Daniel and Amanda’s Weblog

January 29, 2008

Choosing Ourselves

Filed under: christianity,wealth — theburts @ 9:36 pm

I love messing around with my guitar. I’m not very good, and should spend my practice time more efficiently, but I really enjoy figuring out new chords and transitions. So here’s a song based on that tinkering. (Amanda finally insisted I put words with it and stop playing the same old tune over and over again for no purpose, hee hee)

If you read the sharing wealth series, that’s what the song is about. The words are posted in the description of the video, but I’ll post them below as well. Hope you enjoy, but more so, I hope it convicts everyone (including me) a little bit.

“What if we would take up our cross, denying ourselves? Could we really let go of our place, and lift up everyone else? What if we saw Jesus Christ in the face of the poor? When folks are hungry, broken and broke, could we open the door?

No, that gospel is too dangerous
We’ve got too much to lose
As for me and for my house we will serve you, Lord
But somehow we’ll still choose


What if we were satisfied with only what we need? Find some luxuries to do without, and not be mastered by greed. Having one coat, could we be content? Or do we need four? Is it true that riches deceive, because we’ll always want more?

What if we lived in a world, that was turned upside down? Where it’s better to give than receive, what kind of joy could be found? What if Christians fasted and shared, until all had enough? Could we wait until there’s no one who lacks, before we buy more stuff?

No, that gospel is too dangerous
We’ve got too much to lose
As for me and for my house we will serve you, Lord
But somehow we’ll still choose


You ask us to deny ourselves, and follow You
But, Lord, that’s so hard to do.”



  1. WOW! Talking about “teaching one another in songs, hymns and spiritual songs”…you have done it, my sweet son. As I read yours and Amanda’s blog yesterday, I fell in love with both of your hearts all over again. Keep up the encouragement and make us continue to learn that when “we do it to the least of these…you have done it to ME”.

    Comment by Carol "Mama" Burt — January 30, 2008 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  2. Hey, you two! Today was the first time for us to see your blog. We’ve gone all the way through it, and are excited for you. You are doing something positive, and we appreciate you. We love your song, and it is certainly provoking a lot of soul-searching on our part. We love you both. God bless.

    Comment by Su Baba and Su Mama — January 30, 2008 @ 7:45 pm | Reply

  3. This is AWESOMENESS

    Comment by Ariah Fine — January 31, 2008 @ 3:57 am | Reply

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