HomeWord - Feb. 23, 2009
We are an Offering
This devotional was written by Jim Burns
Commit your way to the Lord - trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5 RSV
On many a Sunday morning at our church we sing a song titled "We Are an Offering." It deeply expresses my desire to be God's person. Here is what the song says:
We lift our voices, we lift our hands; We lift our lives up to You, we are an offering. Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands, Lord, use our lives - they are Yours, we are an offering. All that we are, all that we have, All that we hope to be we give to You, we give to You.*
Paul challenged the Christians in Rome, "In view of God's mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - which is your spiritual worship." Jesus was an offering on the cross for our salvation. Our lives in return must be a living offering to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1. God promises that he will be active in our lives. What two steps, found in Psalm 37:5, must we take to claim that promise?
2. Do you view your life as an offering to God? Today pray the prayer in the song above: "Lord, use my voice, Lord, use my hands, Lord use my life."
Psalm 4:5, Psalm 55:22, Proverbs 16:3
* "We Are an Offering," Dwight Liles Bug & Bear Music, Home Sweet Home Records Inc., 1984.
* Tony Campolo, You Can Make a Difference (Wac Word, 1984), p. 14.
"From Spirit Wings by Jim Burns, 1992. Published by Servant Publications, Box 8617, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48107. Used with permission."