Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Make Me Thy Fuel

Our church is having Missions Conference this week, with Dr. Sam Slobodian of BIEM as keynote speaker.  We've had only two days of sessions, but already we've been impressed with our continual call to surrender, whether at home or abroad.
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Make Me Thy Fuel

From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher,
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.

From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified,
From all that dims thy Calvary,
O Lamb of God, deliver me.

Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire.
Let me not sink to be a clod:
Make me thy Fuel, Flame of God. 
                            ~~Amy Carmichael