He is absolutely worth it all

There is absolutely nothing we could go through in this life that would prove our faith in Christ worthless. The joy, peace and assurance of our salvation in Him far outweighs any difficulties which faith in Christ brings.

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ…”
(Philippians 3:8-9)

This assurance is beautifully expressed in a song sung by Meredith Andrews, the title track of her album Worth it All.

Meredith Andrews’ acoustic version:

Meredith Andrews’ studio version:

Worth it All

All I am Lord here before You
Reaching out for more
You’re the promise never failing
You are my reward
You are my reward

Chorus 1

I let go of all I have just to have all of You
And no matter what the cost
I will follow You
Jesus ev’rything I’ve lost I have found in You
When I fin’lly reach the end I’ll say
You are worth it all
(You are worth it all)

Verse 2

There’s no riches earthly treasure
That will satisfy
Ev’ry longing for You Jesus
Set this heart on fire
Set this heart on fire

Misc 1

When I’m there in Your glorious presence
Ev’ry knee is bowed before You
Hear the sound of heaven singing
You are worth it all
All the saints cry holy holy
Angels singing worthy worthy
Forever I will shout Your praises
You are worth it all
(You are worth it all)

Ben Cantelon | Benji Cowart | Jason Ingram | Jonathan Smith © 2011 Word Music


New Song from Keith & Kristyn Getty (& Graham Kendrick) | Worship Matters

New Song from Keith & Kristyn Getty (& Graham Kendrick)

by Bob Kauflin on February 10, 2015

Not too long ago I was in Nashville with Julie and we stopped by to see our friends, Keith and Kristyn Getty. While we were there Keith asked me if I wanted to hear a song they had been working on with Graham Kendrick. Of course, I said.

He played “My Worth is Not in What I Own.” I immediately thought, I want to sing this song and I want other people to sing this song. Now we can.

Col. 3:16 says that songs are meant to teach and admonish us while enabling the word of Christ to dwell in us richly. This song definitely accomplishes both goals.

Here are the words:

My worth is not in what I own;
Not in the strength of flesh and bone.
But in the costly wounds of love at the cross.
My worth is not in skill or name;
In win or lose, in pride or shame.
But in the blood of Christ that flowed at the cross.

I rejoice in my Redeemer, Greatest treasure
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him, no other;
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

As summer flowers we fade and die:
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by.
But life eternal calls to us at the cross.
I will not boast in wealth or might,
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light.
But I will boast in knowing Christ at the cross.

Two wonders here that I confess;
My worth and my unworthiness.
My value fixed–my ransom paid at the cross.
(c) 2014 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) and Makeway Music (Adm. by musicservices.org).

We’re reminded of where our true value lies – not in our accomplishments, efforts, skills, reputation, wealth, might, or wisdom–but in the finished atoning work of the Savior. We are valued not because we are valuable, but because God has set his affection on us. Our worth is in the “costly wounds of love at the cross.” Nothing in this world will satisfy us like Jesus Christ. These are truths we need to preach to ourselves constantly. And this song helps us do just that in a way that is memorable and beautiful.

Keith and Kristyn kindly gave me permission to give away the choir chart and hymn chart for the song for a week. Enjoy.


Ascribing greatness to the one true God

We find the deepest meaning in life when our hearts freely go out to admire God’s power, rather than turning inward to boast in our own — or even think about our own. We discover something overwhelming: It is profoundly satisfying not to be God, but to give up all thoughts or desires to be God.

In our giving heed to God’s power there rises up in us a realization that God created the universe for this: So that we could have the supremely satisfying experience of not being God, but admiring the Godness of God — the strength of God. There settles over us a peaceful realization that admiration of the infinite is the final end of all things.

We tremble at the slightest temptation to claim any power as coming from us. God has made us weak to protect us from this: “We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

O what love this is, that God would protect us from replacing the everlasting heights of admiring his power with the futile attempt to boast in our own!

John Piper