Take My Life

Yesterday at my Youth Group, called Heirforce, we sang a worship song called Take My Life by Third Day. It is an amazing song and I would recommend it to anyone. But anyway, I’ve been really thinking about the lyrics and I wanted to share my impression of them with you guys.

The first verse goes to say, “How many times have I turned away? The number is the same as the sand on the shore. But every time you’ve taken me back, and now I pray you do it once more.” What I get from this, but it is also obvious, is that we all sin. But because Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He will always remain faithful. Even though we have sinned so many times it’s immeasurable.

The chorus goes like this, ” Please take from me my life when I don’t have the strength, to give it away to you. Please take from me my life when I don’t have the strength to give it away to you, Jesus.” And what I get from this is that God is in control no matter what and that if you are struggling in any aspect of your life that you can just give it all to God and know that he has a plan for you.

The second verse is very similar but instead of sand on the shore it’s stars in the sky. I have been thinking about this a lot and I just wanted to share it with you. I pray that if you are struggling with sin that you could just give it to God and let him take the reins in your life.

In God’s grip,
Alex

Sin

Sin. We all do it. It happens everyday of our lives. Believe me, I know from personal experience. I have recently been struggling with a sin that I just can’t seem to get over. I sure am glad that God sent His one and only Son to die on the cross.

Jesus was both man and God. He came to this earth to die on the cross for everybody’s sins. Three days later he rose again. The thing that gets me every time is that even if it meant saving only one person, Jesus still would have died up on that cross. It is through grace alone that we are saved from an eternity in Hell.

In 1 John 5:17, it says all wrongdoing is sin. This covers telling a little fib (a lie) to murdering someone. The thing that is amazing is that if you repent and ask for forgiveness, you will be forgiven. Romans 10:9-10 states that if you confess with your mouth and believe that Jesus rose from the dead, you will be saved.

Sin is a hard thing to get away from. There’s no denying it. But I believe that anything is possible with the power of Christ on our side.

John 3:16-17: 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Romans 10:9-10: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

1 John 5:17: All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.