Monday, June 1, 2009

As Long as YOU are Glorified, Lord!

A few Wednesday nights ago as I was preaching on Psalm 118 and I spoke of a song from Sovereign Grace Music that I was listening to. I couldn’t quote the song, and you certainly didn’t want me to sing it, but in a world (especially in America) that is filled with the “Health and Wealth Gospel” and individuals who love the false gospel of a Joel Osteen, we need more songs like this! Below I have the lyrics of the song “As Long As You Are Glorified” by Mark Altrogge. Regardless of what you are facing, good times or bad, a song like this will keep you focused on THE ONE that really matters.

Shall I take from your hand your blessings
Yet not welcome any pain
Shall I thank you in times of plenty
Then leave you in days of drought
Shall I trust when I reap the harvest
But when winter winds blow, then doubt

Oh let your will be done in me
In your live I will abide
Oh I long for nothing else as long
As you are glorified

Are you good only when I prosper
And true only when I’m filled
Are you King only when I’m carefree
And God only when I’m well
You are good when I’m poor and needy
You are true when I’m parched and dry
You still reign in the deepest valley
You’re still God in the darkest night

If you are like me, when blessings are falling and things are great, I am quick to praise God: however, when I’m in days of drought, in doubt, and in the darkest night, I tend to grumble and fret. It is good to remember that regardless of what we are going through, in good times or in tough times, it is our job to glorify the one true God! Just something good to hold to regardless of where you find yourself!

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