For many of us, the title of this blog brings to mind the title of one of the wonderful hymns of our faith. It is one of my favorites.
I must confess that as much as I love singing this beautiful hymn, I have to be very aware of the words—“Wherever He leads I’ll go.” You see, I’m a planner and an administrator. While these can be great traits, they can also be stumbling blocks. I have to ask, “Are these your plans, Lord, or mine?” Ouch!
As I reflect on the emphasis, All for You, I’m continually challenged to surrender, sacrifice, and serve:
• surrender completely by denying self;
• sacrifice willingly by taking up my cross;
• serve intentionally by following Christ into my community, state, and world.
“Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’” (Mark 8:34 NIV).