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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello Friends; it's time for Spiritual Sundays again!

Have you ever been so moved by a song or testimony that it changed your life?
Many years ago now, when I was a very young Christian, it was my heart's cry to know the Lord more and to be completely obedient to His calling on my life. Even though I was very young at the time, He had stirred up my heart until I could do nothing else but lay everything down for Him. It was about that time that this beautiful song had been recorded. The poignancy of the music and the words to the song are so powerful that I made it my prayer.
It is a beautiful song written by Lanny Wolfe and I wish I could play it for you but the words alone are powerful enough to penetrate your heart.

There's a voice calling me from an old rugged tree
And He whispers, "Come closer to Me,
Leave this world far behind,
There are new heights to climb
And a new place in Me you will find."
For whatever it takes to draw closer to you, Lord
That's what I'll be willing to do
For whatever it takes to be more like you
That's what I'll be willing to do.
Verse 2-
Take the dearest things to me
If that's how it must be
To draw me closer to Thee
Let the disappointments come
Lonely days without the sun
If through sorrow more like You I'll become.
repeat chorus
I'll trade sunshine for rain, comfort for pain
That's what I'll be willing to do
For whatever it takes for my will to break
That's what I'll be willing to do.
That's what I'll be willing to do!
Perhaps some of you may recall this song. I'm not saying I'm anywhere near where I ought to be in Him, but this is a good place to start.
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." PSALMS 51:17
Please take some time to visit our hostesses Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays. You can click on the link or my Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar. Many believers gather here every week to share and have fellowship through blogging. I pray you will be blessed and drawn closer to our Lord through this.


  1. It's always so up lifting to visit you on Sunday! Thanks for your sharing!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. I have never heard this song, but I love the words. Thank you for sharing this inspiring testimony with us.

  3. WOW! The words are powerful! This is a great song, I will remember these words.
    God Bless,

  4. Thank you Sandi dear for the beautiful award. I have added it to my blog :) Marilyn xoxo

  5. Good morning Pretty Lady. Wanted to say Hello and praying that all is well with you and your beautiful family.

    Love, peace and hugs

  6. Sandi:
    You just keep blessing and surprising me with the depth of your love for the Lord....This will be shared with friends in the UK Thank you for this precious song....Auntie P

  7. I remember that song, and I love it! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

  8. I am not familiar with that song but what a beauty! The Lord takes us from glory to glory, doesn't He?

  9. Great words! I have never heard this song. I am glad you posted this today. Thanks.

  10. Sweet Sandi, My husband and I have sung that song together many times. It is very beautiful. xo rachel

  11. Hello Sandi, I love the words to that song and I can see why you are very moved by the sentiment of those words.
    We are always tested and we always need to be reinforced by scripture and beautiful songs like this. Thank you for sharing this today.

    Blessings and hugs...Jeanne

  12. I always liked that Corelle pattern and have the same trifle bowl.

  13. What a beautiful song. I had never heard it before but I love the lyrics. I will be looking to download it though. I hope you are having a blessed day!


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