In You I Live is the title of two Christian songs. One by Houseflies and the other by New Creation Worship Singapore.
It is interesting to compare these 2 songs.
They have different tempos. The Houseflies version is slow and meditative. The New Creation Worship one is fast-paced and celebratory. Both expressed the need for Jesus in different ways.
Most importantly, focus on Jesus and not on self.
In You I Live (Houseflies)
In You I live
In You I move
In You I have my being
Reaching out to find You
With open eyes to see You
I cannot live without Your love
Silver and gold could never come close
I'd trade it all for You
You are my everything
All I ever need is You ,
I saw this comment at Youtube regarding this song,
As much as I can say that I love the words of this song and I want them to be true in my life, I can’t lie and deny the fact that I really really really struggle with prioritising Jesus and my relationship with Him, because even though I want to surrender everything, it’s actually really hard. I know for a fact I’m not the only Christian struggling with this, so my prayer is that we all come to the point where we totally hunger and thirst for God like a dear that pants for water. I want to be hungry for Christ but the trivial things of this worldly life have me caught up! None of these things matters if I don’t have Jesus.Beulah O
Yes, the commentator’s struggle is real and it is great that she acknowledged it.
I used to think like that too. That I have to surrender. I have to prioritize. I have to hunger and thirst. Notice the common word here? Yes, I. My focus was on myself and not on Christ.
I will never succeed.
The truth is My righteousness and deliverance is found in Christ. I am already in Christ. We do not have to give up gold and silver for Jesus. He did that for us. The treasure in the field in Matthew 13:44-45 is not God, it is us. We are God’s treasure. He sold everything to buy us.
How about singing the song below instead? We are already living in Christ. Learn to enjoy His presence. In His presence is fullness of joy.
In You I Live Lyrics (New Creation Worship)
Words & music by Sean Goh. Copyright 2006 New Creation Church Singapore
I will sing for all my days
Of Your goodness and Your grace
And the wonders of Your love for me
I will declare Your glory Lord
That You died and rose again
Now in You I stand justified
And all of my hope is in You Lord
In the saving power of Your blood
You're my righteousness, My deliverer
I am free and alive 'cos You live in me
I will shout my praise unto You my King
You're my Jesus, in You I live
Focus on Jesus and not on self.
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