Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hymn & Scripture Challenge #14/Take My Life and Let it Be

Wow, been a few days since I was able to post.  It has been a hard week for me, but yesterday I decided I was going to do this page because I needed something to get me out of my "woe am I" frame of mind.  Still struggling, but I know I serve a God who can do all things and can also "work all things out for good to those who love Him." (Romans 8:28)

What a wonderful Hymn this is and a beautiful way to be able to Praise our Lord through song.  As I was thinking about this page, the word consecrate really stood out to me, so I decided to incorporate it into the page.  What is the meaning of consecrate?  1. To make or declare sacred  2. set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity. 3. to devote or dedicate.  That really told me something.  As I have struggled this week, every time I would go into the craft room to craft, I couldn't because I knew I needed to spend that time with the Lord.  So I would just turn off the light. 

At all times we have to consecrate ourselves to the Lord.  We have to devote our time and energy to Him and to His word.  And there are times when we feel over whelmed because of unexpected circumstances and this is when we are so thankful that we have consecrated ourselves to the Lord, because then even in the midst of our struggle we can trust that God will work it all out to His Glory!

So yesterday as I worked on this page, I sang this song as my prayer.  Here are the words to the song. As you read this let it be your prayer!

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.
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 intellect and use
Every pow’r 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.

And here you can hear Chris Tomlin sing it with some added bonus!  Beautiful!

My verse I used for this is Leviticus 11:44, "For I am the Lord your God. You shall therfore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy." 

And finally, here is my page!

Don't forget to check out Patter's page as she gives a little more insight to the author of the song and a wonderful devotion besides!  And her page is beautiful!

I am also using this for this weeks Word Art Wednesday Challenge!

My Digital Studio was used to make this page.

Thanks and hope you enjoy the rest of your Thursday.


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Jonia. As always, your art is an incredibly beautiful blessing to me, and I'm SO grateful that you've shared this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I enjoy your work so much, and I hope that you enjoy our fellowship when you play along with us. I'm SO grateful to God for you, and love seeing your sweet projects shared with us.
Hope you're having a great week.
Blessings to you,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

A-M said...

This is beautiful. That is a good scripture you used. I did not come across it when I was searching for what verse to use. Your inclusion of the meaning of the word "consecrate" is good.

NickelNook said...

Gorgeous page, Jonia! Beautiful Scripture! It's a wonderful song, isn't it? :o)