Have I ever cried for you Lord?
Have I ever cried for you as I did when missing human friends?
Have I ever cried for the one who bore all my pain – all my shame, who bore my sins with Him when He was nailed to the cross…have I ever cried?
Have I ever spent emotion for the one who daily bears my burdens;
For the Suffering Savior who gives me life anew each day;
Our great God, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross –
All for me.
Have I ever been angry for you Lord?
Have I ever been upset that Your name is not known throughout the entire earth –
That your glory is not known throughout all creation.
Have I ever been truly angry for you Lord?
Have I ever had joy Lord?
Joy such as you have; that you love to call me child, in spite of myself.
Joy that flows from your throne like peaceful waters.
Joy that you died in my place.
Have I ever had peace Lord?
Peace such as you – that you rested so confidently in the Father’s will that you were willing –
Willing to give up your past glory in heaven to take my form, to put on my flesh – for eternity future.
Have I ever served you Lord?
With all my heart, mind, soul, body, will, intellect emotion;
Completely void of myself, allowing You alone to use me for Your plan;
Have I ever truly served You Lord?
Have I ever died Lord?
Have I died to myself – my thoughts, my plans, my desires;
Have I ever died – to live – in newness of life,
A life lived for Your glory alone?
Have I ever? Will I ever? Forever let my desire be to glorify You alone.