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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In My Own Little World

by Matthew West
I heard this song recently I and love the message it gives. We get so comfortable in our own world that we just go through the motions. But we are told to help those around us and live to serve others, not ourselves.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry and always felt safe
I got some money in my pockets, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population me
I try to stay awake through the Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give ’til it hurts
and I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
it’s easy to do when it’s
population me
What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world
Stopped at the red light, looked out my window
Outside the car, saw a sign, said “Help this homeless widow”
Just above this sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”
So I rolled down my window and I looked her in the eye
Oh how many times have I just passed her by
I gave her some money then I drove on through
in my own little world there’s
Population two
What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world
Start breaking my heart for what breaks Yours
give me open hands and open doors
put Your light in my eyes and let me see
that my own little world is not about me



What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
That I could be living right now
I don't want to miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start living right now

Outside my own little world
My own little world
My own little world"

I love the lines that say this:

"Start breaking my heart for what breaks Yours
give me open hands and open doors
put Your light in my eyes and let me see
that my own little world is not about me"


This is the chorus to a song by Brandon Heath.
"Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me you heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see"

1 comment:

  1. "Start breaking my heart for what breaks Yours
    give me open hands and open doors
    put Your light in my eyes and let me see
    that my own little world is not about me"

    I am working to do the same...I;ve been asking God every night to let me bear some of His burden, and use me to let His will be done. Let's all be the hands and feet of God in this generation, allowing God to move us in the right direction.

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