Friday, January 1, 2010

Just One Request.

I am made to realize that the older you get the more you need to depend on the Lord. We have all faced challenges this past year with the things that have come. Some trial that may have weighed you down, another mountain you had to climb, losses of precious loved ones and you could add more. But yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. We do have this day in which to pleased our Savior. We had a lot of distractions last year, but we did get to read the Bible through. This year I want to read it with new meaning. I'm asking the Lord to speak to me and show me things in my life that seem to bog me down at times. I'm not asking for an easy way. The little verse comes to mind: I do not ask a place of ease with nothing hard to do. I only ask that in the test ~that God will keep me true. Keep me true to my convictions, true to get in His Word, True to into into a better prayer life (this seems to be the hardest one) But we can work on it. True to the house of God, True to doing my best as I teach Sunday School. And being true to myself. Lend a listening ear, give a hug to someone that needs it. We all need a great big bear hug sometimes. Her is my request below.
Just One Request
Dear Master for this coming year
Just one request I bring:
I do not pray for happiness, Or any earthly thing—
I do not ask to understand The way Thou leadest me,
But this I ask: Teach me to do The thing that pleaseth Thee.
I want to know Thy guiding voice, To walk with Thee each day.
Dear Master make me swift to hear And ready to obey.
And thus the year I now begin A happy year will be—
If I am seeking just to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. --Unknown Author


Deborah said...

Beautiful! My prayer exactly! Thank you for posting this. Hope you're having a wonderful new year's day.

Ruthie said...

Thanks for sharing. A beautiful poem and one well worth remembering.
Happy New Year.