Saturday, May 14, 2011

~ make me a flame ~

















I've been reading through "Shadow of the Almighty" by Elisabeth Elliot. This was inspired by what I've been reading:


God I pray, light these sticks of my life for You
Let all that I am be consumed
Make me a flame
Make me a flame

Take my life, for my life is not mine to save
Have it all Lord, and have Your way
Make me a flame
Make me a flame

Make me a burning flame
All-consumed for Your name
No matter how brief my life may be
And when this life is done
May it be Your name on my tongue
Jesus, for You I give everything

I'm no fool to give what I cannot keep
To gain more and more of Thee
Make me a flame
Make me a flame

Send me out, to light other souls for You
Let me make known to them Your truth
Make me a flame
Make me a flame


Make me a burning flame
All-consumed for Your name
No matter how brief my life may be
And when this life is done
May it be Your name on my tongue
Jesus, for You I give everything


15 comments:

Kae said...

I loved her book passion and purity. She led such an incredibly godly life.

Emily said...

Beautiful.

I love it all, especially the last 3 lines.

Eat and Write said...

Incredibly beautiful! I agree the last stanza is awesome :)

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

beautiful as always :) i can definitely see this as being lyrics to a song ;)

SavedthruLove said...

i love this. Life is quite short and that focus can really be what allows us to be molded more into the image of Christ here on earth. I want to live with the eternal and heavenly mindset more. I pray this same prayer girl!!

Light us up Christ!

♥cheche

A girl with a smile said...

Very beautiful words.
Elisabeth Elliot has a way of reflecting Christ that cannot be compared. favorite author of mine.

camille yanair said...

oooh i def wanna read that.

M. said...

love this so much. thanks for sharing beautiful

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Thank you for your encouraging words throughout the week. They are always so uplifting!

Kristin said...

Beautiful piece. Definitely needs to always be the desire of our hearts! :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Great words. Great post :)

The Soul Anchor said...

Aaaaahhhhhh! Just seeing this picture makes me think of and miss Ecuador.

Ashley Slater said...

ugh, I am so behind in your blog! boo me. I am back now though! :)

Warren Baldwin said...

Excellent

hannah singer said...

beautiful!!
and isn't elisabeth elliot a champion!?

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