Day 15: Our All

In honor of my blessed friend from afar, Becky and her Mama, whose hearts have known so many painful surrenders, as they have continually laid their whole heart bare before the LORD. May you both see the fruit of each surrender. May Becky one day join Hannah to sing with unbridled joy in declaring: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And may your Mom, Becky, and your Grandma (from heaven) rejoice with you, seeing the fruit of their tears for you too.

1 Samuel 1:10, 13 - 16 NIV
10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”
15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

Matthew 22:37 NIV
Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’


Our All

Let us
Not be
One who
Withholds

Who hoardes
The riches 
You have 
Given us

Lay bare
Our hearts
Let not
One offering

Be held
Back from
Your Body
But given 

Wholeheartedly 
Let Your
Fencing in
Now Christ 

Reveal in us
Your holiness
Blazing
Into the night

Many Sons
In glory here
Unveiling
As we bow

To declare
You alone
Are LORD
Of all

Let us
Lift up
Holy hands
And hearts

Unto God
In the heavens 
Let Christ's 
Recompense

Be unveiled
His justice
Be revealed 
At the Cross

As we
Surrender 
All that we
May receive 

You:
Our peace
Offering
Our All.


1 Samuel 1: 27-28 NIV
27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Psalm 126:6 NIV
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.

2 Comments

  1. Just tears today. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and encouragement. Your words have been gifts from the Lord’s heart to us. I pray He blesses you with His gifts today too. Love & hugs across the sea!

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