Far Too Small

One of the verses in the great hymn, "When I Survey" has been in my mind and heart lately...

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small,
Love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

Even the whole world is not enough...what he wants is my all! The song all in all comes to mind as well, can I really say "You are my all in all!" His love is so amazing and indescribably--it DEMANDS my all, my everything.  Every fiber of my being is His, ever thought, feeling, and action is His. 
And even when I give Him my all...it is not enough! I must continually surrender my all, every day, every moment to Him, not out of duty or obligation, but because of His Love!
And yet I am so unworthy! My righteousness is like filthy rags, how can it be acceptable to Him? I am but a jar of clay, how can I be worthy   to serve Him? I am but a blade of grass, how can I be pleasing to Him?
"Lord, You are greater of an adoration far great than my dull heart can give You."

Take my love, my Lord I pour, at Thy Feet its treasure store,
Take myself and I will be Always, Only, All for Thee!

If we really think about the words we are singing when we sing these great old hymns, wouldn't that cause such a stirring our hearts!
O God, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy Sight! 
Galations 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

His Love demands our all...what are you giving Him?

1 comment:

lil' em said...

This one was a particular challenge for me. That's why it took me so long to comment. I've been thinking about it a lot! So much of the time we are tricked into doing an "okay" job for Christ, but as you said, "HIS love DEMANDS our all!!!" Everything! Nothing is too much to give Him! Your blog posts are motivating, and I always come away with a renewed desire and focus on Christ! I love you and praise God for you, sis!! Keep loving th KING OF KINGS and serving Him with ALL your heart!