Do You Hear What I Hear?

Mar 16, 2011

The Lenten Journey

Day 8:       How about
        “Your Life?”         
I woke up this morning and this is what was going off in my head full force:
Take My Life and Let It Be | Frances R. Havergal

  1. Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.                                       Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in endless praise.
  2. 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.
  3. Take my voice and let me sing, Always, only for my King.
    Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee.
  4. Take my silver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold.
    Take my intellect and use Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
  5. 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.
  6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour At Thy feet its treasure store.
    Take myself and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee.
Somehow I thought  (hmm, why do I think I’m going to figure this out?) this might be Day 40 Request!   Our Bible Study group is studying 24 Hours That Changed The World  for Lent and we were challenged to get up each morning and recite the Covenant Prayer of John Wesley:
 Covenant Prayer
From John Wesley's Covenant Service , 1780
I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
Let it be ratified in heaven.  Amen

II don’t think I need to add anything else today.  I have lots to meditate on and lots of decisions to make.  Like:  Am I ready for a “Radical Life Change” – Romans 2?  I need prayer and I am comforted that the Bible tells me Jesus is in heaven interceding for me.
Amen and Amen
I am reminded of the Dead Sea.  Maybe what God has in mind is to boot me out of any resemblance to "Dead Sea Living"

1 comment:

  1. Pat I so agree it's wonderful to have Jesus intercede for us..thanks for sharing so much.