Thursday, November 6, 2008

a life changing prayer

Take me out of the dark
By: Gary Valenciano

Just what is it in me
Sometimes I just don’t know
What keeps me in your love
Why you never let me go
And though you’re in me now
I fall and hurt you still
My Lord, please show me how
To know just how you feel
You have forgiven me
Too many times, it seems
I feel I’m not what you might call
A worthy Christian after all
And though I love you so
Temptation find its way to me


Teach me to trust in you with all of my heart
To lean not on my own understanding
‘Cause I just forget
You won’t give me what I can’t bear
Take me out of the dark, my Lord
I don’t wanna be there
No, no, no more

You’ve never left my side
You gave your hand to me
To hold you, Oh Jesus,
I’m no longer in the cold
And yet, I leave you there
When I feel satisfied
I’d like to thank you everyday
Not only when I feel this way

I’ve never known a man who’d give his life
For sinners like me
And yet because he loves us so
He’s promised us eternity
And we can have that promise and be His
If we have faith and just believe


Teach us to trust in you with all of our heart
To lean not on our own understanding
‘Cause we just forget
You won’t give us what we can’t bear
Take us out of the dark, my Lord
Coz we don’t wanna be alone
Take us out of the dark, my Lord
We don’t wanna be there
No, no, my Lord

This song has actually been my prayer of repentance and acceptance. I was never a good christian and I have totally abandoned GOD during my younger days to the point of totally loosing faith and not believing in HIS existence. And yet HE is still there holding HIS hand to me, always ready to forgive me for all my sins even though I have left HIM in the cold for far too many times. I wept when I heard this song as I truly repented for all of my sins and really accepted Christ into my heart and my life. Thanks to GOD's never ending graces, I am now saved and my sins and impurities are cleansed by the blood of my Lord Jesus Christ. I just want to praise and serve HIM now. I pray that GOD may use me to be a witness and testimony to HIS graces. I admit that I am still a work in progress and my road will be long, hard and narrow but I welcome this journey as I know that it will bring me closer to GOD and to Christ. I pray that my life will eventually reflect the life and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Cameron Sharpe said...

Great reminders that make a huge difference in the quality of life. I think every single point on this list is important, thanks for sharing.