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Sunday, April 10, 2016

"Consecrated, Lord to Thee"

We sang an old hymn this morning in our Home Bible Fellowship...and I was surprised that not many of our small group were familiar with this song...

"Take my life, and let it be 
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
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,
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,
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 Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

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,
It shall be Thy royal throne.


Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, Only, all for Thee,
Every, Only, all for Thee."

Amen
Written by Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879.


Do you know what it means to be "Consecrated, Lord, to Thee"?  

Consecration:

"Most often used in a religious context,consecration is the act of dedicating something to God, sanctifying it and making it holy. "
In this case..."Take my LIFE , and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee." Therefore, I am asking that my whole life be dedicated to the Lord...set apart for His service...made holy by God's Holy Spirit...My moments and my days...flowing in ceaseless praise! My hands and feet...my voice, my lips, my silver and gold, my very mind and intellect...my WILL...my HEART, and my LOVE...my very SELF...ever, only all for THEE!

Quite a tall order...but when I think of all that Christ has done for me...how He gave His WHOLE LIFE so that I might be forgiven of my sins and have everlasting life...is it really such a tall order? No, rather, it is my joy and privilege to dedicate my life to serving and loving and PRAISING HIM..."Ever, Only, all for Thee!"

How about you?  Have you ever...could you ever...would you ever...ask God to "Take my life and let it be CONSECRATED, Lord to Thee"?  It's a big step...but one that has eternal rewards...and joy everlasting. 

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    1. THank you. I am glad that this touched your heart as it did mine. Blessings to you today.

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    1. Thank you! I hope this was a blessing to you as it was to me.

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  3. Beautiful hymn. Are any of these photos of your home Bible Fellowship?

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    1. Yes...the group of ladies standing together at the end are a part of our group. The ladies listening to the lady playing the accordion are a part of our Ladies' Prayer fellowship that meets monthly. The two ladies kneeling and praying are friends of mine, and we were on a ladies' retreat at a camp. The photo of the communion table is in our home. We have a very small group, but the Lord is blessing our hearts and lives with His Word. There are some men in the group as well...I just don't happen to have a picture of them in this posting. My husband is our leader/pastor. Come and join us!

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  4. Hi Pam, You've written another, lovely post. I'm familiar with the hymn you've shared--I sung it a number of times. It's a good one to reflect on: have I really consecrated EVERYTHING to the Lord--would I go as far as to not hold back even a mite? God is serious when He says He desires ALL of us!

    Blessings!

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    1. Reminds me of another old song, "Is Your All on the Altar of Sacrifice Laid?"...the old songs of commitment and consecration don't seem to be as popular today...giving our lives to the Lord...giving Him everything we hold dear...isn't something to be taken lightly. But one thing I know, we can NEVER outgive the Lord! Thank you for your thoughts today Kim!

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  5. Pam: I know that hymn. However, these words stood out as I read them in your post. As usual, you gave me something to ponder.

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    1. Sometimes God gets our attention by showing us something we've probably seen many times before, but when it is in a new light we are suddenly able to focus on the deeper meaning. That's why when He speaks to me about something, I feel like I need to share it with the rest of the world! I know I'm not alone in my struggles to yield my whole life to the Lord.

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  6. I don't think I've heard this particular song, but I do love it.

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    1. I guess I must be a lot more old fashioned than most when it comes to hymns. This is a really special song to me. I am glad you have now discovered it. Maybe you can find it in your church hymnbook. So many churches don't even use hymnals anymore, which I think is so sad. There are so many wonderful hymns of the faith, full of sound doctrine and worship, that are being lost to the current generation.
      I am glad you are feeling better too! WElcome back!

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