How Many People Live In Your World?


As I was driving to take supper to my friend who is in a nursing home I was listening to The Message on XM Radio.  They played a song called My Own Little World by Matthew West.  Singing along it brought me to reflect on how often my world is underpopulated.  When the news is uncomfortable or disheartening, I will turn it off and I rarely give until it hurts.  Read through the lyrics below, reflect on them and listen for God’s urging as you realize opportunities you have to let others into your world today.

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry or always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population me
I try to stay awake through the Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give ’til it hurts
and I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
it’s easy to do
when it’spopulation me
What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world
Stopped at the red light, looked out my window
Outside the car, saw a sign, said “Help this homeless widow”
Just above this sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?
“So I rolled down my window and I looked her in the eye
Oh how many times have I just passed her by
I gave her some money then I drove on through
in my own little world there’s
Population two
What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world
Start breaking my heart for what breaks Yours
give me open hands and open doors
put Your light in my eyes and let me see
that my own little world is not about me

Read more: MATTHEW WEST – MY OWN LITTLE WORLD LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/my-own-little-world-lyrics-matthew-west.html#ixzz1mDXWdU00 
Copied from MetroLyrics.com 

You can listen to this with lyric slides at the following link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvSwcMp9vU4 

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