I commit

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1. I commit my mind to you:
Please come to dwell within.
Then I will grow like you

I have nothing else
To bring.

2. I devote my heart to you:
Please come to settle there.
Then I will love like you

I have nothing else
To share.

3. I entrust my soul to you:
Please come to help me live.
Then I will serve like you

I have nothing else
To give.



1. We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV).

Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2; NIV).

2. Devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God (1 Chronicles 22:19; NIV).

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).

3. I entrust my spirit into your hand (Psalm 31:5; NLT).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).

The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others (Mark 10:45; NLT).

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35; NIV).

6 thoughts on “I commit

  • Your offering today brought to mind the following words from the poet Christina Rossetti:

    “What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what can I give Him: give him my heart.”

    The cadence of her words is even similar to yours!

    God’s best to you, Ruth.

    I wrote a piece yesterday about Mary, the mother of Jesus, that you might enjoy. Please check it out, if you feel up to it. It’s called, “Find the Good” and can be found at Davidsdailydose.org

    • Thank you so much for all your kind words, David, though I’m hiding my face at the idea of being compared to the wonderful Christina Rossetti! Thank you also for your link to your excellent blog. May I ask where you got your wristbands, please? xxxx

      • Thank you, Ruth. The wristbands were gifts, placed on the tables at a fundraiser for a local non-profit organization. I have not seen them anywhere else.

        I may be able to find a few more; if so, I would gladly send them across the pond to you.


    • I really don’t know how to write back, Alan. As always, you go straight to the heart of the matter. I’d say exactly the same to anyone else. My real difficulty is in accepting this as being also true for myself XXxxxxXX

  • This poem reminds me of the poor woman’s offering in the temple; she did not have much but she gave it to God willingly in love. So it is with us Ruth, in our weakness He accepts our surrendered body to Him. With our small offering He can achieve much! This is true, especially with your beautiful poems Ruth.

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