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Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I was listening to this song sung by Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockles while driving home from the city today. It really moved me.

I'd like you to sit and read these words with your hands closed on your lap!!!Read them slowly.

Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing always, only for my king.
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold not a might would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use every power as you choose.

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it's all for thee.

Take my will and make it Thine it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord I pour at your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for thee,
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for thee.

Here am I, All of me.
Take my life, It's all for thee.

Francis Havergal. Chorus Chris Tomlin.

Now re-read the words and as you do I want you to ask the Lord Jesus what area of your life He wants you to surrender to Him. When you get to the part that He is promting you to surrender, open your hands as an act of surrender and prayerfully read the words of the song to Him.

Lord Jesus, you have given us so much. Our life and our very breath comes from You. We don't want to hold any area of this precious life back from you. So here I sit with open hands surrendering what you desire of me today. Take me and use me to bring You glory. Amen.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


To those who have been wondering where I was and how I was, I am alright and I haven't disappeared anywhere. Thank you for your concern. I must admit that I have just been lazy!!! I haven't been extremley busy as I had thought I might tell you. No, it has been merely pure laziness on my part!!!

Now today we are not going to be reading some wonderful words of a worship song or some writing that inspired me. We are going for something completely different. Showing another side of me!!!

Note the little blue icon on the right. Take time to read it. It says " I'm headed to Atlanta for Passion ' 07 " This is not merely an advert for the Passion Movement.(check 268 generation link .) I really am heading to Atlanta for Passion ' 07!!! This is no small venture as you will probably know that I live in Melbourne, Australia and Atlanta is on the other side of the world.

What prompted this? I bought Matt Redman's D.V.D. "Facedown" about two years ago and I absolutley loved his worship style. There were some talks on it by Louie Giglio and I was impressed with him. He heads up Passion. I looked up their web site and saw the work that they were doing with univerity students and since my son is one I became interested in the movement. They were approaching the Passion ' 06 conference in Nashville and were doing a prayer journey daily heading towards it on their blog. I followed that and prayed with them for the young people. 18,000 college students gathered to worship Jesus and be taught by Louie, John Piper and Beth Moore in Nashville this past January. At the end of the conference they announced that there would be a Passion ' 07 ( there has not been a Passion each year ) and that was advertised on their blog. In some crazy moment I asked Rowan "do you want to go to Atlanta for Passion ' 07?" What 21 year old is going to knock back an all expenses paid trip to the other side of the world????

There you are. I am headed to Altanta for Passion ' 07. I am going as a volunteer to work on the Student Prayer Journey which is a reflective journey of about ten stages that takes a student around an hour to complete. I will be there as part of the prayer team to talk and pray with those who want to. Rowan and I are really looking forward to going and being part of this. On my links you will see Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band and Charlie Hall. These guys are the lead worshippers. So with the speakers they have and the lead worshippers it should be an excellent time spiritually for the expected 25,000 college students hitting Atlanta next January.
( Not to mention heaps of fun with new friends!!! )