Sunday, March 7, 2010

Give it all away...

This song seemed to strike me this morning as I thought about all I have and the things I hold on to - even non-material things I cling to.  And even holding onto the love that God has shown...keeping it to myself more than I should!  God has given that I might give back to Him.  And it doesn't necessarily mean he wants me to give him all my 'stuff,' although that may be true depending on how tightly I am holding on to it.  He wants me to give so that I might be His love, hope, and light to those around me.  He wants that more than anything.

But even before He wants that, He wants me to give Him my own heart.

Lord, take my heart today.
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Give it All Away - Listen!! - by Sidewalk Prophets
Lyrics:
I’ve held on for all this time
To something that was never mine
I’ve kept Your love like there was none to spare
I’ve heard the call and seen the need
But I’ve been lost in apathy
When did I get too comfortable to care?
CHORUS
The world is crying out
So hungry for a change
Lord, let us be the ones to say
Take my heart
Lord I pray
That I can give it all away
Let me give it all away
Cause I long to feel compassion
For a world that needs Your grace
Take my heart
I want to give it all away
You have filled this empty soul
With mercy that has overflowed
The way You give to me seems so unfair
So here is my life it’s all for the one
Who gave it all in the name of love
Now this hope You give to me
I’ve got to share
CHORUS
Let us be the change
Let us be Your light
Let us be Your hope
And let us give it all away
Let us be the change
Let us be Your light
Let us be Your hope
I want to give it all…
So, take my heart
Lord, I pray
That I can give it all away
Let me give it all away
Cause I long to feel compassion
For a world that needs Your grace
Take my heart
I want to give it all away
Take my heart
I want to give it all away
Take my heart
I want to give…
I’ve held on for all this time
To something that was never mine
(http://s0.ilike.com/play#Sidewalk+Prophets:Give+It+All+Away:134127186:s54991969.13343676.22401178.0.2.213%2Cstd_96790d00993a499e8902dac6cd452b27)

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