A Glimpse – A Poem
Yesterday on my way to work I was pondering a poem inspired by my new Trevor Morgan CD. I jotted down part of it on a piece of paper planning to finish and post it later.
As I was leaving work I started thinking about the fact that today was Thankful Thursday and that I needed to write a poem to post. As I walked out into the sunshine I smiled that I have so much to be thankful for. But I needed to narrow it down for a Thankful Thursday poem.
Then I realized that the poem I had jotted down earlier in the day was perfect! It’s about the change God has made in my heart, and that is definitely something I’m thankful for. So when I got home from work I finished the poem and here it is.
I catch a glimpse
of who I was
who I used to be
A stranger now
but still so close
lurking inside of me
The invisible God
has been changing me
into someone new
When it happened
I do not know
I only know it’s true
The stranger inside
my sinful self
desires to rise again
I can’t allow
so I hold fast to God
The new creation
God has made of me
is all I desire to be
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 (NIV).
Inspired by God, no doubt.
The new creation is fresh and beautiful, but can fall just like that.
“The stranger inside
my sinful self
desires to rise again” That says it all without passing judgment. I appreciate your writing so much.
Linda, It take a daily reliance on Jesus to keep the sinful self from rising again. But I beleive we were made for reliance on Him. That being independent is a good thing is a lie. Hallelujah for the new creation He has made of us both! 🙂 Peace, Linda
Wow! So so wonderful and true I love how He gives you these! Thank you in being so faithful to write when Holy Spirit nudges. God bless you!
Deb, “Wow” is kind of what I thought when I re-read this when I was all done writing it. I am so blessed when the Lord chooses to write encouraging words through me. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Wow, that was awesome Linda!. A poet you are. Isn’t it funny how God can put things like that on your heart? I can actually really relate to this poem, and to the gratefulness of His renewal. Thanks for putting it in words! God Bless-Jim
Jim, God is the poet, I just let Him write through me. 🙂
I thought of you last Sunday in church. The sermon topic was the “Uncommon Possession” based on Matthew 6 about storing up our treasures in Heaven. You would have loved Pr. Dave’s message. Peace, Linda
How cool, I know I would have loved it, it sounds great. There is so much wisdom in Matt: 6, if only we can just apply it to our lives. I am glad the Spirit writes through you as He does, it sure does encourage a lot of folks. God bless-Jim
Perfect for Thankful Thursday
Thank you Linda, this decribes me to a tee. I have printed this out and stuck it in my Bible. “The new creation God has made of me is all I desire to be”
Richard, This is one of those poems that was all Holy Spirit and very little (if any) me in the writing. After I’d written it down and read it back to myself, I was amazed by how well it flowed. I’m so glad it was a blessing to you. 🙂 Peace, Linda