Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me after Thy will. While I am waiting, yielded and still.
Have Thine own way,Lord! Have Thine own way! Search me and try me, Master, today! Whiter than snow,
Lord, wash me just now, As in thy presence humbly I bow.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Wounded and weary, help me, I pray! Power,all power, surely is Thine! Touch me and heal me, Savior divine.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Hold o'er my being absolute sway! Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see Christ only, always, living in me.
ADELAIDE ADDISON POLLARD, 1907
Jesus, Lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high: Hide me, O my Saviour, hide Till the storm of life is past, Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last!
Other refuge have I none; Hang my helpless soul on Thee; Leave, ah! leave me not alone. Still support and comfort me! All my trust on Thee is stay'd, All my help from Thee I bring: Cover my defenceless head with the shadow of Thy wing!
Plenteous grace with Thee is found, Grace to cover all my sin; Let the healing streams abound; Make and keep me, pure within: Thou of life the Fountain art, Freely let me take of Thee; Spring Thou within my heart, Rise to all eternity!
CHARLES WESLEY, 1740
God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that on one might boast in the presence of God, He is the source of our life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God.
The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so anweTrs our confidence that our faith turns to fruition and we rejoice in the Lord. Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run...
Let us meditae upon the cheerfully Lord's holy name, that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily. He is in character holy, just, true, graceious, faithful and unchanging. Is not such a God to be trusted? He is all wise, almighty, and everywhere present; can we not rely on Him?... They that know thy name will trust thee; and they that trust thee will rejoice in thee, O Lord.
So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don't act thoughtless, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do.