Live Like That: Recklessly Abandoned, Never Holding Back!

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Live Like That – Sidewalk Prophets

Sometimes I think, what will people say of me
When I’m only just a memory
When I’m home where my soul belongs

Was I love, when no one else would show up?
Was I Jesus to the least of those?
Was my worship more than just a song?

I want to live like that and give it all I have
So that everything I say and do points to You

If love is who I am, then this is where I’ll stand
Recklessly abandoned, never holding back
I want to live like that; I want to live like that

Am I proof, that You are who you say You are?
That grace can really change a heart?
Do I live like Your love is true?

People pass and even if they don’t know my name
Is there evidence that I’ve been changed?
When they see me, do they see You?

I want to live like that and give it all I have
So that everything I say and do points to You

If love is who I am, then this is where I’ll stand
Recklessly abandoned, never holding back
I want to live like that; I want to live like that

I want to show the world the love You gave for me
I’m longing for the world to know the glory of the King

I want to live like that and give it all I have
So that everything I say and do points to You

If love is who I am, then this is where I’ll stand
Recklessly abandoned, never holding back

I want to live like that
I want to live like that

I really do want to live like that,” forIf love is who I am, then this is where I’ll stand, recklessly abandoned, never holding back! I love this song. From the first time I heard it to my present listening of the song while I write this post, its lyrics speak profoundly to the core of who I want to be, how I want to live, and what I want to be remembered for. Which is the reason that “Live Like That” is the tagline for this blog and one of the truly sacred and transcendent themes for my life.

“Was I love, when no one else would show up?
Was I Jesus to the least of those?”

Matthew is my hands down favorite book of the Bible. And Matthew 25, verses 31 through 45, have been a source of light and inspiration to me – as well as an unambiguous standard of personal accountability – for as long as I can remember. So much so, that my personal ministry is driven by and themed after the powerful yet haunting “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” charge given us by Jesus. So, singing, or really proclaiming through introspective questioning, “Was I love, when no one else would show up? Was I Jesus to the least of those?” stirs me in my very DNA and bids my heart, might, mind, and soul to live up to my life’s true calling: “Joyfully love and honor God by serving Him selflessly; and serve Him joyfully by honoring and loving His children through selflessly ministering to them – which loving and ministering can take many forms.”

“People pass, and even if they don’t know my name,
Is there evidence that I’ve been changed?
When they see me, do they see You?”

That is both my goal and my challenge, “When they see me, do they see You?” There is something so soul-stirring and satisfying about seeing or experiencing Christ’s countenance, benevolence, or love in the face, spirit, or actions of another. And so I look in the mirror and ask myself, “What is my ripple effect? Do others see and feel the love and light of the Savior in the way that I look at them and treat them? Do they see Him when they see me? Am I love? And if not, why not? What do I get to work on, create, and be?” Which is another reason why when I hear and sing this song I am both reminded and inspired to follow Him and be like Him so that when others see me or feel my vibration, they see Him and feel His.

“I want to show the world the love You gave for me
I’m longing for the world to know the glory of the King”

If you can call a short timeout for yourself – please, … you deserve it – I am asking you to take a minute right now to play this song for yourself. There is an audio player located in the upper right-hand corner of this post (or below it if you are reading this on a hand-held device) which you can use to easily play the song. So please sit back, relax for a moment, turn your volume up, click on “Live Like That,” and listen to its moving message as you let it flood your soul with empowering energy and the vibrations of the Christ-Consciousness. I know that you will be lifted, right where you are right now, if you do. It will do your soul good.

So, I lovingly invite you to “live like that” and “show the world” and yourself the love He gave for me and you and commit with me to being “Jesus to the least of those.” To living so that others see Him when they see us. To being “recklessly abandoned, never holding back” as we accept, love, and celebrate our divine, perfectly-imperfect selves.

Go ahead. Live like that,

Jay

Least of These

Live Like That: ©2011 Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI) /9t One Songs, Arise Music (ASCAP)

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