EDIT: My friend, Amy Beth, is giving away two copies of my books on her Ministry So Fabulous! blog today. The give-away is in honor of her Roomie, a single mom who just gave birth to a darling baby boy just a couple days ago. Their story is beautiful. Especially this post about Roomie’s decision to keep her baby. Go win yourself a copy (or two)!
Our last Bible study (Beth Moore’s A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place) was phenomenal today. Just unreal. One of the gals in my small group (we break up into groups, then all watch the DVD together) brought in a song by Kutless called Take Me In. The study is all about the tabernacle, and the song was flat-out beautiful.
Take me past the outer courts – Into the holy place
Past the brazen altar – Lord I want to see your face
Pass me by the crowds of people – And the priests who sing your praise
I hunger and thirst for your righteousness – But it’s only found in one place
Take me in to the holy of holies – Take me in by the blood of the Lamb
Take me in to the holy of holies – Take the coal, touch my lips, here I am
If you ever get the chance to do this study, oh my word. Do it. And my friend Deb brought in the song, Take My Life and Let It Be.
Take my life and let it be / Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
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;
Take my voice and let me sing, / Always, only, for my king.
Take my lips and let them be / Filled with messages from Thee;
Take my silver and my gold / Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my moments and my days / Let them flow in endless praise;
Take my intellect and use / 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.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour / At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be / Ever, only, all for Thee.
If you’re in the mood to share, I’d love to hear which part of yourself you feel compelled to offer to the Lord today and why (if you’re feeling brave). I’m having a hard time just choosing one, but if I had to pick, I’d say, “Take my moments and my days.” I’ve been trying not to waste them lately (by God’s definition of wasting, not mine!).
Have a great weekend, friends!