Archive | August 2, 2013

By His Grace

 By his grace

 

I wrote this poem when I am on the way to home and was inspired from my inspiration friend Sue Nash. Today she posted “Friday Feature – Karina’s Thought. She gives opinions about me and my blog. To be honest, with all humility, I feel got a very big honor with her opinion about me and my blog just because I am a new comer in the blog world and I feel that I still should learn more from other blog friends. I found. followed and learn so much from them. From Sue Nash as well with her great blog http://heavenlyraindrops.wordpress.com

My dear sister in Christ Sue, thank you so much for your Friday gift. Thank for being my inspiration to writing.  I am so honored. I dedicated this poem special for you. God Bless you.

Not because of my own kindness
not because my eloquent tongue
not because of my wisdom
I am chosen, I am summoned

 Not because of my skills
not because well my words
not because of my mind
I was called, I was used by Him

 If I am able, it is because Him
If I have, it is all are from Him

This is all only by His grace

That given to me

This is all only by His grace

 I was used by Him.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10)

 Karina

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Assurance Prayer

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O Lord God of the universe,
We know You hear each prayer;
Be with us in this time of need,
Assure us You are there.

As we sense Your loving presence
And rest ourselves in You,
There is not a trial or hardship
That we can’t tunnel through.

Teach us all You would have us know
As we struggle in this plight;
May every single step we take
Be pleasing in Your sight.

Life gets so difficult at times
And our flesh is so frail,
But we know we can do all things–
Through Christ, we cannot fail.

Thank You for blessed assurance
That we’ll reach Gloryland;
Just assure our hearts day by day
You hold our feeble hand.

 “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (Psalm 46:7)

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