Dec 27, 2013


When I look at myself
I see so much that I need to work on.
So much that I need to change.

I live by sight so often...
and not by faith.
I look at the circumstances around me...
and not at the glorified Christ.

I look at others who have it all together
and think..
I'll never measure up...
I'll never be good enough...
I'll never hear the words,
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant"

There's so many things...
I can't even remember them all
to pray for them.
I get caught up in trying to pray
for them all...
in trying to be good every day...

But when I look at Him
all I want is to be close to Him.
I don't want to worry about
all those things that I can't
ever seem to fix.
I just want to be surrounded
by His love...
to be lost in His Presence.

My prayer these days?
"Lord, help me to stay close to you.
That's all I want...
to be close!"

And I know that if I'm close to Him,
everything else will fall into place.

The most important thing
is not if I'm good enough...
I'm not and never will be.

The most important thing is...
being close to Him


  1. I feel like you're reading my thoughts and my heart right now. This is so good for me. I love you.

  2. I love u too, Karen. I'm so glad God brought us together in this crazy, mixed up world!

  3. I think that is all God wants, too! Reminds of a song... "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace..."

  4. Yes, JoAnn...when we look at him everything else pales in comparison.