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"Live With Abandon" by Newsboys

Tracey's Take

I get chills when I think of the words the Lord speaks in Revelation 3:16 to the church in Laodicea, "Because you are lukewarm, neither hot, nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth." The Lord desires us to live a life where we are all in, not tentative about our faith or our love for Him. That's why the song "Live with Abandon" by Newsboys really strikes me in a deep place. 

"I wanna live with abandon
Give You all that I am
Every part of my heart Jesus
I place in Your hands
I wanna live with abandon"

I can be so tentative about decisions in my life and hold back from giving my all. Do you do that too?  I wonder sometimes if we do that because we really are unsure or if we're just trying to keep our options open. When I was young, I wanted to be a musician when I grew up. I can remember my mom being concerned about the instability of a career in the arts. "You need to have something to fall back on in case it doesn't work out," she used to say. 

While I understand her heart for me, I surely don't want to live my life with the Lord like that. With Jesus, I don't need any other options!

If anyone deserves my all, my undivided devotion, my full attention, my complete commitment, my whole heart...it's Jesus. And so when I feel myself getting lukewarm, I like to turn this song up and remind myself of how I really want to live... 

I wanna live with abandon! 

 

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"Live With Abandon" Lyrics

Chasing after this world makes me tired
Praisin' my own name leaves me dry

There's gotta be so much more to life than this
A higher calling that I missed
I want my life to count, every breath

I wanna live with abandon
Give You all that I am
Every part of my heart Jesus
I place in Your hands
I wanna live with abandon

I'll drop everything to follow You
It's only Your hands I hold onto

There's gotta be more to life than this
A higher calling that I missed
I want my life to count, every breath

I'm not looking back
I'm done with that
Wanna give You all I have