition and envy.
Wanting what will never be mine, whether that is financial abundance, beauty, health or the world’s affirmations.
I Need You More from Marty's Musings
As a Christian, I am not immune to desiring easier things.
Comfortable life, no debt, more time.
Happy and well adjusted children.
Outward beauty, including that “thin” body that seems unreachable over 50.
Friends who “know” me through many years of pain and struggles.
 I Need You More from Marty's Musings
I have struggled with fairness and “rights.”
The green monster of jealousy has shown up in me in most unappealing ways.
Ingratitude is not something to be desired in myself or my children.
At times I have stood in judgment when it is not my place.
I am a wretched sinner for the thoughts that overtake me.
I sit and I weep and I grieve.
Years of “not fairs” and “why me’s?”
Long submerged by the necessity of “today.”
My heart is unburdened and overwhelmed by the flood.
I feel less.
Less important, less known, less loved.
The world tells me this on every television, computer and movie screen,
proclaiming I am less than all those I see before me.
I Need You More from Marty's Musings
Yet I need so much more.
More of Christ and less of me.
More of His vision and less of my selfishness.
More of His forgiveness and less of a judgmental spirit.
What does my life stand for?
What have I done with my life that deserves applause?
Nothing from earthly hands
but only from the nail scarred ones of my Savior.

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I need You more,
more than yesterday
I need You Lord
More than words can say
I need You more
Than ever before
I need You Lord,
I need You Lord
More than the air I breathe
More than the song I sing
More than the next heartbeat
More than anything, and Lord as time goes by
I’ll be by Your side
Cause I never want to go back to my old life
We give you the highest praise
We give you the highest praise
We give you the highest praiseEnding:
More than the air I breathe
More than the song I sing
More than anything
I need You more  

Linking with: Ni Hao Y’all, The Alabaster Jar, The Better Mom, The Modest Mom Blog, A Mama’s Story, Time-Warp Wife

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  1. God Bless you, Marty.

    • Thank you, Debbie, for always being an encourager for both my projects and my inspirational writing. It keeps me going on this journey through blogland!

  2. Transparency takes courage, I think, Marty. That’s way cool. Thanks for sharing so much.

  3. Marty, I just love worshipping with you on Sundays. 🙂

  4. I love that song so much. I am overwhelmed by feelings such as the ones you shared also. I am thankful for God’s grace and acceptance of me with my many, many flaws. So nice to visit you this morning. Love, Becky

  5. I love Beth Moore. I can relate to this post in so many ways. I’m kind of in a funk lately and feeling a lot of those “less” feelings myself. And you’re right, we need More of God and Less of Ourselves. Thanks so much for sharing. XO

    • Thanks, Diana, for leaving a comment on my Sunday post. I’m sorry you’ve been in a funk lately. Sometimes the world just beats us down and it’s hard to find a perspective. I’ve written a lot about our struggles with our adopted children and my elderly parents and the loss of my sister. But through it all I know God’s love is more real because there were times when I felt completely and totally alone. I’m praying today you know He is sufficient for our journey.

  6. Thanks for sharing your heart and your beautiful photographs. Love the splash of color on my overcast day.

    • I appreciate you leaving a comment on my Sunday post, Nancy. It seems like every Monday is cloudy or rainy because that’s my Bible study morning! I’m so glad my pics splashed a little color into your day!

  7. Yes. Yes. I think when I listen to the message the world give me, it is easy to become discontent. But this? This is a countercultural message and one we need to preach to each other and encourage each other in. Very good message, Marty.

    • Thanks for commenting on my post, Laura. We do fight a battle with what the world says about us and who God says we are. I especially battle this with my adopted children but it has solidified what I believe about God and how undeserving I am. Have a blessed day!

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