“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.”~ Philippians 3:12

Christ has made me His own!

“Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him?
Is not thine a captured heart?
Chief among ten thousand own Him,
Joyful choose the better part.

Chorus: Captivated by His beauty,
Worthy tribute haste to bring.
Let His peerless worth constrain thee,
Crown Him now unrivaled King.

What can strip the seeming beauty,
From the idols of the earth?
Not a sense of right or duty,
But the sight of peerless worth.

‘Tis that look that melted Peter,
’Tis that face that Stephen saw,
‘Tis that heart that wept with Mary,
Can alone from idols draw.”

©2010 Joel Littlepage Music

What is captivating my heart today? What am I finding to be the better part? In a crazy scheduled day, is my heart captured? Am I shaken because my “duty” to focus on Him, grab a quiet time, and spend a few moments in His word, has been stolen? Or, am I missing the sweetest of time I long to spend with the lover of my soul?

Jesus, captivate my schedule to reflect my choice of the better part. Draw me from the idols of the world; even to good gifts that I can so easily turn my affections away from you.

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