Take Everything I Am…


Well it’s been a long night of studying for a test I have tomorrow and I am sure it will only get worse with exams coming in two weeks! I will be glad when school is done for the year. It was a beautiful day today, I was cruising with the window down and loving it and to top it all off the Sens whipped the Leafs tonight…..8-2…..it just doesn’t get any better than that! I recently got the new Starfield CD called “I Will Go” and in case you don’t have it yet, I highly recommend it. I have been listening to it all day. There is one song that just really resonates with me….the words are really what I want my life to be about. I will share them with you…

I Will Go…

To the desperate eyes and reaching hands
To the suffering and the lean
To the ones the world has cast aside
Where you want me I will be

I will go
I will go
I will go Lord send me
To the world
To the lost
To the poor and hungry
Take everything I am
clay with in your hands
I will go
I will go
Send me

Let me not be blind with privilege
Give me eyes to seek the pain
Let the blessing You’ve poured out on me
Not be spent on me in vain
Let this life be used for change

I wanna live for you
Go where you lead me
I wanna follow you

I wanna live for you
Go where you lead me
I wanna follow you

I wanna live for you
Go where you lead me
I wanna follow you

I love those lyrics. I am not really one of those people who has a huge desire or perhaps I don’t feel a calling to go and be a missionary in a third world country (at least as of right now) but I have a huge desire to have an impact here in North America to the people around me, to the least of those. The mission field is the ground beneath my two feet…ya know. So when the song talks about the ones the world has cast aside I really want that to be the desire of my heart. Those are the people all around us who perhaps get overlooked or missed but yet have so much to offer. I have been blessed to be in a place of privilege and it is so easy to lose sight of the needs of people, of what their going through. I hope that the Lord will help me to have compassion on those people and those needs and give me eyes to see them.

Matthew 25:44 ~ Then they will reply, “Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?” And he will answer, “I assure you, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.”

I get caught up with myself, a lot. I am sure I make other people feel small sometimes and I am sure I overlook people. The very thing that this verse talks about I am guilty of. I want my life to be used for change, even if it’s one life. May you give me eyes to see Lord and a heart to go where You want me to go……because I think there are lots of people here, in the Niagara Region, in Wainfleet, at Niagara College, wherever else, that feel small and insignificant and are hurting.

I hope that your prayer tonight is to be the clay within His hands,
Darc

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2 thoughts on “Take Everything I Am…

  1. what a song.what a message.i too want it to be the cry of my heart.but it’s so much easier said than done. how many times have a sung the lyrics to a song like this, only to walk away and live life to please only me?it is so hard for me to let go of what i want or need. it’s against my human nature to deny myself and ‘go’.thank you for reflecting on this song. it inspires me to be the clay. because no matter what shape He molds us, and whatever direction He leads, we are still in His hands. it’s the sweet spot, and there’s no better place to be.

  2. hi darci..very challenging and encouraging words!!! Enjoy your last couple of weeks of the semester…I remember how crazy those days can be so just make sure you remember to breathe!!!

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