DIG DEEPER

WEDNESDAY - DAY 3

WHAT DOES AN ‘ASSIGNMENT LIFE’ LOOK LIKE?

JIM ELLIOT

Jim Elliot understood the ASSIGNMENT and lived it. He died bringing the Gospel to the Aucas which inspired thousands to bring the Gospel to others around the world. He famously wrote:

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

His daughter, Valerie, shares her perspective on his life and death in this short video:

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE…

There is a beautiful old hymn entitled ‘Take My Life and Let It Be’. Below are the lyrics which speak so richly of an ‘ASSIGNMENT LIFE’. Originally, the song was penned in 1874 by Frances Ridley Havergal, who herself answered the call of the ASSIGNMENT and loved and followed Jesus. Of that experience she said this:

“I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment.”

Chris Tomlin has released a version of Frances’ song (see below). Take some time now to listen to it and look over the lyrics below. If there are any words, phrases or ideas that jump out at you…make a note of them, or better yet, put them in your own personal prayer to God to help you life out an ‘ASSIGNMENT LIFE’.

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE – Frances Ridley Havergal

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise,
let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee,
swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee,
filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose,
every power as thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne,
it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee,
ever, only, all for thee.