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Saturday, February 27, 2016

My grasp

  1. Have you ever tried to pry something from the hand of a child? Maybe it was a toy to small for them and they wanted to put it in their mouth. Maybe it was something sharp or harmful. Children, even babies, can really hold on to what they want.
  2. One by one you open each finger until you can get the object from them. And then, usually the crying begins. They did not comprehend the harm, they only saw the attraction.
  3. Sometimes I see myself this way. I grasp hold of something that seems to have some importance to me. God sees the danger and wants me to give it up freely. I squeeze all the harder. Why God, why? But what if? What about? I will do this instead if only You... 
  4. Bargaining with God is not good. Of course He will not pry anything from my fingers. He wants me to give things easily. 
  5. Yet all too often I sing, I surrender all, all the while really meaning I might give up some, maybe.
  6. In all honesty, I would like to think that I would throw away anything and everything that God would want me too. I know he has given me way beyond all that I could think or imagine. He gave His son in my place to take my punishment and yet I am still reluctant sometimes to let go of some things.
Please pray for me as I need to let go of so much. 

  1. And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. (Luke 18:18-23 ESV)

  1. I want to be able to sing with sincerity.
  2. 🎼🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
  3. All to Jesus I surrender,
    All to Him I freely give;
    I will ever love and trust Him,
    In His presence daily live.
    • Refrain:
      I surrender all,
      I surrender all;
      All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
      I surrender all.
  4. All to Jesus I surrender,
    Humbly at His feet I bow;
    Worldly pleasures all forsaken,
    Take me, Jesus, take me now.
  5. All to Jesus I surrender,
    Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
    Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
    Truly know that Thou art mine.
  6. All to Jesus I surrender,
    Lord, I give myself to Thee;
    Fill me with Thy love and power,
    Let Thy blessing fall on me.
  7. All to Jesus I surrender,
    Now I feel the sacred flame;
    Oh, the joy of full salvation!
    Glory, glory, to His Name!

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