Thursday, January 22, 2009

In Christ Alone

Picture of Cross on a Hill - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.com

Through the ups and downs that come with motherhood I find myself relying on Christ more and more. The lyrics to a song I learned about 15 years ago, which many have remixed since then, encouraged me today and I had to take a break at the piano mid-morning and sing my heart out . . .


In Christ alone will I glory
Though I could pride myself in battles won.
For I've been blessed beyond measure
And by His strength alone I overcome.
Oh, I could stop and count successes
Like diamonds in my hands,
But those trophies could not equal
To the grace by which I stand.

Chorus:
In Christ alone I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross.
In every victory let it be said of me
My source of strength, my source of hope is Christ alone.

In Christ alone will I glory
For only by His grace I am redeemed.
And only His tender mercy
Could reach beyond my weakness to my need.
And now I seek no greater honor
Than just to know Him more,
And to count my gains
But losses to the glory of my Lord.


More often, I want to claim the victories as my own. I want to somehow take credit for my son's math ability, my daughter's kind heart, and my smooth days. However, I don't want to take the blame for my son's less than tidy handwriting, or my daughter's spelling struggles, or the unkind words that sometimes enter our home. Today had more of the events I would chalk up to "failures" than those I would want to claim as my successes.


God brought me back again, even as I faced those frustrations and discouragements, my glory should come only in Christ alone. Regardless of what victories or failures I may have to walk through, my life will eventually be measured by what Christ accomplished on the cross and my daily surrender to His control in my life.


I needed a reminder once again, that I can do all things through Christ.

1 comment:

amada said...

In Christ Alone... reminds me of a song, one of my husband's and my favorites. Thanks for coming by... if you have any super great links for nature study, artist study, composer study or CM in general, please share! Leave 'em in my comments... you know, when you have time!! :o) hahah.
Amy
Trujillo, Peru