One of my favorite things to do in life is worship through music. Since I was a very little girl, God put a passion within me for music, and since becoming a Christian, worshipping through music is one of the greatest joys in my life. I think because of this passion, God often speaks to me through the songs I listen to.
A year ago I first heard this song, "Lead Me to the Cross" by Brooke Fraser. It quickly became one of my most-listened-to songs. My spirit was so stirred by the prayer of surrender that this song is. Now, a year after first hearing it, my spirit is still stirred as I listen to it and pray along with it.
It reminds me of a quote I heard once on a dvd about missions. There was a young woman interviewed who is serving in Afghanistan. She admitted that it is challenging living and ministering in that country, but in her words, "If we are not living recklessly abandoned to God, what are we doing??" I wholeheartedly agree. I have lived life apart from God and I have lived life where I allowed God to have part, but not all, of my heart. It wasn't until I allowed Him to have complete control of my heart and began living "recklessly abandoned" to Him that my life really, truly began.
I pray that as you listen to this song, your heart is also stirred to lay down everything for the amazing joy of loving and serving Jesus with all that you are. It is an absolutely incredible way to live!