If He Calls You

If He calls you, will you follow?

That’s the first line of the first song on “If He Calls You” and it sets the stage for the whole album. I didn’t set out to write a bunch of songs about following Jesus, but as it turned out the number one question God was asking me at the time was “Will you follow me wherever it leads?”

Most Christians would answer that with a confident, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you wherever you go!”

But will we really? Are we really ready to follow Jesus at whatever the cost?

Sometimes following Jesus means He’ll lead us right into what we desire; sometimes it means dying to the very thing we want the most.

 

11 songs about following Jesus

This album has 11 songs that were tested by my life- I didn’t just write them, I lived them!

  • “I Belong To Another” was written wondering if I’d be single the rest of my life and laying that outcome at His feet.
  • “I Will Not Lose My Way” was written when I totally felt like I was losing my way.
  • “Precious In My Eyes” was written minutes later when God reaffirmed His grace and strength to me.
  • “You Must Forgive” came out of a relationship in which I could not forgive, and Jesus said, “You must!”

I could go on and on, each song has it’s story, but the point is the Christian life is not always what it’s portrayed to be- it’s not always “sunny all the day, never again a care”. Don’t get me wrong- it’s the most wonderful life to possess, but that does mean it will all be easy or always go our way.

 

Authentic Christian Music

“If He Calls You” is for the “Keith Green” type Christian who’s following hard after God.

“As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?”

-Psalm 42:1-2

 

If He calls you

by: Mike Helms

If He calls you, will you follow?
are you willing to risk,
losing all your possessions and everything
this world tries hard to give

If He calls you, will you listen?
Do you wanna know His plan
Or are you too busy walkin’ your own way
to have Him lead you by the hand…

What if He leads you to a cross
What if He leaves you there to die,
What if He opens up your heart
And your passions…He crucifies

If He calls you, will you trust Him?
or have you planned the big escape,
doing all you can do to avoid His will
and the road He’s called you to take

If He calls you, will you love Him-
not in word, but with your life,
giving all you can give for the sake of Him
who made the greatest sacrifice…

And what if He leads you to a cross
What if He leaves you there to die,
What if He opens up your heart
And your passions…He crucifies

If He calls you will you follow?

©Mike Helms- Songs of Jesus Music



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