take me in/take my life

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

Chorus:
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!

18 thoughts on “take me in/take my life

  1. lites4Him

    Yes, yes, and yes to all of the above. Recently, it would have to be my lips and my heart. I want my words to bless and build up but too many times they are coming out of a heart that’s not nearly enough like His and therefore don’t. My time, too- because more time with Him changes every other issue!

  2. FidelicharisHouse

    Mmm…lots about which to think.  I, too, have been desperately trying to figure out what life looks like lived on God’s time table…especially with not wasting any time.

    Thanks for the reminder.  I’ve been praying for you.

  3. luvmynoah

    Take my heart….and take my moments.

    I’ts so easy to be bent towards this world and not to have the heart of Jesus…to keep Him first.

    That first song is a favorite of mine.  We used to sing it at Liberty University and I loved the words..meaning. 

  4. Airdee26

    Take my heart…

    My heart can so easily be overcome with fear. Ive always struggled with this. Satan knows it’s a weakness so he preys on it. Last night I struggled to sleep because of overwhelming fear. I pray that God can take my heart and erase the fears that can overwhelm me. I want to live for Christ not in fear.

    Thank you for sharing this. I love the old hymns…there’s just nothing like an old hymn

  5. gsowell

    Take my intellect and use / Every power as Thou shalt choose.

    I’m a smart cookie. I thank God for that. But I don’t always devote all of my mind, my thinking, my ideas to His glory. I want to be fully submitted.

  6. kkakwright

    Take my heart; it is Thine own / It shall be Thy royal throne

    My heart can be ugly.  Not a place for the king of kings royal throne.  I can harbor bitterness or hang onto lots of “why’s”.  I get jealous when other people tell me about their ministries which are booming and bursting at the seams.  I don’t have the compassion of Christ.  I judge, instead of love.  If my heart is His royal throne, He probably finds Himself looking around and wondering how in the world He got there.

     

  7. rocknnell

    Crank that song up….I LOVE THAT SONG….love it…. We studied _ True Worship by Blackesby – the Temple…that is an amazing workbook , too !……..then I couldn’t get enough of it..so deep, so meaningful !     “Take my love” – via – for me to love HIM so deeply…that I love others only out of HIS KIND OF LOVE / or HIS LOVE….saturated in loving HIM extensively & intensely !

  8. faithchick

    I Jesus.

    Thanks for sharing this song.  I love this song.  These old hymns almost always bring me to tears.  I picked two:

    Take my lips and let them be / Filled with messages from Thee.  I look at E1 and wonder sometimes where she gets her sassiness (obviously, some of it is innate ).  And judging from my response to her, she most definitely takes after me.  No more sass from Mama.

    Take my will and make it Thine / It shall be no longer mine.  And this reminds me to focus on the eternal and not on the superficial.  Focus more on getting my spiritual act together before baby comes & no so much on having the perfect quilt shelf in her room & such things.

     

  9. OneFlossyChick

    “Take my will and make it Thine / It shall be no longer mine”

    I like to have control of my life… and I’ve really been trying to let God have that control and to turn my will over to Him… It is SO hard!

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