Album: Anything Worth Saying
Title: Give It All Away
Our featured Worship Smoothie today comes to us from Aaron Shust, an American Christian contemporary music artist. To me, he’s another faith barista brother, serving up shots of faith through his music, lyrics and voice.
There is so much focus in our world on self-fulfillment. It’s hard to shake loose of it. This song brings me back to the place where I want to be: open to receive my heart’s rearranging and ready to submit to the design God’s meant for me.
… All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before Your feet
All of my time, all that was mine, I now submit to Your design
… You never change, but You rearrange my heart more everyday
These are my favorite lines in the lyrics.
I tend to focus so much on what I’m doing in my pursuit of God’s plan, I forget that the greater freedom comes from surrendering my heart. With His gentle, able hands, God will do the work that needs to be done.
It’s almost an oxymoron because it is so hard to surrender, but there is comfort in letting go. As I’m hunched over praying for the strength to surrender, I hear His voice, look into His eyes, and I remember why it is I’m following Jesus.
Open your arms, Bonnie. Drop those wishes, dreams, and longings and come here with Me. Let me show you what I have for you. It’s a new way of living, a new way of breathing.
If you trust Me to stay long enough, rather than running back to that stuff, we’ll get up from here. I’ll lead you to find what it is you’re looking for: a new you, whole and complete.
I’ve given it all for you to have this life with me, Bonnie. I’ve given it all.
How does this song speak to you? What are your favorite lines?
Give It All Away By Aaron Shust Search my heart, search my mind, search my soul Make me clean, make me new make me whole All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before Your feet All of my time, all that was mine, I now submit to Your design 'Cause You are the one who can make my life complete You are the one who can give light to my feet You are the one and only one who dared to give it all away for me You are my strength, You are my God, you are my King You make me laugh, You make me dance, You make me sing Everything inside, everything outside, I give it all away You never change, but You rearrange my heart more everyday