I will waste my life

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I Will Waste My Life

By Misty Edwards

I will waste my life

I’ll be tested and tried

With no regrets inside of me

Just to find I’m at your feet.

I’ll leave my father’s house

And I’ll leave my mother

I’ll leave all I have know

And I’ll have no other.

I am in love with you

And there is no cost.

I am in love with you

And there is no loss.

I am in love with you

I wanna cling to you, Jesus

Just let me cling to you Jesus.

I’ll say goodbye to my father, my mother

I’ll turn my back on every other love and

I’ll press on, yes, I’ll press on

‘Cause I am in love with you, Jesus!

2 responses »

  1. Nice poem. A poem right? Anyway, interesting that you should post this because I preached on making God our first and only love this morning. Like in a marriage vow, “forsaking all others”.
    When you begin to delve deeply into the call to love God, it’s amazing how serious, sobering and yet encouraging it really can be. At the end of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor 16:22) he writes; “If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him. Come, O Lord!” I’m thinking I don’t wanna be cursed.

    Pretty serious marriage vow He’s asking for – clearly a “forsaking all others” level. I am mindful of His proposal and have chosen the delight of making Him my first and only love. Much to the chagrin of many around me. But such is Love.

    Amen.

    • It is lovely, it’s a song actually. You could find it on youtube, I’m pretty sure. The only two lines that I felt weren’t spot on were “and there is no cost/ and there is no loss.” I see what she means, but it can go both ways. There is no cost TO US for salvation- Jesus provides Salvation for free, but if you go all in with God, following his plan for your life, you might pay a high price. You could “pay” with everything, you could “lose” everything that the world values.

      What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul? I’d rather lose my life to gain eternity.

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