It’s a wonderful thing for sinners to believe in the Lord Jesus and receive Him as their Savior. But as soon as we receive the Lord, we may feel pressure to be a certain way in order to to please God or to show others that we’re a proper Christian. Inevitably, we realize that we can’t meet the standard we’ve set up for ourselves, and we get discouraged.
Actually, God created us as vessels so that we can be filled with Him as our content. Referring to the Lord Jesus, 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “We have this treasure in earthen vessels.” When we’re filled with the Lord, every aspect of our Christian living flows out of His life within us.
The best way to be a Christian is to not to try to behave in a certain way, but to be filled with the Lord by loving Him, calling on His name, and allowing Him to make His home in our heart (Ephesians 3:17). It may sound crazy to tell the Lord a thousand times a day that we love Him, but if you try it, you’ll see the fruit of it in your daily living!
This song was inspired by some ministry that we read at a church retreat:
*Forget about outward correction, outward improvement, and outward activity. Always pay your full attention to the inner part of your being where Jesus is. Do not try to serve the Lord, work for Him, or do anything for Him. You have to look unto Him so that He would show you all His beauty, His sweetness, and His fairness. This will attract you to love Him….From within your spirit you have to tell the Lord a thousand times a day, “Lord Jesus, I love You.”
This song is part of our new collection of four songs that will be released to iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and other digital platforms on September 13. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the lyric video for the last song next Sunday, 9/6.
*Witness Lee, The Living and Practical Way to Enjoy Christ, p. 22 (Anaheim, California: Living Stream Ministry, 1994).