To wrap up our month of worship focused on surrender and gratitude, I want to share with you a song that has been speaking deeply to me over the last couple of months. It’s a call to surrender, a call to make Jesus our everything and all that we’ll ever need. It’s a prayer, asking God to fill us with more of Himself and less of ourselves. It’s an anthem to declare to ourselves, reminding us of our mission and purpose. This is “Fade Away” by Passion Music.
This simple, classic hymn is one of my favorites. Penned in 1896 by the little known J.W. Van DeVenter. This Methodist lay pastor wrote many hymns, but the most well-known one by far is “I Surrender All”.
As we reflect on all that Jesus had done for us and our heartfelt response of adoration and surrender, “Thank You Jesus” by Hillsong Worship came to mind. Filled with great reminders and truth of what Jesus’ blood has bought for us, this song is a great prayer to sing in your heart to yourself and to your Savior. It contains statements of what Jesus did for us and our response of gratitude.
November, a month and season of reflection and thanksgiving. A time when we can look back over the year and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. We have so much to be grateful for. From the clothes that we wear to the cars we drive and homes we live in. Our lives have been abundantly blessed. However, as believers, we have an extra layer of blessing. We know and believe that we have been redeemed and ransomed. We are no longer slaves to sin but children of God. And that is something to give thanks for!
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