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How can I build Your kingdom if I’m building my own
How can You be my treasure if I’m digging for gold
How can You be my fire if my heart has grown cold
How can You be my future if I’ve made this my home
How can I
How can I

I don’t want the world if I don’t have You
I don’t want it all if it means I lose You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen enough
To know it’s You I need
I don’t want the world if I don’t have You
If I don’t have You

How can I say I need You and live on my own
How can I say I want You and never come close
How can I say I surrender and never let go
How can I say I love You to someone I don’t know
How can I
How can I

I don’t want the world if I don’t have You
I don’t want it all if it means I lose You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen enough
To know it’s You I need
I don’t want the world if I don’t have You

I give You every failure every dream
And every mountain-top
I give You everything I thought of me
And nail it to the cross
I leave behind me what is ashes
And what will be dust
All I am to You my God
For all else will be lost

I don’t want the world if I don’t have You
I don’t want it all if it means I lose You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen enough
To know it’s You I need
I don’t want the world if I don’t have You

I don’t want the world if I don’t have You
I don’t want it all if it means I lose You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen enough
To know it’s You I need
I don’t want the world if I don’t have You
If I don’t have You

Songwriters:
Chris Rademaker / Jason Ingram / Jodi Lynn Rademaker / Paul Mabury
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Essential Music Publishing

I believe the words in this song will hit home for many listeners and challenge them, but also encourage them. In the culture that we live, it can be easy to forget just how much we need Him. And not just in times of need or distress. “How can You be my fire, if my heart has grown cold? How can You be my future if I’ve made this my home?” Life can be so overwhelming and it’s good to be reminded that we have access to One who can help us navigate our busy and often stressful lives. Plus, what do we have without Him? John 6:68 - “Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”

John 6:68 | John 15:4-5 | Mark 8:36 | Matthew 16:26 | John 5:19 | Jeremiah 10:23 | Philippians 4:13 | Deuteronomy 31:8 | Genesis 1:27 | Matthew 6:33 | Matthew 4:4 | Galatians 6:3 | Philippians 2:13