In the song, Take My Life, the composer makes the following plea –
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.
One reviewer of the song wrote –
“This song made me realize that there are a lot of things in this life that are hard to give up. It was easy for me to say “I offer my life”, when there was no career, no wealth and no other things I love and no responsibilities, yet I have to give it up. I know it will be worth it, but it is easier said than done.”
Over the next few installments the blog will focus on Chip Ingram’s study – “True Spirituality According to Jesus” . In our study of Romans 12, let me ask you to consider what surrender means in real terms.
Take a look a the lyrics of this song. You’ll find your life in there. Is my life consecrated to Christ? Are my hands and feet following His lead? Is my song for Christ? Do my words encourage others? What have I not surrendered today?