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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Bold (emotionally) (08/30/07)

TITLE: Made Perfect In Weakness
By Edy T Johnson
09/03/07


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MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS

Father, dear Father,
Creator of all,
You open my timid heart
To hear Your call.
Blighted by sin, I've missed your intending.
This weakness of mine is why You are sending

Jesus, My Savior.
Redeemer complete,
You enter my fearful heart
To feed Your sheep.
Hungered I've been, and husks have been eating.
This emptiness proves that my spirit is needing

Spirit, Oh Spirit,
Our Comforter giv'n.
You transfuse my trembling heart
In power thriv'n.
Wanting before, but now overflowing,
This boldness of heart is what You're bestowing.

Godhead, Almighty,
The mystery unfolds.
You transform the wretched heart
Your mercy holds.
All is restored, with no good thing lacking.
How can I keep silent, with this holy backing?

Word now enfleshes
The dying reborn.
You live in my joyful heart
once so forlorn.
All fear is gone. I can't keep from shouting:
Come join this adventure; no room's left for doubting!

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And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)


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Dee Yoder 09/06/07
Here is a different take on boldness. We're made strong, by the Lord, when we're at our weakest and fully rely on Him! He certainly does add to our strength when we give it all over to the Lord.
Janice Cartwright09/07/07
Illustrates poetically and beautifully the most important principle I've learned since first becoming a Christian. It seems so simple. If we could have done it on our own then Jesus never would have had to die.
Verna Cole Mitchell 09/08/07
I really like the form of your verse here, along with the use of different names for God. Your message is clear and wonderful.
Linda Watson Owen09/10/07
Lovely! Yes, I really like the stanza form you used too! I look forward to reading more of your poems!
Pam Carlson-Hetland09/12/07
I, too, like the verse format. My favorite line is "Hungered I've been, and husks have been eating". I've felt a little prodigal son-like at times and can relate to that. Good job.
Ann FitzHenry09/13/07
Thank you, Edy, for your powerful words. All I can say is, "Amen!"