Talented and targeted
Formed and forged and fitted
For a divine purpose
Because He died and rose.
Created Carved and shaped
Furnished and wired and welded
Equipped and assigned Land.
To pursue conquer and stand.
This talent and gift must be honed
Enhanced, assuaged, enlarged
Discovered, developed, deployed;
Distinguished, directed and devoted.
Lord, I submit my perfect fit.
Use it, O Lord, as you see fit.
Help me to be rich in good works,
To enrich in my reach as I work.
Help me to complete the task-
Everything that You have asked.
All that You foreordained.
Increase in me, O Lord, reign.
New King James Version (NKJV)
By Grace Through Faith
1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.