Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This poem is dedicated to my father, Leonard Butler, whose unwavering faith has always been
an example and inspiration to me.
I’ve been doing some thinking, Lord
You know, about the way You treat me.
You shower me with an unconditional love.
You grant me kindness, favor and mercy.
You answer my prayers with supplication and
You tend to my every need.
You allow me to see victory in the face of my enemies.
But what have I done for You lately?
I don’t understand what You see when You look at me.
I don’t deserve Your love, Lord, I am so unworthy.
Because I know I’m a sinner and sometimes I disobey.
And yes, sometimes I choose to go the wrong way.
I admit that sometimes I think that it’s all about me
And all I want to do what I think is going to make me happy.
But I’ve been thinking and I realize I need to make a change in my life.
It’s time that I devote my life to being a living sacrifice.
Let my life be a vessel through which Your will is made manifest
Even as I go through trials and endure tests
Lord, remind me that I remain blessed
And that I should offer up no less than my best
When it comes to pleasing You.
Make it, O God, so that my very breath magnifies You
Make it so that every beat of my heart glorifies You
And make it, O God, so that my every thought edifies You
And acknowledges You for the Almighty God that You are
The Almighty God that spoke the earth into creation
The Almighty God that speaks the tongue of every nation
The Almighty God that spins the earth to give us the sunrise
The Almighty God that gave His Son to die
The Almighty God that commands the flowers to bloom
The Almighty God that knew me while I was yet in the womb.
You already knew every instance wherein I would fall out of Your will.
You knew me and my imperfections yet You loved me still.
So now I choose to offer up praise
I lift my hands in thanksgiving
and in worship
Lord, I celebrate Your eternal reign as the Prince of Peace.
I pay tribute to You, O God, as the Supreme Giver of Increase.
Lord, I bow down before the throne of Your Holy Majesty.
Father, send Your anointing to bring about a change in me.
Omnipotent Ruler, Great Omnipresent King
Righteous Father and Creator, Lover of Every Living Thing
Let everything that is be only what You have declared.
Let Your will be done. Lord, this is my prayer.
Let my spirit be renewed in You once more and again.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
Forever and ever