I asked the Lord, by John Newton

A famous song/poem by John Newton, the former slave-trader who repented when God opened his eyes to his evil sins, resulting in true conversion, and he is also the author of the even more famous “Amazing Grace”. This one is about growing and sanctification. As we grow in holiness, God makes us feel the deeper hidden evils in our prideful hearts. So that Christ becomes “our all” (our all satisfaction and sufficiency for every need) “Christ is all” (we need ultimately) and “Christ is in all” kinds of cultures, ethnicities, peoples, nations, social classes. Colossians 3:11.

Notice the last line, “that thou may’est find thy all in Me” = “in order than you may find your all (satisfaction, fulfillment, joy) in Me”

If you are in Christ, pray Colossians 1:9-14 regularly.

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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