I believe that one of the Christian artist's primary goals should be to seek out ways to put old truths in new words. That's what rapper Lecrae has done in this video inspired by John Piper's Don't Waste Your Life. It's a reminder I need to hear every day and I'm thankful for this new version of an old truth, the lyrics of which include:
Suffer -- yeah -- do it for Christ
If you're trying to figure what to do with your life.
If you're making money, hope you're doing it right;
Because the money is God's, you better steward it right.
Stay focused. If you aint got no ride;
Your life ain't wrapped up in what you drive,
The clothes you wear, the job you work,
The colour of your skin -- no, we're Christian first.
People living life for a job, make a lil money, start living for a car,
Get 'em a house, a wife, kids and a dog.
When they retire, they're living high on the hog.
But guess what? They didn't ever really live at all.
To live is Christ -- yeah, that's Paul I recall.
To die is gain, so for Christ we give it all;
He's the treasure you'll never find in the mall.
Your money, your singleness, marriage, talents, your time:
They were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is divine.
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Katie -- indeed it was a fun party!
Samantha -- a Canon, yay! :D And yes, Lauren's awesome.
Jessica -- thank you! And Canons rule :).
Lauz -- I'll turn thirty again next year, 'k?
Bohoharri -- ah, that memory makes me miss you!! I even want to just come and sit in the sun and read books with you :).
Rebecca -- thanks, lovely. I certainly did :).
Julia -- I've never been to a luau; sounds fabulous!