I stand alone before You
You tell me what to do
And if I should consider Man’s opinion Lord
Then have mercy:
I really need You
For it can be so hard to see You
But they’re always in my face
Oh Lord let me see You more clearly
And not let their opinion have place
Cos it’s JUST YOU AND ME, JESUS
It’s between You and me
And I just want to obey You
And to be free…
Written 1st November 2011
October 13, 2017 at 4:40 am
How beautiful. Yes, we want to feel Jesus’ presence in our lives always. What a wonderful Saviour.
November 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm
Avoiding human opinion as our definition is always good. In the last year, however, I have come to define it slightly differently. It is not me, but The Church, all of God’s people, who make up the work team. This is a reaction to the overuse and focus of “me” in contemporary Christian music, at least what is being played on the radio stations I can receive.
November 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm
Hi NoPew, I totally agree with you that the church has embraced individualism and “self” even in their worship. It is frustrating: I don’t want to sing songs about me, but Christ! So I appreciate what you are saying and I hope you know by now that I am not that way inclined. The background of this poem is that the Lord told me to do something specific once and I made the mistake of sharing what He told me with a sister in Christ, whom I love and respect. But she reacted extremely negatively. So it was at that point that I realised when He tells me to do something it is between Him and me. I am accountable to obey Him and it doesn’t matter what anyone else’s opinion is on the matter.
That’s the perspective behind this poem.
Blessings, Belinda 🙂
November 9, 2017 at 8:55 am
I apologize if my comment sounded like a critique! I meant it as another chapter, not a better version of your poem…
Thank you for your witness of the story behind the poem. I have had similar experiences
November 9, 2017 at 10:44 am
Oh no problem! I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. Thanks & blessings 🙂
September 25, 2018 at 10:00 am