May The Source Of My Living Be You

 

1. May the Word I partake of,
Now, at the start of my day,
Abide in me richly,
It’s for this, Lord, I pray.

Chorus:
In the words that I speak,
In the things that I do,
May the source of my living be You.
May the source of my living be You.

2. May I become a blessing,
A visitation of You,
In all my encounters,
In all I say or do.

3. May it be You who comes to
My classmate, cashier, my spouse,
To my neighbor who lives
Right across from my house.

4. In my day’s situations,
Though I don’t know what they’d be,
My response, be You Lord,
Through Your dwelling in me.

Author: Judy Godshall, Bob Brenneman
Composer: Bob Brenneman

Background: We have been reading in the book of Colossians. Col. 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” has been touching me. I need to be in the Word, and I need to let the Word dwell in me so that He could use that word to speak to me, and to be the source of my living.

In the mornings, the Lord has been touching me to pray that He would be the One leading my day. Through Him, I could put myself and my own agenda aside so that He could have a free way in whatever He would like to do. Lord, is there someone You’d want to pray for? Is there someone You would like to speak to, or call, or write, or visit, or, is there something I am doing, or about to do that You don’t want me to do? May I also be keen to that “No!” within me. Lord, in whatever You have for me today, may I be found in You. May the source of my living be You. This prayer has been staying with me, and one morning, as I was doing the dishes, these words came to me.