Friday, March 10, 2017

Is Your All On The Altar

This morning I woke up with a song.  An old song that I don't remember hearing for years now. 

Is Your All On The Altar by Elisha A Hoffman, 1900


Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?
Your heart does the Spirit control?
You can only be blest,
And have peace and sweet rest,
As you yield Him your body and soul.

That was playing in my thoughts over and over until I finally had to get up and find it on You Tube.
I remember it well from my childhood and up into teenage years.  Oh, how I wish I hadn't wasted all those years of my life...and many more. 

I know it was the Lord speaking to me this morning with this song.  Have I given Him my all?  Have I laid it all down at His feet?  Does He have total control of heart...soul...mind?  Oh, such questions and thoughts this morning. 

Have I yielded it all to Him?  I could tell you but my answers don't really matter for you...only the way you answer those questions for yourself does. 

Peace...sweet rest...feeling and knowing the presence of the Lord as He is with you daily...always.
Yielding is so very important and so very hard at times.  I think this morning there is some pensiveness within me...knowing what I know.  The thoughts within our own selves...about our own selves...can probably all be marked with a little sadness about where we have been and where we need to be. 

As I get ready to go out and meet one more day of life there is great consideration of what I will do with what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me this morning.  Can will I...lay it all down and yield Him my every thought and will.  Or will I just pick up where I ended yesterday...

A question we all need to ask of ourselves.  Peace...sweet rest...found only in Him.  What will our decision be?

Psalm 86:1
Bend down , O Lord and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.

Teach me Your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your truth!
Grant me purity of heart,
so that I may honor You.