Weekly Rap-Up with Shai Linne
Do you cherish the Lord? Did you choose heaven simply because you didn’t want hell – was heaven the default? The writer of Lamentations wrote, “The Lord is my portion, therefore, I will hope in him” (Lam. 3:24). He meant that all he needed was God. The psalmist agreed saying, “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.” Is this your heart’s cry? Shai Linne speaks about this and reminds us of God’s glorious nature and what He has done for us.
Shai Linne - My Portion
It makes sense that I should write this song. It’s been a while now since you turned the light switch on and so powerfully opened up my eyes to see reality, now I’m free. Reminisce on my Christ-less days. Evidence – my life and ways. It was like I was forever bent. I lived a life of decadence. Then you sovereignly intervened and I’ve been on your team ever since. I was saved and am being saved – present tense – and will be saved from the deadly pestilence. Your holiness got me worshipping You with reverence. You’re infinite and transcendent – yet with friends. Your love letter, the Old and New Testaments. Also the Christian’s best defense – It speaks of Christ, who was heaven sent. Forgive us for ever being negligent or hesitant to represent His excellence. The world chases after the cars with better tints. Your people long after Your glory – a better glimpse. The Author of my faith, praise Your marvelous grace the type I can call and embrace when I fall on my face. So I’m lifting up my hands and I’m raising my voice even though the world thinks I made the craziest choice. They can laugh all they want, Lord, I do not care. And I don’t want to go to Heaven if God is not there.
Whom have I in Heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire but You. My flesh and my heart may fail however. The Lord is my portion forever.
The penalty for my sin deflected – so glad I’ve been elected. I spread my hands out to my Savior as I genuflected and then reflected on Christ, the globe spinner. You turned this out-of-control sinner into a soul winner. I can’t take credit for it – You’re too holy. I didn’t choose you, Lord, you chose me. The actual situation is ever since my youth. My natural inclination was to resist your truth. I was dead you said “Live!” Now you’re teaching me to love you for who You are and not just what You give. It’s so divine – to maintain through the pain. It blows my mind how You came the way You came. – not a conquering hero, but a Suffering Servant. Lord, You died for a zero who doesn’t deserve it. You take shady dudes who hate the truth – Give them faith in You. Make them new creations too – All praises due. So praise Him – don’t hesitate from the right to left. Just thank Him and meditate on His life and death. Resurrected and exalted – forever so high. And why He chose me I might never know why. But I’m lifting up my hands and I’m raising my voice. Even though the world thinks I made the craziest choice. They can mock all they want Lord I do not care. And I don’t want to go to Heaven if God is not there.
You could give me the Lex, the coupe, the Beamer, the Benz, the sex, the loot, the Cream or the ends. But next to the truth of Jesus, friends, it’s worth nothing.
And Lord, don’t let me get caught up in my own tapes. I saw what happened when Noah got drunk off His own grapes. So many ways to stumble – many boastful and loud. The Lord gives grace to the humble and opposes the proud. The Holy Spirit’s a great deposit; my life – He stabilized it. Today the object is to stay in the prayer closet. And when I come out, may they know that the Master lives in me. Through passion for ministry and loving sacrificially. No matter what, Lord, wean me off of the world. I can’t believe I found the costliest pearl. For the glory of your name I’ve been made your own. By your grace justified through faith alone. That’s why I’m lifting up my hands and I’m raising my voice. Even though the world thinks I made the craziest choice. They can laugh all they want Lord – I do not care. And I don’t want to go to Heaven if God is not there.