Monday, March 7, 2011

i was not promised



I was not promised riches
Nor a place to call my own
I have chosen to follow my Master
And He had no earthly home

I was not promised comfort
Or a life of ease all my days
Jesus calls for holy sacrifice
To give up wholly, without delay

I was not promised a healthy life
Or to live long before I die
In following I will suffer for His sake
And endure trials that pass by

I was not promised renown
No one may ever remember my name
My Savior's is the only one
Deserving of recognition and fame

But I was promised many things
An Enduring crown of glory
For those who faithfully run the race
Who live to tell His story

I am promised His Spirit
While I am here upon the earth
The Holy One resides in me
By the promised new birth

I am promised Himself
Eternity spent with my Beloved One
Is it not more than enough
To be given all of the Son

I am promised a Future
An enduring hope that never fades
A weight of glory beyond comprehension
All else will pass away

All else will pass away...



16 comments:

Jhen.Stark said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

Jhen.Stark said...

...and AMEN!

SavedthruLove said...

soooo Beautiful and true. So those out there preaching the message of "PROSPERITY" that you don't have enough faith if your struggling financially because God is the GOD of prosperity need to thoroughly go through the scriptures because we are not promised that. But the promises we do have are eternal and better than any earthly comforts.. amen

♥cheche

Shalyn said...

I loved reading this, thanks for posting it! Perfect message for the day after Sunday:-)

Cory said...

L O V E!

Ashley Slater said...

coming to your blog just makes my heart happy. FYI!

MJ said...

Beautiful:
photo, picture, poem.

leigh said...

Amen! :) <3
<3 leigh

mary said...

That is beautiful darling! How comforting and true. PS~ did you write this?! xox!

Jennifer said...

Amen to your amen's! Can I just say that I love that word, and that you guys used it! It evokes a sense of unity. I love it. And yes, I did write it. Sometimes my thoughts come out better as poetry than paragraphs.

Stacy Hill said...

So beautiful, Jennifer, and so true!

arielle said...

oh, that is beautiful! so well written....love it!!! :)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

This is beautiful

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Michaela said...

This is amazing!

Megan Knight said...

I am so thankful for your creativity!
When the gospel is put into sweet words like that it is so succinct & stirs something in me.

Thank you for sharing!

Emily said...

I would just like to say that you are such an inspiration. Thanks for this beautiful piece.

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