Why We Do The Things We Do

This is our 1,001st post. It is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of something very important.

We have had the privilege of having the same pastor for most of our married life. He and his wife are two of our closest friends. There is a question he would often ask us as a check on what motivates our serving. It was this:

Why do you do the things you do, and who do you do them for?

This is a good question for us to ponder today as we look ahead to our next 1,000 posts. We hope our answer has been made clear to you, but in case you’re not sure we are sharing the following worship song with you. It was written and recorded by Matt Redmon. This is the only reason we are devoting our lives to help marriages grow strong–it is for the glory of God alone.

Take some time to quiet your soul while you worship God with us today. If He didn’t love us first we would have no hope of ever loving Him or each other in the way He intended marriage to be.

Lyrics:

This is how we know
This is how we know what love is
Just one look at Your cross
And this is where we see
This is where we see how love works
For You surrendered Your all

And this is how we know
That You have loved us first
This is where we chose
To love You in return

For You so loved the world
That You gave Your only Son
Love amazing, so divine
We will love You in return
For this life that You give
For this death that You have died
Love amazing, so divine
We will love You in reply, Lord

This is how we know
This is how we know what love is
Just one look at Your cross
And this is where we see
This is where we see how love works
For You surrendered Your all

And this is how we know
That You have loved us first
This is where we chose
To love You in return

For You so loved the world
That You gave Your only Son
Love amazing, so divine
We will love You in return
For this life that You give
For this death that You have died
Love amazing, so divine
We will love You in reply, Lord

Our love will be loud
Our love will be strong
Our love shall be hands and feet
That serve You in this world
So let us stay true
And let it endure
That You will be glorified
And worshiped and adored

For You so loved the world
That You gave Your only Son
Love amazing, so divine
We will love You in return
For this life that You give
For this death that You have died
Love amazing, so divine
We will love You in reply, Lord

Savior of the world
King Jesus we love You
For we have been loved
King Jesus we love You
For we have been loved
King Jesus we love You
For we have been loved
King Jesus we love You
For we have been loved

This entry was posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Music, Priorities, Purpose, The Gospel & Marriage, Worship and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Why We Do The Things We Do

  1. Melinda says:

    I have some reflecting to do….

    Thanks for a great post!

  2. Tom & Debi – I see your heart and motives clearly in what you write. Your spirit, love, and dedication are a blessing.

    Thank you!

  3. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is just what I needed today. Feeling a little low and I thank you for all of your wonderful words that touch my heart.

Comments are closed.