Blank contracts and the faithfulness of God

Wesley Covenant Prayer:


I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.


This prayer represents a commitment I made as a teenager to do whatever/go wherever God prompted me to do/go. I call this my “blank contract” and wear a simple ring as a reminder.


I love listening to music by Laura Story. Her song, You Are Love, is one of my favorites:


You are justice for every oppression
You’re forgiveness for every confession
You are beauty, goodness, blessing
You are love


You are healing for every sickness
You are power in every weakness
You are mighty, holy, faithful,
You are love


O God of the Heavens
You descended from your throne
Gave Your Son for our ransom
And by this all men will know that You are love.


We were thirsty, you gave us water
We were orphans, now you are our Father
We were desperate, hungry, seeking
You are love


Everlasting, Never ending
All consuming, You are love


I love how this song is the parallel to the prayer above: one is about being willing to go into any circumstance, the other is about how God is exactly what is needed in every situation.


Almost every time I read this prayer or hear this song tears come to my eyes because


  • I am reminded of the faithfulness of God. He has carried me through the rough times and strengthened me during the plentiful times.
  • I am reminded that complete and utter surrender to Him is totally worth it. I have no regrets about living based on a “blank contract” with the Creator of the universe.

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