It is easy to say,
"In Christ, I have everything."
But it is another thing completely to say,
"In Christ, I have everything," When Christ begins to be truly all you have.
When the things you rely on for support become unstable, when you cannot look to others for direction, but must make the decision based on your relationship with Christ and nothing else, that is when you realize, "All I have is Christ," and must learn to say, "In Him I have everything."
When all I have is Christ, I say yes to all He gives
including the removal of good things, so He can give me the best.
The purging of my heart to give me His.
Difficulties to form His character in me.
I must decrease so He can increase,
so I can say "Yes" to everything He is, and the abundant riches He has for me that exceed all I can even think request of His hand.
As He gently peels my flesh away and in return, forms in me His image, may I rejoice through the pain and say with my heart, "All I have is Christ! And in Him, I have everything!"
There is only room for one of us.
Will it me me,
"Now, Lord, I would be yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow your commands
Could never come from me
O Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only Boast is You
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life"
Yes, All I have is Christ!
And that is enough.