In this busy fast-paced world we are currently living in it has become almost a necessity to make and live with plans. Plans help to keep us on the right track; particularly since things can often change at a moments notice. Even when we have a great list to help changes can happen in a flash. We might have a flat on our brand new car and if it’s not fixed in a hurry the grocery store will be closed when we get there. And the kids will be waiting on the corner to be picked up and who knows what we will finally put together for supper since our shelves are almost bare. I know I should have planned for contingencies, but how can you know what and when things will happen. Maybe my neighbor will come to my rescue once again. I wonder how she always keeps things so orderly and always with a smile on her face. I also need to find a better place to keep my bills because with so little time I actually lost one and had to pay service charges. I wonder how other people manage. One of the girls at the office was telling us that now that she had committed her life to the Lord she simply doesn’t make the mistakes she used to and she also has so much more time. She is absolutely positive that the Lord helps her pay her bills and gives her so much more peace. Maybe that would be a good habit to put in place.
Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold,
Take my intellect and use every power as Thou shalt choose.
Well now you have hit on something that I can do. It doesn’t have to be hard, you just need to make it a habit and learn to use good judgment, of course. But then again, what about what I really want to do for myself. I am entitled to have a few things I really want, aren’t I?
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.
Well, you are making some very good points that should be considered. There are many different people in this world with many different ideas about how to do this and when to do that. And it is also true, isn’t it, that the world doesn’t revolve around just little old me. Shouldn’t there be some time left for things of my heart though; something I have been patient about, but really desire.
Take my love, my Lord I pour at Thy feet it’s treasure store,
Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.
I think I am beginning to understand, Lord. If one wants to have a successful life in this world that has already been inundated with so many different minds, languages and opinions one has to share it with a common goal that is more important than the languages we speak or the activities which attract our spare time. There has to be some common ground with which to strive together to make our world the place that it was always meant to be. We haven’t done a very good job of listening and learning to live together with peace that can bind our hearts and interests that engage our minds. Is it too late to turn around and begin again? Even if You forgive us and help us to grow will we be able to find a common ground on which to be kind to each other and possibly even learn from one another? There is so much time wasted and so much debris to clean up. Is it possible? Can we bow our heads and lift our voices together to heaven; can we ask for another chance after we have already asked so much? I believe we can; let us bow our heads and pray.
Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Let them flow in ceaseless praise!