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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Rich (04/26/12)

TITLE: I Am Not A Pauper
By Charla Diehl
05/01/12


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Dear God, help me recognize the abundance from Your hands
In every daily blessing, in each loving reprimand
Help me to remember as I taste the holy meal
The ultimate sacrifice, the ultimate appeal

My mind cannot fathom such cost at my expense
Agape love--immeasurable--so pure and so intense
Help me reflect with thankfulness and praise
The wealth of Your mercy when I travel crooked ways

Help me to relinquish things that matter not
So that I may focus on treasures that won’t rot
Help me appreciate the wonders all around
Riches in creation, harvests that abound

Help my heart respond while living out my creed
Showing Your compassion to strangers in their need
Oh Lord I am not worthy, nor will I ever be
But yet in your mansion there’s a room reserved for me

I am not a pauper though there’s nothing that I own
My value comes from God who someday will call me home
Rich in spirit, rich in worth, priceless--because you see
I was chosen by a King who gave His life for me

Colossians 3:16 NLT Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. . .


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Yvonne Blake 05/03/12
I love the second verse. . .
"My mind cannot fathom such cost at my expense
Agape love--immeasurable--so pure and so intense "

Beautiful and full of great truths!
Margaret Kearley 05/04/12
Just wonderful, and a great blessing to me today. Beautifully penned and a poem-prayer that would be worth memorising and praying each day., Thankyou.
Carol Welch05/04/12
The Holy Spirit has welled up within your heart and overflowed into your writing. Your sacrifice and service has blessed me today.

Carol
Camille (C D) Swanson 05/05/12
What a honorable and loving poem that touched me on so many levels...I am sure this was a sweet offering to the Lord's ears.

Thank you for this beautiful entry. God Bless~
Beth LaBuff 05/10/12
Charla, you've woven this with so much truth. I appreciated each illusion to a Scripture phrase and thought. Your last stanza is powerful. I LOVE your title of this beautiful work.