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October 10, 2007

Focused Faith 10-10-07

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I had the 'gift' but through my pride,
Rampant my thoughts - Heaven's gates wide.
Your grace saved, unlike the world, this wretched soul from sin.
I didn’t know – what are these voids within?

Forgive me, Lord! Please hear my cry,
But can I forgive? Do I comply?
If clouds would open up a bit and I could see this Heaven,
Would I now forgive - to seventy times seven?

Lord, I believe! In You I've heard,
Studied Scripture, memorized Your Word.
I don't speak as those Pharisee’s of old,
But firm on theology, has my love grown cold?

Increase my faith I cry, oh God!
I seek perfect peace - is that so odd?
But deaf and blind, clouds Your everlasting love.
Can I not see - or fix my eyes above?

Oh, ye of little faith neglect,
Heaven's things - but you, the earth reflect;
And you worry, to gain your Holy birth,
Focused not on Godly things, but rather things of earth.

Then humble me, dear Lord I pray,
To Your cross, draw me nearer – lest I wayward stray.
Dare I take up my simple cross and also teach,
During tribulation - find other souls to reach?

Through this small truth, I now can see,
And my ears hear the still, small voice of Thee;
I see You faithful on that cross. Love in voice I hear.
So may my body die of self - and focused faith run clear.

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