The Day My Tongue Froze.

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I’m Not Sure

I’m not sure

how many years

I may have left

to do the things

You’ve set before me

Help me to do my best

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I’m not sure

how much time

I may have wasted

not doing the things

You preferred me to

Help me to be gracious

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I’m not sure

how many souls

I may have missed

to share Your Love with

You know my failings

Help me to have blessed.

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Wendy ~ 2015

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I wrote this poem while my husband and I were alone at a cabin.

We watched the sunrise together, and then I had my quiet time while he rested.

This poem reminds me of something that happened three decades ago…

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Once upon a time when I was at a gathering, and a young man asked me, “Do you have to attend church to be a Christian?”

The room became quiet and all eyes focused on me.

My heart pounded. Christianity wasn’t a favored topic with this particular group. Memories of a chastising I’d received, when I’d asked a “God” question of one of the onlookers, fanned the flames of fear as I considered how to answer. I was engaged in an invisible battle, one I’d become aware of since choosing to follow Christ.

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“Oh no,” I said. “You don’t have to attend church in order to be a Christian, but it’s an important step to take for your spiritual growth.”

He nodded. A new discussion started, and though I longed to say more, anxiousness glued my tongue to the roof of my mouth. I felt like a failure.

Later I prayed for him. For days. Weeks. Months.

Had I played the part of a denying Peter?

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Now I know God’s hand was in it. I’d obviously said more with my life than with my words. The young man knew who I was before I’d followed Christ, and the transformation had piqued his curiosity.

He was seeking.

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Today this young man, the one who asked me about the importance of church attendance, is a pastor of a church.

God didn’t need me to blabber about my faith.

He needed me to pray.

And I’m so glad I did.

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Prayer-Powered Blessings ~ Wendy

 Have you got a faith story or question you’d like to share? 

I promise not to blabber.

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