I’m giving you my heart…
Please take this heart. It’s not in the best condition. It’s been broken more than a few times, sometimes it is cold even numb. It tends to beat out of time with your truth more often than not, and becomes excited at all the wiles of the world. Fear and doubt inhabit its chambers, it is so run down. Lord, what can you do with this heart?
And all that is within….
Lord nothing can be hidden from you. You know my past. You’ve seen it all. The dark nights, self-satisfaction and unsatisfaction, judging, brokeness infused by others some who were thought to be dear in my life. The ugliness and shame, the tears. Bitterness is in there too, worry, fear, you see into my inmost parts, you see all that is within, things that I may not realize.
I lay it all down…
I’m leaving it here once and for all. Right here right now, laying it ALL down at the foot of the cross. I leave it here and realize that this cross, this sacrifice it was all for all of this. All of this that is laying here in front of me that has stolen away an alive life in me for so long, here it is bare before you.
For the sake of you my King….
Yes, Lord I believe in what you did on this cross, I believe it with all that I have and all that I am, and I receive this gift this gift of this sacrifice. The blood that was shed was shed for this heaping pile of hurt and sin standing between us right now; I claim that blood over my life. My King please come into my heart I receive you as the Lord and Savior of my Life, please come and fill this gaping hole in me where all the brokeness once held residence.
I’m giving you my dreams….
And now where are we going? You and I together in this life. I once had dreams. Dreams that were either never lived out as planned, to big to achieve, or achieved but gave no lasting satisfaction. So I give the future to you also. May the dream in my heart be only the plan you have know for me since the beginning of time.
I’m laying down my rights….
I realize that my life is not my own. My life, true life, free life is a life lived in Christ. You say those who lose their life will find it…I feel as if I’m losing something right now, what will I find?
Giving up my pride….
Whoa. It’s the pride thing once again. What will others think? What if this gets a little messy? I am still giving up. Here it is. The nastiest thing I hold dear, pride, the feeling that keeps me from letting you melt my heart with a true everlasting love. It’s yours too.
For the promise of New Life.
Your word says “In Christ we are a new creation the old has passed away and all things are new.” I will stand on that promise realizing that is will be a process as you teach me this new way of living. Guide me daily, hourly, moment by moment, into your truth so that I can experience this new life with you consistently.
I surrender all to you…
My dreams, desires, plans, motives, possessions, relationships, things tangible and intangible, I’m letting go and giving them up…all to you
All to you….
You. Almighty King, Jesus, Father, Deliverer, Abba, Healer, Restorer, Creator, Friend, Savior, Counselor, Comforter, Great Shepherd, Jehovah, God…all to you.
I surrender all to you….
It’s gone. It’s all yours. I am yours truly and forever yours Lord. I’m yours! I belong to someone! I BELONG! And not only my stuff, my relationships but myself it is yours may the rest of my live be only lived to bring your name glory. Whether in the dailyness of doing dishes and laundry or being planted strategically around the globe to spread your name, it’s all you and all for you. Jesus.
All to you….
All of me to all of you Lord. I am almost breathless. Your peace is flowing through and covering my soul like I have never known until this very moment. This must be what grace feels like. The free fall of intimate grace given by Jesus and put straight into my soul.
I’m singing you this song….
Lord it’s a love song to you, to glorify who you are and what you’ve done, what you’re doing and what you’re going to do. I love you Lord Jesus. Take this song as my gift to you. Its small I know but it’s yours.
Waiting at the cross….
I think I could stay here forever at your feet, breathing in you, your truth, your love and healing. Your presence is where I want to be.
All the world holds dear….
The prestige of climbing the corporate ladder, having the most toys, the most exotic vacations, being the winner, owning the biggest home, being able to turn the most heads, who you know, what you know the list goes on and on.
I count it all as loss…
What I will lose is nothing to what I have gained in you already and there is still more growth as I draw nearer to you daily. Even the best things in life, the excellent things are rubbish a big zero and counted for no gain in comparison to you. And eternity…eternity. My mind cannot even fathom it.
For the sake of knowing you…
I’ve known pain, loss, and defeat for so long. But now, now I know you Lord and all that you are. I am beginning to see you are hope, peace joy, perseverance, sufficient; you are everything I need to know.
The glory of Your name…
Your name is glory your name is above all other names. At your name every knee on heaven and earth will bow, one day we will all bow, naming You glory, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus. And because of this gift of Jesus I bear in that glory sharing your name.
To know the lasting joy…
Lasting joy. Not happiness all the time but a joy that is unending, even on the bad days, especially on the bad days. Realizing that you are still good, that you are still God, that alone can bring joy in the midst of my darkest hour.
Even sharing in your pain…
In you word Paul states; “I consider these present sufferings not worth comparing the glory that will be revealed.” And James tells us to, “Consider it pure joy when we face trails of many kinds because this testing of our faith is producing perseverance for us to finish this course and arrive at the day when we will not be lacking anything.” And Jesus you told us in your word that, “In this world we will have troubles but to take heart because you have overcome the world.” The words of Phil. 3 “To Share in your sufferings, so that we can know you, your heart, and how true love hurts for another, and thru it so as somehow to obtain resurrection from the dead”….
I surrender all to you….
I give you everything. For the first time, and time and time again, to you. I give up the control and the authority I think I should have over my own life. This is so hard Lord, please come and help. My hands are slowly opening up, upward toward you. Take all that I have so selfishly grasped, clenched tightly here for so long.
All to you…
Here it is Lord I’m letting go. Not only is the prison door of my life open but I am now stepping out of everything comfortable. Everything known into the place of total surrender. Don’t know what it will bring or how it feels but I am walking out. I will no longer be a prisoner of my own doing; I step into the realm of You. Abundantly and overwhelmingly You.
I surrender all to you…
Surrender is not just and action but also a place. Lord help me live in the place of Surrender with this life you have given to me. Surrender is an attitude, help my spirit reflect surrender to all who come into my life. Surrender is a gift. It’s my gift to obey you and be the bride you long for me to be to you. I choose to Surrender, to live in Surrender, to show Surrender, and to give Surrender.
All to you…
And now I see you Lord. You. Nothing more is ever needed, just you. You. More of You. All for You. All to You. Amen