Is Your All on the Altar? by Nancy Nair
While going through my day, I wondered what it would take for us to see greater evidence of God working in our lives, and I found a meaningful expression in a hymn in an old song book. I’d like to share these four verses from the song, “Is Your All on the Altar?” by Elisha A. Hoffman.
“You have longed for sweet peace, and for faith to increase, and have earnestly, fervently prayed. But you cannot have rest, or be perfectly blest, until all on the altar is laid.
“Would you walk with the Lord, in the light of His Word, and have peace and contentment always? You must do His sweet will, to be free from all ill, on the altar all you must lay.
“Oh, we never can know what the Lord will bestow of the blessings for which we have prayed, till our body and soul He doth fully control, and our all on the altar is laid.
“Who can tell all the love He will send from above, and how happy our hearts will be made, of the fellowship sweet we shall share at His feet, when our all on the altar is laid?”
Chorus: Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid? Your heart, does the Spirit control? You can only be blest and have peace and sweet rest, as you yield Him your body and soul.”
Today it is really hard to wholeheartedly walk with the Lord, because of all the distractions that confront us. Yet, God is still calling us to lay our all on the altar. So, there are questions I must ask myself, such as, what will I have to give up? Am I willing?