Change

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The Lord – who is the Spirit –
makes us more and more like him
as we are changed into his glorious image
(2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

1. Lord,
You know how worn I am:
Give me your mind,
So I can pray.

2. Lord,
You know how blind I am:
Give me your eyes,
To see the way.

3. Lord,
You know how weak I am:
Give me your strength,
So I may care.

4. Lord,
You know how cold I am:
Give me your heart,
To love, and share.

5. Lord,
You know how spent I am:
Give me your soul,
So I can feel.

6. Lord,
You know how sick I am:
Give me your hands,
So I may heal.


References

1. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

2. When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven (John 17:1; RSV).

3. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless (Isaiah 40:29; NLT).

Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31; NLT).

4. I will give you a new heart…

5. …and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26; NIV).

I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose. Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand (Isaiah 49:4; NLT).

6. Heal the sick, and tell them, “The Kingdom of God is near you now” (Luke 10:9; NLT).

10 thoughts on “Change

  • So true Ruth, that any change we need in our life can ony come from our Father God. Thus we seek Him in our prayers at every hour, our loving Father will provide.

    • Absolutely, Alan. I’d be interested to know what you made of the final verse. Plus, I just sent you an email. Praying for you both. May God bless you with a manageable day XXXXXXX

  • Wonderful, once again, Ruth.

    I always am blessed by the scriptures you include at the end. To me, they are like the other half of the poem. And in reading them, I usually think of another scripture (or two) that relates. Today, this one from Romans came to mind:

    “ For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”—Romans 14:7-8

    Blessings.

    • Thank you so much for all your kind words, David. That’s so encouraging. Sometimes, when I’m very tired, I catch myself thinking that the references are a lot of extra work on top of the writing, but then I think of the way you value them, shake myself, and get on with the task. NB Earlier I watched a video of a man called David, playing guitar, and singing a song about starting at school. Was that you, by any chance? I couldn’t be sure, as all I have seen of you is your tiny photo here XXX

  • Ruth, I thought about the final verse further. It is quite a thought to me that you don’t ask for your healing here, but that you ask to heal others. Firstly this reminds me of this verse:
    Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
    — James 5:16
    We have the ability of prayer, effective prayer that stirs the Holy Spirit to heal the sick, Hallelujah Ruth!
    Secondly, what else occurred to me is your prayer is like Solomon’s prayer in 1 Kings 3 who didn’t ask for wealth but for wisdom to rule the people. It was an unselfish petition that God loved and honoured, by giving Solomon also what he didn’t ask for, wealth. Thus, I am certain our Father God will honour your prayer and give you more than you request. May He bless you richly indeed dear sister!

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