Day 6 - Philippians 2:4

Let each of you look not only to your own needs, 
but also to the needs of others.
 ~Philippians 2:4

Americans love poetry. They just don’t know it.
Ask Americans if they memorize poems, and you’ll get a blank stare. But we Americans absolutely love one particular type of poetry.
It’s called lyrics. Lyrics are the poetic words of songs
Most of us have memorized the lyrics to 2000 - 5000 songs. 


Think about it. 

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that…
O say can you see, by the…
Let me call you sweetheart, I’m…
Y.M.C.A, its fun to stay at…

Turn on your favorite radio station and listen to the music.. and in most cases, you can sing along. If you go to church, how many hymns or choruses do you know by heart? OK, you get my point. 

But if we Americans love poetry (in lyric form), we don’t often write it.
At least I don’t.
But one poem I wrote years ago relates to what I talked about in yesterday’s blog - we Christians need to be in fellowship. 
We can’t do this faith thing alone.

Too bad I don't have music for  it… then you could memorize it!


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    I CAN’T DO IT ALONE

I want to know your will, Lord
And claim it as my own
I’ll leave my nets and follow you
But I can’t do it alone

You’ve given me a vision
of things I’ve never known
I want to live that vision
But I can’t live it alone

Some say, “Just me and Jesus!
I’ll serve Him on my own.”

I think they’ll soon discover that
They won’t get far alone

You’ve called us as a body
Each to the other joined
And what that means to me is
No one can stand alone

So Lord, I’m pleading with you
My face turned toward your throne
Send your Spirit!  Make us one!
We can’t do it alone


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This is the sixth in a series of daily postings on Philippians. You can start at the beginning by clicking here: 
Philippians 1:1