Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.
Come, thou fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Chorus Glory, glory, Jesus saves me, Glory, glory to the Lamb! O the cleansing blood has reached me, Glory, glory to the Lamb! Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I’m come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood. O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let that grace now like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.
The writer of the verses of this song, Robert Robinson, wrote them when he was 22 years old. He said he was inspired to write the words after coming to faith two years previously.
It was the final verse of this song that captured my attention when I read them.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.
These words reminded me that no matter how many times in our lives we may turn away from God, He will always welcome us back – We simply need to give Him our heart.
Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.Jeremiah 24:7
No matter how long it has been since we turned away from God, now is the time to return to Him. He is waiting just for you, with open arms.