No More Lame Excuses

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

I have a friend who has a dog 
Whose leg’s seen better days.
He’s crippled now, which slows him down.
But often she’s amazed
At how, when he gets real excited
As they’re playing games,
He takes off like a bullet and
Forgets that he is lame.
And that got her to thinking ‘bout
How like him we can be.
We get to feeling crippled by
this world and all our needs.
But then we get alone with God,
And spend time in His Word.
And suddenly we find our hearts
Excitedly are stirred.
Then we forget our weakness as
We reach out for His hand;
To claim His precious promises
That give us grace to stand.
And it’s then that we realize
We’re not crippled at all;
Just weak enough to need His strength
That’s ready, when we call.
“I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
©Lisa DeVinney, January 2012
inspired by my friend Diane Watkins and "Tink"

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