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Mike Winfree, Pastor


Living for Jesus

by Pastor Mike Winfree on March 18, 2017
The Lord impressed upon me to get a book down off the shelf titled “Forty Gospel Hymn Stories”.  I began to read some of the stories when I came across one titled “Living for Jesus”. Here are some of the words:
       “Living for Jesus a life that is true. Striving to please Him in all that I do.  Yielding allegiance, glad hearted and free, this is the pathway of blessing for me.”
       “Living for Jesus who died in my place.  Bearing on Calv’ry my sin and disgrace.  Such love constrains me to answer His call, follow His leading and give Him my all.”
“Living for Jesus wherever I am.  Doing each duty in His Holy name.  Willing to suffer affliction or loss.  Deeming each trial a part of my cross.”
“Living for Jesus thro’ earth’s little while.  My dearest treasure, the light of His smile.  Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem.  Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.”
And the chorus says:
“O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee; For Thou , in Thine atonement, didst give Thyself for me.  I own no other master, my heart shall be Thy throne.  My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.”
Harold Lowden wrote the music then he asked T. O. Chisholm to write words to the melody.  After much thought and earnest prayer, God gave him these words.  My prayer is that you would read them again and meditate on them.  The only life worth living is the life lived for Christ.

Serving the Savior, Pastor Mike