To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life –
this is indeed a gift from God
(Ecclesiastes 5:19; NLT).
1. I can do a lot
If I’m unhurried.
2. I can walk, Lord,
If I take my time.
3. I can still write prayers –
If I work slowly,
4. Searching out each rhythm,
Word, and rhyme.
5. I can do a lot
If I’m unworried,
6. Accepting how I am, Lord,
All day long;
7. Living in your presence,
And rejoicing –
8. For though I’m weak, and tired, You are strong.
1. I walk slowly all my years (Isaiah 38:15; ESV).
3. Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes […] Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? (Luke 12:22-26; NIV).
5. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord (Job 1:21; NLT).
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
6. Should we accept only good from the hand of God, and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).
I said to myself, “This is my sickness, and I must endure it” (Jeremiah 10:19; NIV).
7. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).
His name is the Lord – rejoice in his presence! (Psalm 68:4; NLT).
8. He knows how weak we are (Psalm 103:14; NLT).
I am weary and worn out, O God (Proverbs 30:1; NLT).
Recognise that the Lord is glorious and strong (1 Chronicles 16:28; NLT).
What joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! (Psalm 32:2; NLT).
1. Let all you say
Or else, “No, thank you.”
2. Let all you say
I was wrong.”
3. Let all you say
I forgive you.”
4. Let all you say
Speak truth, in love,
1. You desire honesty from the womb (Psalm 51:6; NLT).
Just say a simple yes or no (James 5:12; NLT).
2. Always be humble and gentle (Ephesians 4:2; NLT).
Keep a humble attitude (1 Peter 3:8; NLT).
If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; NIV).
3. When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins (Mark 11:25; NIV).
Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:21-2; NLT).
4. We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).