I want to be just like You…

“I tried to walk on the water and found myself under the sea
So with water up my nose I felt your hand come close to save me
I’ve tried to cast out the demons I’ve gone to the darkest of regions
When fear has me shaking you suddenly break in to save me

I desire
To be like you
Like any son or daughter
I want to be like my Father
I desire to be like you
You promised to never forsake me
So I’ll risk it all if you’ll make me like You

You stand beside me just waiting while I try to go it alone
Smiling You say son come here won’t you let me just help you
But frustrated I try to make it cause I’ve just got something to prove
Not knowing it is my weakness that perfects your power”
~ “Just Like You” by Jason Upton

I love the song above, especially the first 2 parts. We try to be like Jesus, in more than just trying to walk on water, or casting out demons, but we try to play God all the time. We try to be like God (and not in a good way) everytime we judge someone, or everytime we name someone with a label. Those are only God’s things to do, God is the only one who can rightfully, justly, and mercifully judge someone, we will always end up missing something that we can’t see, and then we judge wrong, and end up hurting them and us. Whenever we label someone, we only get to see what is on the outside when we label them, so we label them things like “weird”, “crazy”, “ugly”, “gay”, “stupid”, “retard”. But God (what a wonderful phrase, “But God”, it says so much in just two words, we were in bad shape, but God… anyway, back to my previous statement), But God sees the whole picture and he is the only one who can label us correctly with things like “My son”, “my daughter”, “my beloved”, “my beautiful one”. What a difference that makes in someone’s life. What if we all took the time to ask God to allow us to see people through His eyes? What would the world look like if we started labeling people as God does? This world would be so full of joy, and love, and peace, instead of sadness, hate, and war. Think about it, everytime some one hurt you, what would you be like if they had said something encouraging instead of hurtful? That is my challenge to myself, and feel free to join me in this: I want to turn our world around by speaking out life, and freedom, and acceptance no matter what. I want to build people up, not tear them down, I want to see people through God’s eyes.

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By Joel Cornett Posted in Songs

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