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Topic: Gifts (of the Spirit or service) (11/22/07)
TITLE: I'm Not Like You
By Deborah Engle
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The image of true majesty and strength, so wonderful.
With confidence he lives the life a valiant eagle should.
His Maker’s given all he needs; now he must make it good.
The gifts that God has blessed him with make him just what he is.
His eagle heart will brook no doubt; each day is fully lived.
He doesn’t know he’s glorious and doesn’t know that I
Admire what I see in him, the lion of the sky.
My Maker, too, has filled me with the attributes I need
To live the life He planned for me, in every single deed.
But I look in instead of up and wonder at the sight;
My eyes see only feebleness, I see no power or might.
Exhortation, ministry, immense beyond my scope;
Teaching, rule and healing, there really is no hope.
How timidly I take each step; I wonder what to do.
My human heart is full of doubt and cannot see what’s true.
Surrender and obedience is that which will afford
A channel for the Spirit to glorify the Lord.
Cunning wit, intelligence and boldness may all shine,
But quiet spirits, humble lives, can serve my God just fine.
Creator of the universe, from then till now He’s known
Diversity will meet the need, will let the blessings flow.
My offering, though nothing like some others you recall,
May change a life that wouldn’t change had I done naught at all.
I’ll never be a powerhouse; I’ll never be a star.
I’m not like you, I’m only me; alone I won’t reach far.
But somehow God is magnified when willing hearts embrace
Unique design from His own hand, accompanied by grace.
Just as the mighty eagle rides the wind to reach his goal,
Holy Spirit power will lift the meekest soul.
The task is His; your part is to be usable, then He
Will count you as an eagle of humble majesty.
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