All is His
and yet we grasp at it
He rules all
and yet we try to control
And when we don’t surrender
that which is already His
it only creates fear
angst and worry
And it means that we aren’t all in
And once it is laid down
in love and obedience
He takes it and He blesses the sacrifice
done in worship
And there is peace in the soul of the one
who laid down the control
that was never his to begin with
– Susie Stewart
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.
– Romans 12:1 (NLT)
If only you would prepare your heart
and lift up your hands to Him in prayer!
– Job 11:13 (NLT)
That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God.
– Romans 6:12-14 (MSG)
If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.
– C.T. Studd
Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow You,” he said.
– Mark 10:28 (NLT)
Photo by Susie Stewart