“To admit that there is one who lies beyond us, who exists outside of all our categories, who will not be lightly dismissed, who will not appear before the bar of our reason, who will not submit to our agenda:
To admit this requires more humility than most of us possess, so we save face by thinking God down to our level, or at least down to where we can manage Him.” -AW Tozer
You asked for my hands, that you might use them for your purpose. I gave them for a moment, then withdrew them, for the work was hard.
You asked for my mouth to speak against injustice. I gave you a whisper that I might not be accused.
You asked for my eyes to see the pain of poverty. I closed them, for I did not want to see.
You asked for my life, that you might work through me. I gave a small part, that I might not get too involved.
Lord, forgive my calculated efforts to serve you—only when it is convenient for me to do so, only in those places where it is safe to do so, and only with those who make it easy to do so.
Father, forgive me, renew me, send me out as a usable instrument, that my life may make Jesus the unavoidable issue to everyone in my life.