Say What You Mean; Mean What You SaySing

>> Sunday, October 2, 2011

I often wonder how much we really think about what we're singing in church every Sunday.  I played an old favourite hymn at the close of the service a while ago, but I had to question how honest I was being.

It may not be on the mountain's height, Or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle's front My Lord will have need of me.
But if by a still, small voice He calls To paths that I do not know,
I'll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Thine, "I'll go where You want me to go."

I'll go where You want me to go, dear Lord,
over mountain, or plain, or sea.
I'll say what You want me to say, dear Lord.
I'll be what You want me to be.

Really?  Even a Sunday school teacher, week in, week out, all year long?  Even volunteering to be on the weekly church-cleaning rotation?  Even a Bible study leader?  A gracious host to friends, family, and people we don't know so well when hospitality doesn't come naturally?  Saying, "Why don't we pray about it right now?" when a friend is sharing her burdens, and then praying together even when it's not something I'm particularly comfortable with?

Am I really willing to go where He wants me to go, or do what He wants me to do ~ BE who He wants me to be ~ when that still, small voice whispers, "I need you right here."?

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