June 12, 2010

ever, only, all of me

the scariest part of offering what you have to give is the great possibility that it will be rejected. you look to the right or left and see better gifts being offered. you know that your most sincere givings don't measure up. insecurity builds; you can't find a reason to try giving again. you can't remember why you tried in the first place.

sometimes i think worship comes as a declaration in response to the goodness and faithfulness of our Heavenly Father (Psalm 57:9-11). sometimes its in an act of obedience, bringing our gifts - big or very small - and laying them back down at His feet (Mark 12:42-44). a challenge for me is that it would be in our lives a prayer, asking to be Jesus' hands and feet to those who we know are hurting around us.

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Take My Life (and let it be) - Chris Tomlin

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy Love
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee

Take my voice and let me sing, always only for my King
Take my lips and let them be, filled with messages from Thee
Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect and use every power as you choose

Here am I, all of me
Take my life, it's all for Thee

Take my will and make it Thine; It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart, it is Thine own; It shall be Thy royal throne
Take my love, my Lord, I pour, at your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be ever only all for Thee