Through Christ’s eyes

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It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me
(Galatians 2:20; NLT).

1. Let’s see the world
Through Christ’s own eyes,

2. Observe our thinking
With his mind;

3. Treat everyone
With his great love,

4. And grow like him,
For he is kind.

5. Let’s speak each word
With Christ’s pure truth,

6. Confront our fears
With his strong faith;

7. Approach our death
With his deep trust,

8. Then rest, at last,
In his embrace.

Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us
(Colossians 3:11; NLT).

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References

1. I have come to save the world and not to judge it (John 12:47; NLT).

2. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

3. Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

4. The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

How kind the Lord is! (Psalm 116:5; NLT).

He is kind to those who never say, “Thank you,” and to those who are selfishness itself (Alan Dale, New World: The Heart of the New Testament in Plain English, p125; Oxford University Press, 1967).

5. We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

6. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God, and never anything bad?  (Job 2:10; NLT).

If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).

7. When Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NKJV).

8. Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43; NIV).

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-9; NLT).

Return, O my soul, to your rest (Psalm 116:7: ESV).

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).

6 thoughts on “Through Christ’s eyes

  • I love it when your devotional poems takes me back to the foundations of my faith! Galatians 2:20 and the chorus based on it remind me of the night I surrendered my life to Christ. It is so important that our surrender to Christ is total, such that we reflect only Him to other folk. In our Holy Spirit filled life people see Christ alive and loving them. In this we are His lights in a dark world leading others to life in Him. Thank you and God bless you Ruth.
    https://youtu.be/0NLDZnKYbEI

    • Thank you so much for your amazing comments, Alan. I fully agree that us Christians are really the only bright spark in what is becoming an increasingly dark world. Very sad and concerned tonight about events in America. XXXXXX

      • Trump told his supporters to storm the Capitol, to prevent the transfer of power to Biden.. They did. Some have got into the debating chamber and offices. There are hundreds outside, surrounding the building. A woman was shot, and has just died. The national guard is there now, showing great restraint so far, but the situation is completely chaotic… XxxxX

      • I went to the BBC news page after your post…it is completely crazy scary. A strong historical resemblance to the Reichstag in 1933 Germany.

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