Last Thursday night was a bit of an odd one for me, as for the first time since I transferred from Rutherglen Salvation Army to Bellshill Salvation Army, I was back at Rutherglen corps playing in Bellshill Band – I have been back at Rutherglen a number of times since I transferred, but just as a visitor, although I have still played in Rutherglen Band when I’ve been there!

Bellshill Band were on duty at Rutherglen for the welcome and installation meeting of the new West of Scotland Divisional Commanders Catherine and Russell Wyles.

I was already fighting some emotions during the meeting, simply because it was my first time back at Rutherglen in a different band, when the Divisional Youth Chorus sang one of my favourite songs, One Life To Live – I ask that you to listen to the audio below and follow the words…

One live to live
Oh may I live for thee
Give me your spirit
And I shall be free
Free from desire
My own way to pursue
Free to obey your will
My whole life through
 
I live within a whole full of confusion
Where happiness is nothing but illusion
Attractions that deceive
In what can I believe
I’m tossed about by every wind that blows
 
One live to live
Oh may I live for thee
Give me your spirit
And I shall be free
Free from desire
My own way to pursue
Free to obey your will
My whole life through
 
I live when I receive your holy spirit
A promise that you said I would inherit
You’ve planned it from the start
I give to you my heart
And now my spirit really can be free
 
One live to live
Oh may I live for thee
Give me your spirit
And I shall be free
Free from desire
My own way to pursue
Free to obey your will
My whole life through

 

Well this was just about the tipping point for my emotions, as it brought back floods of memories about my Christian experiences in both the junior and senior sections at Rutherglen Salvation Army, as our Singing Company (junior choir) used to sing One Life To Live when I was both a member and the accompanist.

Although it may seem I was focusing on the past, through the message from our new Divisional Commander I found myself looking forward and wondering am I really doing all I can to live my life for God, to show that I am free to obey His will throughout my whole life…

To answer this question truthfully is difficult, but I must be honest with God, and say “no” so far I haven’t been doing all I can to live my life for God. So now is the time to start living for God.

How about you, are you living your life to the full, for God?

Comments
  1. Louise says:

    That song has brought back memories. We sang it as a Sing Co when Gorgie’s hall was being refurbished and we were in a church up the road.

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