When one studies men throughout history,
one must befriend their own mediocrity,
he must confess his grievous apathy,
and admit his pathetic passivity.
He must go to God humbly,
and say, “Lord, do what thou will with me”
for I am weak and unsatisfactory,
and You are strong and mighty.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” —Romans 12:1
Sometimes we forget God has a plan for each one of us, and we try to create our own legacy for our own glory. Do you have ambitious plans that you need to let go of so that God can accomplish His great plan for your life?
Country is honest,
A sky so big, trees seem small
There’s just you and God,
“Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.”—Psalm 144:4
I wanted to travel around the world,
And smuggle Bibles across borders,
Or maybe care for disabled children
In an Asian village orphanage.
I wanted to do something big for God,
No order was too tall,
But the Lord said to me,
"Can you do something small?"
Can you raise a family?
And work hard at your job?
Can you love your neighbor?
How about adopt a stray dog?
After all these years, I say it with a wink,
"Lord, these little things are harder than you think."
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Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.
After I give a public speech,
I find lettuce in my teeth;
My body was never fit for a bikini,
and my car isn't exactly a Lamborghini;
I've learned not to rethink my words and dwell,
but to clear my mind and say, "Oh well!"
Impressing people is an exercise in futility
because God is teaching me the virtue of humility;
He is making me more humble like His Son;
I only wish it wasn't such a hard lesson.
"Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
and humility comes before honor." —Proverbs 15:33
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Lord, You are a diamond
set in real gold
Me, I am plain clay
Not much to behold.
Lord, You are a shiny new dime
ready to buy a ball of gum
Me, I am a piece of pocket lint
being flicked off a thumb.
God Almighty, Who am I
that You would notice me?
Jehovah Jireh, Who are we
that You care for us so tenderly?
*Jehovah Jireh is a name of God derived from the translation of
"The Lord will provide" (Genesis 22:14).
*Pray for the nations. It is easy with this free ebook:
Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection.