Friday, November 12, 2010

My Own Little World

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been posting a daily blog on our church web site as a part of our We Are Grace Generosity Campaign – and not posting here.  But the lyrics of Matthew West’s song My Own Little World made pause to consider what’s the population of my own little world and seemed worth posting twice.

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population: me

I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate, but I never give ’til it hurts
I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
It’s easy to do when it’s
Population: me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world

When I stopped at a red light, looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign, said “Help this homeless widow”
And above that sign was the face of a human
and I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”
So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
I thought how many times have I just passed her by?
I gave her some money then I drove on through
And my own little world reached
Population: two

Father break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
and Put Your light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me

I know theres a bigger picture
I dont wanna miss it now
I know theres a plan and a purpose
I can be living right now
Outside my own little world

Take a moment and pray that God would bless us all with hearts that break for the things that break His heart and to ask yourself:  What’s the population of your own little world?

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