Not For Sale……….

9 years, 9 months ago 3

I was talking with a friend and his wife a little while back and they were sharing that they wanted to buy a bigger house for their growing family.  They had found just the house but unexpectedly they owners took it off the market.  I asked my friend what he thought it would take to get the house.  He said more  money, “anything is for sale at the right price!”  Is that really true?  Maybe in the world anything can be bought.  That may be exactly why Jesus said “be not of  this world.”  If everything truly does have a price, what is yours?

 

Would you sell out to the world for fame and fortune, power, and prestige?   I love a song by contemporary Christian artist, Michael Combs, titled “Not For Sale.”    Read the lyrics and ask yourself is there is anything you are selling out to?

 

What happened to that Preacher, Who used to Preach so strong.
What happened to that singer,Who used to sing our song.
The Preacher’s out selling Amway, That singer’s now singing country.
They sold out what is right for what is wrong.

What happened to the church, That used to be on fire.
What happened to the voices, That sang in the heavenly choir.
Oh, The Church has now grown dead and cold,
The choir is slient, Cause nobody goes.
They sold out to the world and their own desiers (Listen To Me)

 

 

Chorus

 

 

This heart belongs to Jesus, Cause he saved my soul from Hell.
This heart belongs to Jesus, This heart is not for sale.
Not for sale, Not for sale, No way no sir.
Well a man from California, Called a few months ago.
He said boy with your talent , We can make a lot of dough.
I said thanks for the offer it all sounds swell.
But I belong to Jesus, And I’m just not for sale.
Not for sale, I’m not for sale, No way no sir.

 

Well, If you’re living for Jesus,Friend, They’ll come a day.
That old Devil’s gonna try to get you some way.
He’ll try you, And tempt you, with his lies straight from hell.
Just say I belong to Jesus, And Devil I’m not for sale
Not for sale, Not for sale, No way no sir.
I belong to the Lamb of God,
He purchased me with his precious Blood,
I don’t need popularity, I’d rather have what he gave to me.
I belong to the King of Kings,
He’s my hope, He’s my joy, He’s my everything.
I belong to the Lord God Almighty,
I belong to the one who gave his life for me.
I belong to the Lamb Of God,
He purchased me with his precious Blood,
I don’t need popularity, I’d rather have what he gave to me.
Some sold conviction’s for compromise,
Some have sold the truth for a pack of lies.
Some have sold Testimonies for fortune and fame.
I just want to Glorify and Magnify his name

 

This heart belongs to Jesus, He saved my soul from Hell.
This heart belongs to Jesus, Oh this heart is not for sale.
Not for sale, Not for sale, No way no sir.
Not for sale, I’m Not for sale,
I’m not for sale, No way no sir, I’m Not for sale,
I’m Not for sale,

 

Everyone of us has to decide what out price is, mine was paid by Jesus, so, I’m no longer on the market…..

 

the pilgrim

 

*Photo Note: Shot with a compact point and shoot camera with a small LED light panel as the light source.

 

** the song, Not For Sale by Michael Combs is available on iTunes

 

Got to having fun, and did a series of B&W images the same way.  Enjoy;

 

 

 

 

Confession time, I was staying in a Courtyard and they had a series of images like these  on the wall near the elevator, I just couldn’t wait to drag out my old typewriter and try to do some stuff. It’s flattery and was fun to do!

3 Responses

  1. Love those B&W images very much. But especially love the words of the song and the deep meaning. God has been planting this message deep in my heart these days – just heard the song “I’d Rather Have Jesus” yesterday in church and it moved me to tears. I immediately thought of Psalm 84:10-12 “For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!” And then the words of CT Studd: Only one life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last. The only words that will matter are the ones we hear from Him: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”