The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The 2014 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
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FIRST PLACE ESSAY
“The Hymn that best describes my journey in serving Christ through Chiropractic.”Take My Life -- Chris Tomlinby: Jacob Peot
Take my life and let it be consecrated 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 TheeTake 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 you chooseHere am I, all of me, take my life, it's all for theeTake 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 Your feet, it's treasure store Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for TheeHere am I, all of me, take my life, it's all for Thee
Frances Havergal wrote, "Take my life and let it be" on February 4,1874 which was then reintroduced in a slightly different version by Chris Tomlin in recent years. This hymn is a beautiful depiction of my time here at Palmer College of Chiropractic along with my prayer for what my future in chiropractic would look like. The word "consecration" literally means to associate with the sacred; in other terms, to be set apart or dedicated to a special cause.Chiropractic is a profession that delivers a great principle and service to people all over the world. The opportunity to empower people with the knowledge of how our bodies were designed to heal and function is not only a commendable job but also a wonderful lifestyle to steward the body and health God has entrusted to each of us. Over the past 100 years, millions of lives have been drastically changed in regards to their health through the removal of nervous system interference. I would be the first one to tell you how great chiropractic is, yet one thing infinitely greater than the power of an adjustment is an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. My purpose in life is not to be a chiropractor but to bring glory to God by making disciples of all nations as a follower of Jesus Christ. Chiropractic is merely a platform for me to do just that and this hymn echoes the cry of my heart, "Here am I, all of me, take my life, it's all for thee".As this hymn illustrates complete submission of one's life to God's will, I pray this would be true of not only my life but every Christian chiropractor that is serving patients from now till Christ returns. That eveiy moment we would not cease in praise as we use our hands to serve our patients motivated by the Father's love. So that our feet would be swift and beautiful as we are encouraged by Romans 10:15, ""How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" to share the Gospel with all those we come in contact with. May our lips always sing His
praises and be filled with His messages of true eternal hope that goes beyond our temporary bodies and speaks to the health of souls. May every dollar made and piece of intellect gained be viewed as a gift to steward for His glory and make his name known among the nations. "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 Your feet, it's treasure store take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee. Here am I, all of me, take my life, it's all for Thee."Jacob Peot is a student at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa and will graduate in February 2015. He became a member of the CCA in 2012.