To hear Your voice and live

Today I choose to follow You
Today I choose to give my ‘yes’ to You
Today I choose to hear Your voice and live
Today I choose to follow You

As for me and my house
We will serve You
As for me and my house
We will spend our lives on You

Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father
Eternal King, Lord of Hosts
Willingly we follow

Today I choose to follow You
Today I choose to give my ‘yes’ to You
Today I choose to hear Your voice and live
Today I choose to follow You

Brian Doerkson, Today


Lion at SunriseThe decision to follow Christ is not something we come to once. It’s not a transaction that we close or an annuity from which we, having purchased it, receive a dividend.  Rather, following Jesus is every day … moment by moment … throughout all of life. I stumbled across this song, and I love it. I know very little about Brian, but I heartily endorse the spirit of this song… Today, I choose. Today, I follow. Today, I say “yes”. Whatever the question, I trust You, God, to know the ultimate answer. So as small and feeble and ignorant as I am, my answer is “yes”.

Help me to spend my life on you, Lord! Forgive me when instead I spend my energies questioning and fearing and doubting and demanding, or even on overt rebellion. Give me the spirit of Samuel that answers when you call, “Speak, for your servant is listening!” (1 Samuel 3:10), and of Isaiah who said, “Here I am, Lord. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8), and of John who said, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20). And give me the spirit that hears the voice of life and is brought alive in its hearing (John 5:25-29).


“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so He has granted the Son also to have life in Himself. And He has given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment. (John 5:25-29)

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About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Christ. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long journey, learning to swim with the current of God's love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.
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