I began writing this song in my dorm room in September of 2013. I finished it in October, and shortly after my life turned upside down. I can’t tell you how many times this song has come into my head when I’ve been holding something back from God, almost like the Holy Spirit gently reminding me what I really desire is wholeheartedness. I have sung this song so many times, maybe more than any other song I've written. This is definitely on the list of songs that I would show you if I had to describe my life in songs, or write a soundtrack to my life.
I love this song because of its honesty and openness. It begins with the tension of a heart crying out “take it all, just take it all I want You to have all of it” and ends with a proclamation of “You are all I need” which really speaks to the process of surrender to me: the beginning of it is sometimes painful and full of conflict, and the end results in perfect peace and trust that He always brings to us.