My Life to Control

by admin ~ October 4th, 2014. Filed under: Brandenburg, gospel, Jesus.

As I prepared to write this, the first thought that came to my head was from a song that was written about 30-40 years ago, that begins: “My life Lord is yours to control, I give you my heart and my soul, Not my will, yours ever mine….”  It’s a song, but like a lot of the psalms, the spiritual song is a prayer. You are singing this prayer to God.  It is in fact a prayer that someone would pray if he were turning from His way to receive Jesus Christ at the moment of His justification.  A sinner denying himself to follow Jesus Christ would think something like those words.  However, it is also a prayer that a believer could pray in a right way.  I wonder if you would pray it.  What is difficult for some with the prayer is that even though they may claim to be saved, they might not want to pray a prayer in which they say to God, “My life Lord is yours to control,” because they indeed want to control at least part of their own life, which means that they want to control their life, period.  I hope that isn’t you, reader.  The reason we give God our heart and our soul is because He is a good God—a loving, wise, powerful, benevolent God—who would do a better job than you in controlling your life.  You believed that to be saved.  But as a saved person, it remains your prayer.  When you pray that prayer, you are praying something similar to, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

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