Today, I Graduate

Today is the first day of the rest of my life;
I can fill it with joy, I can fill it with strife.
I can follow the world and do my own thing,
or follow the Lord, reap the blessings He'll bring.
No longer a child, I can make my own way.
I can choose what to do with my life every day.
I'm dependent on God though for the air that I breathe,
for the warmth of the sun, for the health that I need,
for protection from harm as I walk down the street,
for providing strong faith so I won't meet defeat.
He reminds me that all that I have comes from Him
and He loved me enough to die for my sin.
He gives me a choice, now I must decide...
as I graduate, will I walk by His side?
Yes, I'll walk the straight path from now to the end,
trusting completely my Savior, my Friend.
Thanking Him, praising Him, for all that He's done;
I'm looking ahead...
my future's begun!

Dorothea K. Barwick
© 1999 used with permission

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart...
and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5,6
My future is in the hand of God!

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