“What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me? Psalm 116:12 (NLT)
Some people are really good at giving gifts. Some people know just how to pick out something that uniquely and perfectly suits the recipient — in a way that reveals just how well they know them and what they appreciate. I always admire people who give good gifts.
Then comes the question: What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me?
How do I say ‘thank you’ to the One who has given me life and breath … who sustains me daily … who has given all to save me from my own undoing … and who is preparing a future for me that I cannot imagine? What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me?
In a word: everything.
I can offer the Lord everything that I am.
I can offer God my heart and my affection. I can offer God my aspirations and hopes. I can offer God the work of my hands, the sweat of my brow, the purpose of my lifesong. I can offer God all of me — body, mind and spirit — the totality of who He made me to be. (See blogpost entitled All of Me dated June 3, 2014.)
So I do. I offer God everything that I am. I offer God my mind/heart … my soul/spirit … and my body/temple.
And even on the days that I mess up and momentarily reclaim a part of me for myself, I resurrender and start over … remembering that all that He has done for me includes the truth that even when I lose a battle, I cannot lose the war. Jesus has already won the war, and I cannot mess up what He has already done.
4:13 Fitness Club is an expression of offering everything to God. It is a place where I can bring all of me to the Lord. It is a place to bring all of who you are alongside others who are bringing all of who they are … and offering it to God. It is an oasis. It is a sweet aroma. It is a sacrifice of praise.
4:13 Fitness Club is where we offer of our lifesong to the Lord. Won’t you join us?
What can you offer the Lord for all He has done for you?