musings of a hopefilled soul

Archive for February, 2016

To Truly Live….

 

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Lord I surrender anew to you, All the recesses of my heart.

I surrender my life, my passions, my all.

Forgive me for living for my own comfort and desires when there are souls who still need to hear that you love them so much that you died to save them from eternal punishment.

Forgive me for not realizing all of my blessings when there are those dying  for lack of food and water!

Forgive me for not seeing beyond myself and for not extending mercy and urgency to the needs of others.

Forgive me for living small when you are a big God able to do big things.

Forgive me for not living passionately for you for because of this the, gospel, to others appears watered down and weak.

Help me to be willing to be all in.  To remember that our sole purpose on this earth is to bring glory to you and to do your will.

Forgive me for forgetting that this earth is just a momentary stop in time all for  the greater cause of reaching others. That they might be rescued from dominion of darkness.

Help me to remember how lost and helpless I was in sin and how miraculous it is that you saved me.  Help me to stand in awe of this and your great love.  Let your passion radiate from my life and touch the lives of others.

Help  me to step out in faith when fear raises its ugly head.  For my greatest fear is that I might have lived and impacted no one for your kingdom.  That I might have caved in to what is easy rather than to surrender to your will and way for my life. That I might never have realized the peace and joy and fulfillment that comes from casting all else aside for your purpose and for your cause.

Oh Lord don’t let me fail to see that the really important things in life  are not things at all.  Help me to see that we are loosing a generation who are seeking a cause worthy of offering their very life, if necessary.  Have I made it seem that our faith requires nothing other than an hour on Sunday, IF I can find the time? Have I made the cost of surrender to you seem cheap and therefore, a relationship with you, of little value?

Oh Lord forgive me! Forgive me! Forgive me!  Use me for your purposes and your glory! Pour me out for the cause of Christ!!  Open my eyes to see needs you desire for me to meet through you.  Don’t let me leave this earth without fulfilling the real purpose for which we all live.

Amen