My wife Lee participated this past weekend listening to the presenters of the 2019 IF:Gathering. I happened to come into the room as Jill Briscoe was presenting.

Jill shared this amazing poem, and I simply felt compelled to share it with others. It’s such a beautiful reminder of our need to give all of of heart to Jesus.

You can find the original posting of this poem on the Telling the Truth website.


Meet Me On the Mountain by Jill Briscoe

Have you met Him at the lakeside
   Did you hear His still, small voice?
Did He call you there to follow Him,
   And said, “You have a choice”?
And did half of you say, “Yes, Lord,”
   And have half a mind to start?
Did you think He didn’t notice
   When you gave Him half your heart?

He saw it on the day
   He met disciples on the mount;
And gave them all another chance
   to make their whole lives count.
Some said that day, “What comes
   my way, Oh, Lord, I’ll do my part,
Dear Lord, I’ll be obedient
   and give you all my heart!”

I’ll love for you and speak for truth
   and tell the Gospel story
I’ll live from this day forward
   to give you all the glory.
Where e’er you send me—use me send me—
   I will speak for you,
Help me glorify your name—be with me—
   see me through!

So as we leave the mountain top
   Will you go for Him or stay?
Continue on half-heartedly
   or give it all away?
Will you yield yourself from this day on
   Receive the Spirit’s call?
Say Jesus, “I give all to you,
   Not half my heart—MY ALL!”

2 thoughts on “Meet Me On the Mountain – Jill Briscoe

  1. Great question for all of us – the daily surrender and placing of everything in His hands. I heard Jill speak about 20 years ago and remember being impressed by her commitment to Christ. So glad you walked in at just the right time to hear this poem with Lee. I know you’ve both already made that decision to give it all. Can’t wait to see how He moves you forward in the future.

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. We’re excited about starting over here in Dothan and seeing where God will lead us. Although it’s not likely we’ll find employment in the ministry arena, getting plugged into a new church home and volunteering our time with the church has been both fulfilling and rewarding. I know I can always do better in giving Christ my all, and Jill’s poem is a beautiful reminder.

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