I am but clay and every day you perfect your art

All to Jesus I surrender, wow what a commitment.  When we say that do we think through exactly what it means? I think it’s a tall order if we are to do it well, but one I want to be obedient to.

Romans 12:1 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship

Job 11:13-15 – Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear

Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me

Matthew 16: 24-25 – Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

Isaiah 64:8 –  Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand

SURRENDER

Surrender, relinquish all that is mine for all that you give, entrust all that I am to you, my body is a living sacrifice, I offer up my life, devote my heart to you, I stretch out my hands, take all my sin, allow no evil to dwell within me, and free of sin at last I lift up my face, standing firm without fear, keeping near, keeping close to Jesus, carrying my cross, no longer lost, found, standing on solid ground, I am but clay and every day you perfect your art, transformed from glory into glory as I step into the story you’ve authored for me, my role, to submit to you completely, to do your will, to be still and know you, to answer, to follow, obediently go where you send me, devotedly do what you ask of me, willingly seek your place for me, faithfully live in the body.