4/18/2017 Here I Am, Lord

Today’s reading from “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers brings to mind both a modern hymn composed by Dan Schutte and a prayer composed by John Wesley.

Here is an excerpt from today’s reading.

Readiness for God means that we are prepared to do the smallest thing or the largest thing— it makes no difference. It means we have no choice in what we want to do, but that whatever God’s plans may be, we are there and ready. Whenever any duty presents itself, we hear God’s voice as our Lord heard His Father’s voice, and we are ready for it with the total readiness of our love for Him. Jesus Christ expects to do with us just as His Father did with Him. He can put us wherever He wants, in pleasant duties or in menial ones, because our union with Him is the same as His union with the Father. “…that they may be one just as We are one…” (John 17:22).

The hymn is “Here I Am, Lord.” I particularly like the pictures in this video accompanying John Michael’s Talbott’s recording of the song: Here I Am, Lord.

The prayer by John Wesley is his covenant prayer. Here is an updated wording of it.

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Grace Upon Grace,


Author: cheeseheadva

Elder of the United Methodist Church Formerly in Full Connection in the Virginia Conference from June 1990 to September 2017 Married since 06/19/82 to Rebecca Father of Emily, Rachel, Hannah & Christopher Grandfather of Nora & Benaiah 1976 Graduate of Churchland High School, Portsmouth, VA 1980 Graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA (Bachelor of Science in Classics) 1983 Graduate of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Master of Divinity) Racewalker Green Bay Packer fan Employed part-time at High Peak Sportswear in picking and delivery

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