“The Songwriter Said….!”
By Lou Yeboah
I Give Myself Away, so You can use me ….Here I am, here I stand… Lord, my life is in Your hands… Lord, I’m longing to see Your desires revealed in me… Take my heart; take my life, as a living sacrifice. All my dreams, all my plans… Lord, I place them in your hands. I give myself away… Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that, You’re my God, You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me. I Give Myself Away…” [William McDowell]
When we recognize what God has done for us through his Son Jesus Christ, THE ONLY RESPONSE is to give ourselves completely to Him. Where would we be without God’s love and forgiveness? Where would we be without God’s presence in our lives? We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve… I ask you; What shall we render to the LORD for all His benefits towards us?
I urge you; Paul said, in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove, what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” [Romans 12:1].
What shall we render to the LORD for all His goodness toward us?
We should lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. We should fulfill our vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. We should sacrifice a thanksgiving offering to Him…. [Psalms 116:12-19].
This is Today’s Word! Apply it and Prosper.
“For thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” [Mark 12:30].
Closing Confession: Father, I thank You for Your Great Grace towards me. You love me with an everlasting love. You look beyond my faults, failures and flaws, and you choose to use me anyway; by Your grace, for Your glory. So I give myself over to You. I hold NOTHING BACK! I give You all of me. Everything I give to You. There is no area of my life that is off-limits to You. I refuse to keep things from you any longer. I refuse to hold back certain things, like I used to. There was a time when I was not completely committed to You, but that time is over. I die to me. I decrease that You may increase in me. I minimize me, that You may maximize Yourself IN and THROUGH ME. I withhold nothing from you and I declare You will withhold nothing from me! I give myself completely to You and You give yourself completely to me. I draw near to You and You draw near to me. I humble myself and You exalt me. I lay before Your feet and You lift me up! I offer myself as a living sacrifice before You, and You open doors for me in this season that no man can shut. You also shut doors for me that no man can open. I give myself to you on a greater level and You pour out Your grace on me on a greater level. In this season I will experience Your Grace like never before, because You want to bless me and I WITHHOLD NOTHING from You! I declare this by faith. In Jesus name. Amen.
“All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live. I surrender all, I surrender all. All to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all. All to Jesus I surrender, Humbly at His feet I bow, Worldly pleasures all forsaken; Take me, Jesus, take me now. All to Jesus I surrender, Make me, Savior, wholly Thine; Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit, Truly know that Thou art mine. All to Jesus I surrender, Lord, I give myself to Thee; Fill me with Thy love and power, Let Thy blessing fall on me. All to Jesus I surrender, now I feel the sacred flame. Oh, the joy of full salvation! Glory, glory to His name!” [I Surrender All – Israel Houghton].
“I Surrender All to You, Everything I Give to You… Withholding Nothing, Withholding Nothing…” [William McDowell]