As a child I was anxious to invite Jesus in,
And I asked His forgiveness, and cleansing from sin.
I memorized Scripture, and studied Godís Word,
Assured that each prayer that I prayed would be heard.
And when from the Lord I was tempted to stray,
And follow sinís path that would lead me away,
Those verses I learned always helped me endure,
Providing escape that was steadfast and sure.
When tears filled my eyes till no words could I pray,
And I felt all alone, with the Lord far away,
Godís Words that were hidden down deep in my heart,
Poured forth in my spirit to draw me apart.
To bask in the peace He alone could provide,
While clasping me close, with His arms open wide.
And when I was faithless, and doubts lurked within,
His love filled my heart, with forgiveness from sin.
Iím now near the end of the long road of life,
And Iíve had my full share of its heartache and strife,
But when in my grief Iíve not known what to do,
Iíve found my dear Lord has been faithful and true.
I know I can trust Him to work for my best,
And help me be strong, and to win every test,
Till someday He calls me when earthís work is done,
To reach Heavenís shore and behold Godís dear Son.
©Betty Jo Mings
Ephesians 1:3 (KJV)
Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in
heavenly places in Christ: