I’d Rather Have Jesus

“As for me….I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake to find myself beholding Your form and having sweet communion with You.” (Psalm 17:15, Amplified Bible).

He Leadeth MeWhat is it that you want — that you really, really want? What is it that, by having it, your life will be filled with joy and deep satisfaction?

We all want something — something that will satisfy us to the depths of our being. And the world displays its many fares for us to consider. For some it is money. “Yea, gimme money; that’s what I want; and if I have it I will be happy.” Others want power, or sex, or knowledge, or whatever.

As for me? All I really, really want is to walk in unbroken friendship with Jesus; to hear His voice, to see Him at work, to join with Him in what He is doing, and to rejoice at His side. A song from my childhood comes easily to mind as I ponder this today —

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand…

“I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;
I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;
I’d rather be true to His holy name…

“Than to be the king of a vast domain,
and be held in sin’s dread sway;
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
this world affords today.” (Rhea F. Miller, 1922)

How about you? What is it that you really, really want?

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