Wednesday, April 29, 2009

RESPONDING TO GOD'S CALL

Calling is part knowing, part mystery, but all encompassing

O God,
I live in response to your call.
My life is not my own.

But yielded to you,
my life is given creative capacities
and myriad opportunities
to serve, to learn,
to grow, to give--to live more fully
than if I'd never heard
or never responded to
your call.

Yet your call remains a mystery,
an enigma that challenges me
without being fully fathomed
or sharply focused.
I would like to understand more,
in the thought that I may more pointedly
cooperate with your purposes
in my life.

But if my fuller knowing
ignites my pride or selfish will,
or inhibits an iota of your desire,
then let me carry on
seeing as through a glass darkly
that I may be led haltingly
into a future that fulfills
your call on my life.

Amen.

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