Sinking to the Top

On Being Small


Matthew 20:27
New Living Translation (NLT)

27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.


On Being Small

I wanna be BIG!
And stand real tall,
Don’t wanna be tiny,
Don’t wanna be small,

Don’t wanna be second,
Sure don’t wanna be last,
I wanna be first,
It would be such a blast!

Don’t wanna take orders,
Don’t wanna follow suit,
I wanna be the leader,
Give my opponents the boot,

Don’t wanna be a spectator,
Not just a face in the crowd,
I wanna be important,
I wanna make myself proud!

So here’s a simple prayer
That I need to express,
I’m bound by a deadly sin
That I need to confess,

Pride is a parasite
That tears the soul apart,
It feeds upon lustfulness
And destroys the victim’s heart,

So strengthen me and guide me,
Help me wanna be quite small,
He who bends his will to service
Is the greatest of them all.

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Bend down close today
And whisper in my ear,
Don’t let me wander,
Draw me ever near,

The sirens sing so seductively,
Don’t let it fill my heart,
Hold my hand and pull me,
Out of this world that is so dark.

Ain’t I Swell!


Pride

 

Proverbs 16:18
New Living Translation (NLT)

18 Pride goes before destruction,
and haughtiness before a fall.


Blinded By Pride

I really paid an awful lot,
My car is off the chart,
Just look at all the stuff it has,
It makes me stand apart,

Oh! And take a careful look
At the house that I just bought,
It has the very best there is,
I wrote the check without a thought,

Just look here in the mirror,
I wear my hair in a special way,
It makes me look like a movie star,
With they’re swagger and their sway,

And my clothes are all designer,
These are thousand dollar jeans,
You might think that quite extravagant
But after all, I have the means,

Oh no! I wasn’t flaunting!
I’m just sharing my good news,
Perhaps you’re just getting jealous
And it’s giving you the blues.

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

We bathe ourselves in pride in order to hide our self-loathing. Please help us to measure our worth, not in the darkness of our shortcomings, but in the light of Your mercy. Thank You for such great love.