"All that I Need"

By: Ron Hamilton "Patch the Pirate" (From "Once Upon A Starry Night.)

When I look around at all this world offers,
I begin to crave the things that I see.
I must keep my eyes on Jesus my Savior.
He has promised Heavenly treasure to me.

All that I need is my faith in Jesus.
All that I need is my home above.
All that I need is my Father's Mercy.
All that I need is my Savior's love.

All the pretty toys shine brightly around me.
All the pretty houses glisten and gleam.
Riches seem to offer peace and contentment.
That is just a lie, it's only a dream.

All that I need is my faith in Jesus.
All that I need is my home above.
All that I need is my Father's Mercy.
All that I need is my Savior's love.


So I realized that It's been a while since I did a post on Patch the Pirate. This is probably one of my favorite Patch songs. Of course the second verse you can see the childish part..."All the pretty toys"...I'm pretty sure that I as an adult don't crave to have "toys" in the sense of like action figures, and such, but there are things I crave. I'm pretty sure I often have things that I covet, and I'm drawn to want to buy. Things like new electronic devices, and possibly new computer games. One thing I have learned however is that all these things just cause distraction from what our purpose is in life. When I have too much "stuff"...I find myself spending less and less time talking to God, or spending time in his word. We need to be carefully about what we buy, and we must make sure we don't allow what we do have to come between us and God.

All we truly need is Christ, and if we have Him in our lives...what need to we have for anything else?

Comments

Debbie said…
Great song . . . and great thoughts!
Hannah said…
ok i went on your blog and it said that you posted this post "March 10, 2010" and i looked at the date............right now it is 3/9/10!!!! lol that is soooo weird that you are "in the future" (sort-of)!!!!
Hannah
I know right? I always joke that I can call to the states and tell people what's goign to happen because I live in the future. Pretty cool huh?
Bethany A. said…
Great post, Jason! I love that song too---so much truth in it!! Thanks for posting this.
Rosebud said…
Good song and good post. Hope you're doing well over there in the future! :)