He Wants Me

I am getting to the point that I love Saturdays more now than ever. When I started My Song Saturday, it was a way to share some of my music. It also keeps me writing. I know Saturday is coming and I need to have something ready. In that way, it is just like Sunday.

I really don’t remember if Love Lifted Me was on that list of hymns that fell out of a book, and I was ready to get on the road. The sooner we left the sooner we would get there.

Though this song did not have the history for lack of a better word, as “Standing on the Promises,” “Showers of Blessing,” and “O For a Thousand Tongues to sing, but I love the old hymn I used as the basis for this song. The song, one of my favorites, “Love Lifted Me.” The title of the song I wrote., “He Wants Me.”

He Wants Me

[Verse 1]
I was sitting in my pew, waiting for church to start.
Thinking ‘bout a bowl of stew, my wife’s work of art.
When through the door, came Pastor Shore, looking I knew the score.
He said, “Go and, serve the world, and give God more.”

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 2]
I was thinking; that’s a job, I want no work to do.
Someone else can do the work and give the offering too.
I thought, “I’ll go find a new church where nothing else is due.
I heard a voice say, “Jonah’s choice, but grace for you.”

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 3]
My life is full with kids and work, daily I need more time.
To work my hours and then go home, that is a dream of mine.
I’ve looked and staff is cut to the bone, looking to save a dime
He said, there’s still work to do, make your prayer prime.

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 4]
Today I went and walked the dog, and thought on my tithes to church Church budget looks bleak and finances weak ministry is hard on the purse But God gave us all, a stewardship call, be joyful, give tithes, not a curse. My budget’s a mess, it causes me stress, I give, I’m blest..

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 5]
I always thought that others should give, I needn’t do my part
Remember to pray, be present and give, living the vows is an art
We share out of faith, we share our gifts, it puts us on a great start
What we give shows love for God, its not Walmart.

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

What is your mission? What are you most passionate about? How can you use your passion to build the Kingdom of God? It is up to you.

Blessings to you this Saturday.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved
Permission given for non-commercial use

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Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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