At this table we are reminded that we cannot save ourselves from the penalty of sin, and we cannot save ourselves from the power of sin. The only thing that makes sense is to turn our gaze upward and cry out to Him with open hands, “Not my will, but thine be done. Make me, mould me, shape me into the image of Thy Dear Son. Lord, all my cares, wants, and dreams are given to you. You gave it all for me, so I give everything I am to you. I no longer matter, Your glory, Your honour, and Your praise is all that matters.”
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
O Lord, my best desire fulfil,
And help me to resign
Life, health, and comfort to Thy will,
And make Thy pleasure mine.[I]
As we do this there will be a new motto that governs our lives and will rule within this body. It is no longer one that cry's, “Me, myself, and I,” but “One for all, and all for Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:14–15
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
[i] Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper’s Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
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