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Dethroning Self to God's Glory

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deleeme
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0 posted 08-08-2009 07:38 PM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme


Too long has man sat at the center of his universe
Thinking that all of life revolves around him,
Such is the infantile view of things
We must outgrow not living on such a whim!

We think that we are so deserving
And spectacular --the king of the hill,
But until we view things as God sees them
We will always suffer from self-will.

To see ourselves and our place in this life
On God must our focus persist,
For He is the Everlasting Creator
And by Him alone we exist.

To nothing are we entitled
It's but for His goodness and grace,
That we are alive, have our being--
That we have this thing called human race.

As to Him we look we are humbled
How low He descends for our need,
Even to torturously dying
Christ died, crucified on that tree.

When will we come to our senses
And submit to this God up above,
To give Him those praises deserving
And seek His great help and His love?

A debt of Love never recovered
By the One who has given so much,
And then of us asks so little
But that we praise Him for that touch.

It's only in full surrender
Our greatest of freedom is known,
To be free of self and sin's burden
To live to His praises alone.

Forsake all your selfish endeavors
Let God in your life reign supreme,
Only when this is done we return to
God, who will make life serene.


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Author notes:
Based on video sermon Ten Shekels and a Shirt,(found on YouTube). This empassioned sermon
of Paris Reidhead is a very powerful and pointed one that truly addresses the crux of man's waywardness and failure to recognize and acknowledge the true source and purpose of our blessing, that is, by and to the glory of God.
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© Copyright 2009 David L. White - All Rights Reserved
sandgrain
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1 posted 08-10-2009 04:06 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

What a nice surprise to find your post on these blue pages again, David.  I agree that one can honor our Father in prayer, fasting, deeds, etc., but until we fully rely on Him, we won't know His peace.

Thank you for sharing here.

God bless,
Rae
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2 posted 08-11-2009 02:22 AM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

We will never be perfect David, but when we believe as it is evident that you do, God will do the rest.  Love, Joyce
jjbreunig3
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3 posted 08-26-2009 08:22 AM       View Profile for jjbreunig3   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit jjbreunig3's Home Page   View IP for jjbreunig3

A marvelous and delightful piece; we must always turn to Him, while yielding our lives for His Glory! --Joe

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably! --Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

booky1940!
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4 posted 08-26-2009 10:04 AM       View Profile for booky1940!   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for booky1940!

"Dethroning Self to God's Glory" Deleeme, what a man! This is a great poem. It is like calling out man/woman, saying this: Remember that there is a God who rules above human - and He deserves respect, love, praise and honour from us daily. "Let God in your life reign supreme" I love that line. Thanks!!!
Lighthousebob
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5 posted 09-24-2009 03:19 PM       View Profile for Lighthousebob   Email Lighthousebob   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lighthousebob's Home Page   View IP for Lighthousebob

Stopped by for a visit and look who I found posting! YaY!!!

David,

Praise God! What a blessing to hear from you again and what a blessing is your poem in that, though itís very  humbling, yet, still, it exemplifies praise in that it calls for us to Glorify God by doing what is pleasing to Him rather than uplifting and pleasing ourselves.

As always, a pleasure to read your poem, thank you for sharing, and God bless,

-Bob


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