He Acts Through Me
April 2, 1994
R. Oh, God, this is my ardent plea to You: to become selfless and only exist for the love of You; to know, love and serve You. This is my goal, this is my struggle: to empty out myself and live as You want me to live.
Of myself, Lord, I cannot do this task. I can only do this as You possess me, as You give me all I need to do this. I am willing, Lord. You are my Savior. Operate me and take me to Yourself. Use me to do Your work. I am Yours, Lord. I love You so.
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Alleluia. The night was over, the battle won. He rose victorious on the third day and we watched with awe because He is truly God and we are but mere mortals. He is our Savior. We are His beloved ones. He is God. We are merely human, but He chose to give of Himself for love of us. Oh, how is it that we are favored so?
Oh, He is God. He has won the victory and we are His grateful heirs. Oh, Jesus, oh, Jesus, we worship and honor and adore You! You are our victory. You are truly the one, true, magnificent God. Alleluia. Alleluia.
I see now how He has His hand in our lives. We, in our foolishness, think we accomplish such great things. He is constantly molding and shaping us for His work and His kingdom. We look to ourselves and see a job well done, only to look over our lives and see His hand in everything we accomplished. To see how He so lovingly taught us lessons and teaches us today! He is forever with us with such love! Look to our past and see Him teaching us lessons that brought us closer to Him and His work for us.
What does He ask me today? All the years of my blindness, my worry, my frets, my control, my reliance on myself, only to realize that He has been truly by my side at every step. When I was down, His loving eyes were looking into mine and comforting me. When I was high, a
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nd taking the glory, His eyes beheld me still, with love.
Oh, sweet surrender, Lord, to the self that wants to reign and is so incapable. Without You, Lord, I cannot love like you. Without you, Lord, I cannot do anything. I surrender this willful self to You and ask You to possess my soul. Help me to die to me, only to live in You.