Friday, February 06, 2015

Repenting of my sinful pride – v3

Here in this land of plenty
an illusion of power
that we are somehow worthy
focused upon our lives
making of ourselves idols
worshiping earthly treasure

Only when I submit
repenting of my sinful pride
aware of my clay, my flaws,
the cracks, my imperfections
only when I am conscious of the distance
how far You are above me

Only then am I truly able
to receive Your blessing
Your grace pouring out on me
Then, only then, may I serve You,
sharing Your message
Your light to the world.

edited February 6, 2015
Repenting of my sinful pride – v3

(editing original again)
edited February 25, 2012
Repenting of my sinful pride – v2
changing the spelling from “worshipped” to “worshiped”,
because Blogger and Twitter said “worshipped” is a misspelling.
February 2, 2012
Repenting of my sinful pride
Luke 15:1-10
Luke 15:1-7
Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:8-10
Parable of the Lost Coin
(Luke 15:11-32
Parable of the Prodigal Son)
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for February 2, 2012
“A Great Find”,
by Clifford B. Rowley
read February 2, 2012

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