Purpose Statement

My holy ambition is to bring glory to God through the study of His Word. I am passionate about the observation, interpretation and application of God's Word in our lives.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"I Must Tell Jesus"

I don't want to get into an in depth blog article except to say I haven't been very proficient at relying on the Lord as a Christian. I know a lot of theology, some biblical counseling doctrine, taught Bible Study for a number of years, but a personal walk with Jesus Christ for the most part has been lacking.  I admit I'm still confused to a large degree.  But I learned this past week apparently a large part of walking with the Spirit is a daily consistent attitude of prayer.  I've lacked it.  Once I got convicted about it and hopefully understand what is meant, I'm telling Jesus more and more about my daily struggles, hopes, desires and sins. 

There's a hymn called "I Must Tell Jesus."  I carry a set of index cards with me and this hymn is among the my Scripture cards. It's not that I am elevating a hymn to the Bible. It's just that two or three hymns have significantly touched my life lately and helped me change.  These past three days I've noticed an increase in my intimacy with the Lord. As I talk to Him and He answers me with His Word I grow closer to Him.  For example, when I am afraid, now I tell Him.  He replies with "When I am afraid I will trust in God."  I've seen His hand orchestrate some circumstances that only He could do.  It's been an encouragement to me and I am very grateful.  Here are the lyrics to the hymn. the words and music are by Elisha A. Hoffman:

I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me;
He ever loves and cares for His own.

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end.

Tempted and tried, I need a great Savior;
One Who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
He all my cares and sorrows will share.

O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the victory to win.


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