Do you love going to church? I do. I always go away blessed. My pastor’s
sermons feed my soul and equip me for the struggle of life. And the
hymns, especially the old ones, lift my spirits. We sang a hymn this
past Sunday which I had not heard for a long time and it blessed me and
I hope will bless you as I share it with you in today’s attached
devotional. God bless you!
Because of Calvary,
Romans 12:1 (ESV)
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
ALL FOR JESUS
“All for Jesus, all for Jesus!
All my being’s ransomed powers:
All my thoughts and words and doings,
All my days and all my hours.
Let my hands perform His bidding,
Let my feet run in His ways;
Let my eyes see Jesus only,
Let my lips speak forth His praise.
Since my eyes are fixed on Jesus,
I’ve lost sight of all beside;
So enchained my spirit’s vision,
Looking at the Crucified.
Oh, what wonder! how amazing!
Jesus, glorious King of kings,
Deigns to call me His beloved,
Lets me rest beneath His wings.
[Mary D. James (1810-1883)]
“Surrender to the Lord is not a tremendous sacrifice, not an agonizing performance. It is the most sensible thing you can do.” [Corrie ten Boom, Each New Day, (Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1977), p. 26]