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      Humbly Irrelevant
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      I Wish I Could Claim …

       

      I wish I could claim that I climbed a mountain,

      And attained its highest peak,

      Or traveled abroad to conquer the world,

      To bequeath it to the meek.

       

      I wish I could claim that I carried the torch,

      That illuminated all that was Good,

      Withstanding adversity to topple dark fortresses,

      To march through the ruins where they once stood.

       

      I wish I could claim that my dreams came true,

      While I was a ship with youthful sails,

      Never wavering from convictions held so firm,

      When my life’s masts were weathered by gales.

       

      I wish I could claim that I walked with God,

      Every moment of my earthly stay,

      Having no doubt there’s nothing to fear,

      When I finally see His face come Judgment Day.

       

      But at too many forks in too many roads,

      When the wind was in my face,

      I placed my destiny in my own hands,

      And strayed from the Hand of Grace.

       

      Like everything else that I hoped would endure,

      And bring me everlasting elation,

      I set my sights on temporal things,

      Instead of spreading the Word of Salvation.

       

      But I won’t lament the irretrievable past,

      I’m now shining God’s light the best that I can,

      And I pray one day I will hear GOD CLAIM,

      “This world was better because of this man.”

       

      I can only hope this prayer comes true,

      And I can stand tall on Judgment Day,

      For Jesus paid a debt the He didn’t owe,

      Because I owed a debt that I could never pay!

       

      Jesus can only be strong for me when I prostrate myself to Him in my weakness.  Only when I yield to Him can His Increase finally arive.

      I hope to be in Heaven soon, and may it be tonight!

      Humbly

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    • #10256
      Geri7
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      Yeah its a given everyone will have regrets that they wasted time along the way and didn’t feel like they did enough for the Lord.  Some got saved at an early age and could have wasted some years while others procrastinated in accepting Jesus as their personal Savior and wished they did so earlier.  Even the Apostle Paul I’m sure regrets that he was a murderer of Christians before he became a believer.  The devil must have always reminded him of his former life to try to distract and to discouraged him. We can’t look back at our past.  The race isn’t over yet and we can still finish strong if we stay focused and that is what really matters.

      Philippians 3:13-14

      Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

      I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

       

      II Timothy 4:7-8

      I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

      Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

       

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    • #10356
      tenderreed
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      As the lyrics to that song “He” says, though it makes Him sad to see the way we live, He’ll always say I forgive!

      TR

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    • #10372
      tenderreed
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      Better to fall back on the old standard.  My Dad can do anything!  My Dad is bigger than your Dad!  I’m good with that.  Takes the pressure off of me.  When I am weak, He is strong!

      TR

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