Think Beyond

Think Beyond

Wes Tillett

 

Think beyond yourself just for once

Think beyond yourself and your four walls

For life does not consist

In the abundance of your things

 

See beyond the next immediate

See beyond your earthly, blink-long life

For life is more precious

Than your dollars and your cents

 

Be content with what you’ve got, my friend

Learn to say, “Enough.  Enough for me.”

Learn to share with those in need, my friend

For the Lord held nothing back from you, you see, in Christ

 

Go beyond what’s comfortable for you

Go beyond your preferences and tastes

For life cannot be full

With yourself the only goal

 

Give beyond what others give to you

Give beyond your Sunday morning dues

For life is found in Christ

And He gave his very life

 

Be content with what you’ve got, my friend

Learn to say, “Enough.  Enough for me.”

Learn to share with those in need, my friend

For the Lord held nothing back from you, you see, in Christ

 

If you choose to love you life, you’ll lose it

But if you choose to hate your life, you’ll gain it forever in Christ

 

Lord, I want to live my life as a sincere act of praise; as a holy light

Lord, I wanna be whole in you.

My God, don’t let me build my dreams on the tops of the graves of the poor and the least of these

Lord, I wanna be whole in you

Lord God, forgive my lust and my greed; my short-sighted trust in the American dream

I wanna be whole in you

 

Lord, higher up and further in.

Lord, higher up