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Rid Me of Myself


 
Lead Me To The Cross
Brooke Fraser


Saviour I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemptions hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
O lead me
Lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and tried
Human
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now You’re risen

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

to your heart
to your heart
lead me to your heart
lead me to your heart

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True worship begins with ridding yourself of self. It’s a place that few of us here in the west reach. We live in a me oriented society. It is what ever benefits self that is most important. So says the media. It is saturated with things that teach you that above anyone else, you are the most important person. A person that is filled with themselves is one who will find it impossible to worship in Spirit and truth. The only thing they can focus on is what is going on in their world. We have all been there at one time or another. We are bothered by that person who sings too loud or the person who sings off key. We don’t like a certain song or find the worship goes on too long. Our minds are on what has gone on during the past week or on the fellowship afterwards. Or maybe our thoughts are on the latest television show or movie we saw. Our minds can be all over the place during worship except on the One we are supposed to be worshipping. In my last blog I spoke about abandonment. It is casting of every care and every thought to concentrate on Jesus. Worship is an offering and we are to bring it to the Lord as pure offering without spot or blemish. When we come into worship we need to come with humbleness and a repentant heart getting rid of any thoughts of self. Coming in by the blood of the Lamb. In the Book of Malachi, God has some harsh words for those that came with an offering that was less than pure. I want you to read it and apply it to your life of worship. Let the Spirit speak to your heart through it and reveal your heart attitude.
 

6 “ A son honors his father,
      And a servant his master.
      If then I am the Father,
      Where is My honor?
      And if I am a Master,
      Where is My reverence?
      Says the LORD of hosts
      To you priests who despise My name.
      Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’
7 “ You offer defiled food on My altar,
      But say,
      ‘ In what way have we defiled You?’
      By saying,
      ‘ The table of the LORD is contemptible.’
8 And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice,
Is it not evil?
      And when you offer the lame and sick,
Is it not evil?
      Offer it then to your governor!
      Would he be pleased with you?
      Would he accept you favorably?”
      Says the LORD of hosts.
9 “ But now entreat God’s favor,
      That He may be gracious to us.
While this is being done by your hands,
      Will He accept you favorably?”
      Says the LORD of hosts.
10 “ Who is there even among you who would shut the doors,
      So that you would not kindle fire on My altar in vain?
      I have no pleasure in you,”
      Says the LORD of hosts,
      “ Nor will I accept an offering from your hands.
11 For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down,
      My name shall be great among the Gentiles;
      In every place incense shall be offered to My name,
      And a pure offering;
      For My name shall be great among the nations,”
      Says the LORD of hosts.
12 “ But you profane it,
      In that you say,
      ‘ The table of the LORD is defiled;
      And its fruit, its food, is contemptible.’
13 You also say,
      ‘ Oh, what a weariness!’
      And you sneer at it,”
      Says the LORD of hosts.
      “ And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the sick;
      Thus you bring an offering!  (NIV)
      Should I accept this from your hand?”
      Says the LORD.
14 “ But cursed be the deceiver
      Who has in his flock a male,
      And takes a vow,
      But sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished—
      For I am a great King,”
      Says the LORD of hosts,
      “ And My name is to be feared among the nations. Malachi 1:6-14 (NKJV)

To be honest I see how my own heart at times reflects the very things that God talks about in this passage. We at times forget our first love and our worship becomes a reflex action that we perform once a week instead of what we live each day. We give God less than our best and pamper ourselves and say it’s because we are worth it. The last thing that any Christian should think about is themselves. God has promised to take care of us if we do His will and walk in His truth. He told us to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily and follow Him. Luke 9:23 It’s not about what we can get in worshipping our Creator, but what we can give to Him which is our all. Holding nothing back. Sometimes you may not feel like worshipping, but do it anyway. The best worship I have experienced is when I did that. Either my body or my spirit didn’t feel well, but I chose to ignore them and press on in worship anyway. And God meets me there every time.

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
O lead me
Lead me to the cross

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Comments on: "Rid Me of Myself" (6)

  1.  Ciao Gerry,
    Just passing through and thought that I would stop in and say Hi.
    I have enjoyed your song and entry here, very nice.
    May God Bless You This Sunday Afternoon My Dear Brother
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  2. Hay,
    Ik was hier
    Een hele fijne avond.
     
    Grt. Ellen 

  3. Hi. Just want you to know that this post touched my heart. Glad to stumble upon it. God bless you. =)

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  5. When we come to the cross to our loving Savior, He redeems our lives. He preserves us and purifies us so that we will not be gotten rid of.

    Are there scriptures that teach us of this abandonement and getting rid of self, that you describe in your experience of meeting God in worship? If you are not there, who meets with God?

    I don’t want to be contentious, but I don’t understand.

    • In talking about self I am talking about our selfish desires of the heart. The wants that tend to push the things of God aside. Nothing should be more important than what serving God in an unselfish manner.

      Jesus said in Luke 9:23-24; Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

      In laying down what we want God may give our desires back to us or fill us up with new ones, but they should never be more important than Him.

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