I told you I would follow You. I gave You no conditions.
I buried my face in the red letter text. I gave my life to them. No omissions.
I put my feet in your sandals and my vision began to drastically change.
I see a life in which I am not number one. My wants and opinions don't matter. How strange!
You said, "Follow Me." I said wholeheartedly, "My Love, I will."
But whoever said it would be easy to watch while all of my ambitions are killed?
Whoever said it would be easy, they lied.
The truth is to follow You is to be crucified.
Now, I kneel here before You, and to all those I love, I give all of my goodbyes.
I kneel here before You, in the face of the unknown, I forfeit my questions and close my eyes.
My body trembles before you. My shirt is soaked with my tears.
On this mountain, I give up my selfishness. I give up my desires. I give up my fears.
Lord, I know some look at me and say, "Wow. She's completely lost her mind."
But, I've only followed You. I've stepped off the cliff of comfort, and I've left it all behind.
The weight of Eternity resting on the human heart! I find it hard to breathe.
Leaving my whole world behind to step into Yours! Why do I grieve?
You're breaking me. Look, world! This is what it means to die!
I separate myself from my own dreams. No wonder disciples cry!
Jesus, say "Follow Me" and then turn and walk away.
Look behind You! I'm here. Every night. Every day.
If you leave like Elijah, I'm running after You!
Tell me to leave like Naomi. No! Where You die, I die. I'm Ruth!
If you leave and withdraw to the mountain to hide.
Look! Like Moses, I'm climbing up for You. Just let me sit by Your side!
You said, "Follow Me." I will. I'm not changing my mind.
For You, oh Love of my life, I leave it all behind.
Jade, I've lived for you long enough. It's time to say goodbye.
He said, "Follow Me." I said, "I will." I forfeit all my questions and close my eyes.
I walk into the unknown. You may think I've lost my mind.
I can't worry about that. I've left it all behind.