Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Take My Life

ya know when you wake up with a song in your head that you haven't heard in a looong time that maybe just maybe the Lord put it there...this was my song today :)

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless 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.

Take my voice and let me sing
always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
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 You choose.

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it's all for Thee.

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

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it's all for Thee.

(Take my life, Lord take my life. Take all of me)

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it's all for Thee.

Take my life and let it be,
Consecrated Lord to Thee!
-Khooks :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Just a quick update:

Me Gusta Costa Rica! The Duggans have been such a welcoming family to stay with and I can't thank them enough for their hospitality and generosity!

This week I've been practicing my spanish with Anna Duggan's next door neighbor Fernanda who is 8 years old. It's been so much fun to try out my spanish and she helps me with vocab and laughs when I say something completely off...which is quite often!

Today Brian took me and Sarah to SonLife ministries. This is an awesome ministry that is seeking to train youth leaders in how to minister to the youth in not just Costa Rica but globally as well. We got to spend the majority of our time with Ernesto who is on staff with SonLife, has a youth ministry, and is a husband and father of 2 cute little girls! He loves youth and desires for the youth to grow closer to God! Please pray for Ernesto who is raising support and balancing his responsibilities to his family and to the ministry.

On the way to SonLife and back, we were able to discuss interns and looking how the internship program could not just be used in NOLA but in Latin America as well. So God definitely seems to be working at expanding the internship program so please continue to pray for wisdom, guidance, and for more hands who have a passion for leading and loving on interns...and pray for interns as well :)

On a personal note, God is showing up big here for me. Everyone knows I'm not a morning person but here, I'm getting up very early to spend time praying to my Father in Heaven and spending time in His word. Praise God and Thank you for those who were praying for that. It's definitely been answered! Reading Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest and Celebration of Discipline have been great in helping me remember that out of my love for Jesus and fixing my eyes on Him comes an ability to "overflow with streams of living water" to others and work on utilizing the spiritual disciplines that will glorify God!

Please keep praying that I would continue to have my heart, eyes and ears open to whatever God is teaching me here. Tomorrow we're off to La Cumbre (mountain retreat place that is 9000 feet above sea level..oh my) and doing more sight seeing next week.

(haha okay maybe this post wasn't that quick...)

paz y amor!

buenas noches!

katie :)

"Prayer doesnt change things...Prayer changes me so that I can change things." Oswald