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My Lord, you cast a loving glance my way
This morning while causing a smile to stay
And I found myself no longer lost in life
As your spirit lead me on a new path today

The life I knew would never be the same
Nor quite as confusing as it was before
When my life was affected by selfishness
Led astray by the sin sitting at my door

It seemed I was contented to be that way
As what seemed real success came easily
But my eyes were too blind to understand
How fleeting this world’s success can be

I thought I had everything I would need
Yet it was only a dream that would not last
All the material things I thought valuable
Would soon disappear from within my grasp

My Lord one special night you spoke to me
And I found my life would never be the same
Because I received a priceless gift of grace
That upon entering me made lasting change

I found taking the first step not to be easy
For I wanted to know In my heart I was sure
I would never seek to run from your calling
Or the gift found entering your open door

When I humbly bowed my head before you
Alone laying prostrate before your feet
I felt your energizing spiritual power
As your embracing love made me complete

I felt my selfishness as it was taken away
That worldly part who would always betray
And I found a new hope begin to blossom
As faith in my heart found a place to stay

My life now would no longer move in circles
Letting the lust for worldly wares to stay
For the moment I accepted your graceful offer
I knew to emulate your life was the only way

A genuine peace I found illuminates my soul
With a soothing happiness which lives within
Because I found a perfect treasure in you Lord
The moment your grace made new change begin.

(Written January 1, 1977)

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future.”

Deuteronomy 23:5
“A blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you.”

**I reblogged this poem after sharing this with a young man
I met who said he has given his life to serving the Lord.
He is now a street preacher, gave up his job, and home to

May God continue to inspire your heart, energize your spirit
and give you your daily bread sustaining you, “Billy Joe.”

**May everyone and their families have a truly beautiful and blessed

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