Take My Life

I appeal to you therefore, brothers [and sisters], by the mercies of God, to present you bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 (brackets mine)

Body: sōma – referring to Christians as whole persons, both body and soul belonging to God; the complete man (Vines)

This new year, the Lord is putting an emphatic call on me to offer myself as a living sacrifice, my entire person, to Him. He wants all of me. My entire life. Nothing withheld.

(What am I still withholding, God? Show me.)

And so fitting, as I am wired for worship, He gives me a song. Sweet Jesus, how he knows me.

Can you take a couple of minutes, refresh the page to start the song again, and worship?

Take My Life

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

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 silver and my gold
not a mite would I withhold.

Take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my will it is Thy own
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my heart it is Thine own
it shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of Thy love.

***

And these verses weren’t included in this version of the song, but this is my prayer, as well. Especially for this blog and any ministry I do. Fill me with messages from you, Lord.

Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from Thee.

Take my intellect and use
every power as You choose.

(I’m guessing all the angels in Heaven sound like Kari Jobe. Love her.)

I am praying for you today.

Happy New Year.

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3 thoughts on “Take My Life

  1. Used your post to prepare me for teaching this morning at church. And I'd never heard of Kari Jobe until you but I'm pretty sure she's one of my favorites now! I sound just like her when I sing….in my head. Ha!

  2. I definitely think that living for myself is not a good idea, & it's pointless to try to do it all on my own! My song for today was "Let Go" by BarlowGirl. I feel like off & on throughout my life, I've struggled to really let go of things & trust God that His plans are better than mine. I want things to be different this year! {I love Kari Jobe! Her dad was a professor where I went to Bible school!}

I means so much to hear from you!

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