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.

Lifted Up

Elevale

Mark 9:34-37
New Life Version (NLV)

34 They did not answer. They had been arguing along the road about who was the greatest. 35 Jesus sat down and called the followers to Him. He said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all. He will be the one to care for all.” 36 Jesus took a child and stood it among them. Then He took the child up in His arms and said to the followers, 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name, receives Me. Whoever will receive Me, receives not Me, but Him Who sent Me.”


Elevate

Lift your eyes
Lift your voice
See what’s to see
And make a choice

Lift your spirits
Lift your hands
Be of profit
Do what you can

Lift your brother
Lift them all
Helping others
Great and small

Lift up God
Lift up praise
His name laud
For all your days

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Give us hearts of servants. Help us to humble ourselves that You might lift us up, for those You elevate are elevated indeed.

Thank You, Lord!

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