A publication of Precious Stones
THE MAKING OF A LEADER
For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Eph 2 :10
The key to becoming a leader is that first and foremost that man or woman is submitted to the moulding hands of the master Jesus.
Have you submitted yourself to His moulding hands?
Frances Havergal was born into an Anglican family at Astley.
”I went for a little visit of five days” wrote Frances, explaining why she wrote the hymn “Take my life and let it be”
“There were ten persons in the house; some were unconverted and long prayed for, some converted but not rejoicing Christians. (God) gave me the prayer, Lord give me all in this house,” And He just did. I was too happy to sleep and passed most of the night in renewal of my consecration”
The Holy Spirit gave her the songs as she further consecrated herself to the saviour.
The secret to growth is yielding to the masters moulding hands.
Francis Havergal (1836-1879) wrote in this wonderful song of her personal consecration to the Lord.
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 Thou shalt choose.
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 Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee