Thursday, June 14, 2007

I can...

My friend Deb sent me a link to this website today. This poem struck me....
I especially like the lines..."I do, because I can"

It is resonating with me this morning that the things He has asked of us are doable...even easy...we do because ...we can...He has made the way...He IS the Way.....
...I follow...I walk in His love...I rest in Him....because I can...Thanks, Lord

My God And I

My God and I go walking
We walk here hand in hand
He walks with me, I follow
I do, because I can

For Jesus opened up the way
His blood was shed for me
So God can look upon my heart
And only Jesus see

Now I can go into my Father
And He can be with me
For Jesus took away my sin
And nailed it to the tree

Now I am of heaven
God sees my heart as pure
With Jesus as my cover
My salvation is secure

And that is why I'm confident
God said if we believe
Then we have passed from death to life
And live eternally

So, my God and I are one
We walk here hand in hand
Each day I'm walking in His love
I do, because I can

Soft whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems © 2007

Just in case anyone was wondering....I want to add that "I can" has NOTHING to do with my thinking it refers only to enablement, to being allowed, to HIS empowerment....without HIM I can do NOTHING... I am the least and the weakest and the poorest Christ follower on the planet.


everydayRANDOM said...

and somedays, it seems so easy. Had 2 big answers to prayer today which makes it easy - its those Other times, that it diesn't make sense makes it more difficult for me to see that I can. I think that may always be a struggle this side of heaven. Hope you have a great day - I am going out with a friend and my camera. Toodles!

Bek said...

:) i think i can...i think i can...

MugwumpMom said...

Very nice. The pic, the post and the poem - all things I need to see and hear. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Kim said...

Lovely poem. Thanks for the encouragement! I like that part also!

Gina said...

Thank you Cheryl. On my perpetual calendar today was a verse from the message Bible: "God does not respond to what we do; we respond to what he does. We've finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade." Romans 3:27-28. It's so good to be reminded that it's him and not us!

Christo Swanepoel said...

wow, he really took care of everything1

Vicki said...

Ah, lovely pic. And what you say is so true. He enables us. Those times (just recently, in fact) that I wonder how I ever came through a situation, wasn't borne out of my own strength anyway--He brought me through. He enabled.

Becky said...

like it

Joni said...

That was really, really inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.

Barb said...

All I can say, Cheryl, is that everything about this post is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

Amy said...

What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. I agree with you that we can do nothing outside of Him and his grace.

Christo Swanepoel said...

I know sister, He enables (re: Update)

ame said...


and i love the photo