By Sindy Nagel
In the early hours, as I laid in bed
A famous hymn rang through my head
The words sang out in grand accord
“I surrender all” to Christ the Lord.
I pondered what the “all” entailed
A posture I already failed
Required me to submit myself
To my inner Holy Spirit’s help.
He asked to set aside my plans
For all the things my time demands
And seek Him first when I awake
To live my day for Jesus’ sake.
So willingly I honored Him
Yielded my desires to Jesus’ whim
I gave my day over to the Lord
And all the time I could afford.
I asked Him to guide me through my day
To take my hand and lead the way
To carry out His main desire
And live my life for Him, on fire.
I offered Him my kids, my Honey,
My home, my job, my time, my money
But the thing He wanted from the start
Was solely my surrendered heart.
For if I give my soul, my all
The rest will follow by His call
According to His great design
My heart and His, they will align.
When I surrender every thing
My spirit and my heart will sing
In joy I will live out my days
I’ll lift Him up in grateful praise.
I’ll wait on Him with bended ear
Until His voice my thoughts will hear
And willingly His voice obey
As He instructs me through my day.
I submit to Him my day, my time,
My heart, my will, my soul, my mind
I surrender myself to Jesus’ whim
See I owe my life, my all to Him.