th (30)

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, Philippians 3:7-9a NIV


I have a confession to make

I dig through my garbage can

Don’t try to judge me yet

I’m just like every other man


There are things that we value

We consider them to have some worth

We’ve placed them on our mantels

They’ve been displayed since birth


I became a follower of Jesus

Overwhelmed by his sacrifice of love

He gave me eyes to see things differently

I gained perspective from above


I threw some of my pride in the can

My great accomplishments I tossed away

I started with a new standard

Their not important, I began to say


Then I saw a glimmering star

Why did I throw it in that place

I took it out and brushed it off

It needed a more prominent space


I began to rummage through my can

Finding what is important to me

Who am I really anyway

Display my pride for people to see


I bring my can with me

Everywhere I go

There’s something I may need

Something I want to show


Then, Jesus


I was reminded once again of value

When I carried my can to His cross

Absolutely nothing can compare

I now count it all as loss


I have a confession to make

I’m tempted to dig in my garbage can

Then I remember the love of my Savior

He is not like any other man