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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Employment (01/26/12)

TITLE: Whittling Tools in the Masterís Hand
By Charla Diehl
02/01/12


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Employ me Lord, to You I bow
Place my hands upon the plow
And through the fields and barren plains
My mission be ďThereís souls to gain.Ē

Help me use my hands this day
To do good works and pause to pray
To give you thanks for each provision
To look to You to guide decisions

Help me use whatís commonplace
In daily living to show your grace
A home-cooked meal with others share
To let them know Iíll always care

Help me spread love Iím receiving
To comfort those whose hearts are grieving
Let me be your whittling tool
As shavings drop, let heaven rule

Help me use each lesson learned
May actions show my deep concerns
For brothers and sisters who live next door
And those who dwell on distant shores

Please reveal each hidden treasure
Help me use them without measure
To honor you in muddied wakes
Of daily burdens or souls that quake

Help me be a catalyst
For those who doubt that You exist
Employ me in your army, Lord
Help me lead by heavenís sword

Magnify Yourself in me
So others, your light will truly see
And when my earthly life is spent
May I rest in sweet retirement


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CD (Camille) Swanson 02/02/12
Oh this was so good! I really loved how it flowed, and truly loved the powerful message. Thank you!
God Bless~
Yvonne Blake 02/08/12
I love this! I want to be a tool in the Master's hand, too. This is beautiful. Thank you.
Beth LaBuff 02/09/12
From start to finish, this is a masterpiece. Your message is the icing on the cake. I love it! Congrats on your Editor's Choice award, Charla!