The Verse Every Christian Should be Haunted By

Monday is for Discussion

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

—Jesus (Luke 6:46, NASB)

This week I have developed a new respect for Wayne Watson’s music and theology. He captures the struggle and the reliance on grace well.

Album Cover for Field of Souls (1995)
Album Cover for Field of Souls (1995)

Every Waking Moment

The first thought every morning
I have without fail is a thought of You
And through the rush of the day
My ideal is to ask, “What would Jesus do?”
When to speak, when to hear
When to look and when to close my eyes
But sometimes the strength of my will
Pulls me down to the weakness I despise.

CHORUS
Not every once in a while
Not just from time to time
Driven by emotion
It is a dream I have
It is a prayer I pray
To sleep in peace at the end of the day
Having done my best to obey
Every waking moment

Still the noble efforts I make aren’t enough
To reserve a heavenly place
My attempts at perfection are weak
I am lost but for Your grace
The only strength that have
Is when I fall on my knees
And for mercy cry
And offer You my heart, and soul
My breath, my very life

CHORUS
Not every once in a while
Not just from time to time
Driven by emotion
It is a dream I have
It is a prayer I pray
To sleep in peace at the end of the day
Having done my best to obey
Every waking moment

Wayne Watson, 1995

Question:
How are you helping His followers to struggle toward holiness in an atmosphere of grace?


One thought on “The Verse Every Christian Should be Haunted By

  1. Good question, and one that is on my radar this week as we are discussing holiness in our women’s Bible study class. Thank you for the beautiful reminder of our desperate need for the grace of God found through faith in Jesus Christ!

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