I was sitting in church singing this hymn when I realized here were some things that I NEED more of...attributes that I painfully lack in different amounts. And so this year I am going on a journey of more...more of the things I really need and this song is my study guide. I will go line by line and phrase by phrase studying those key words from God's word. What does holiness really mean? How can I have patience when life is hard?
I also realize this is quite a task and I know that it won't miraculously turn me into a saint:)
I do know that I will have a better understanding of what is really important, and that I hopefully will be a better wife, mother, grammie, daughter, sister, friend and member of my community.
And so I begin my quest for more...of the best things.
More patience in suff'ring, more sorrow for sin.
More faith in my Savior, more sense of his care,
More joy in his service, more purpose in prayer.
More gratitude give me, more trust in the Lord,
More pride in his glory, more hope in his word.
More tears for his sorrow, more pain at his grief,
More meekness in trial, more praise for relief.
More purity give me, more strength to o'ecome,
More freedom from earth stains, more longing for home.
More fit for the kingdom, more used would I be,
More blessed and holy- more Savior, like thee.
Text and music: Philip Paul Bliss, 1838–1876
..........a few minutes of peace:)