“Take My Life and Let it Be” has always been one of my favorite hymns. Over the past few weeks of Lent and especially into this journey of giving up everything to God, I have discovered even deeper meaning. Praying through one specific verse each day has opened my eyes to God at work all around me as He answers those prayers.
On the day of praying “take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love“. I had a chance to hold the hand of someone in the midst of a scary medical situation for her.
After praying “take my lips and let the be filled with message from Thee” I found myself with the courage to have a difficult conversation that I had been putting off but knew needed to happen.
In the midst of messed up taxes, preparing financially to move, and deciding what material things will make the move and what I need to let go of, peace comes in praying, “Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold.”
“Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine” comes alive on an evening walk watching the sunset praying for wisdom about the apartments I will visit this week.
All wrapped up in this one line:
“Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee!“