Who Am I To Say

Grace N Crowell

We come to God by devious ways,
and who am I to say
That the road I take is the only road,
My way, the better way?

All earnest hearts that seek for God
can find Him like a flame,
Down every road, no matter what
his creed, or what his name.

So whether we may pause to pray
where great cathedrals shine,
Or in some little weathered church,
or at some wayside shrine,

The sincere travelers will arrive
where the welcoming home lights shine,
Although the countless thousands
take a different road from mine.

How Does One Know?
Greta Zwaan, ©2010

How does one know what lies in store?
Can we prepare for tomorrow?
When our life's plans are altered and chaos descends,
Are we deluged by pity and sorrow?

Do we take things in stride as each day appears?
Do we patiently strive to keep hoping?
Do we trust in the fact that God's in control,
And He's capable of more than just coping?

He understands the valley I'm in,
He knows the trials I am bearing.
He sees the tears that freely flow,
It seems it's all so despairing.

Why does God allow such things,
Why doesn't He assist me?
Why turn His back when I have such needs,
And He constantly resists me?

Whatever lessons I must learn,
Whatever task is assigned me,
Keep my eyes stayed on Your love,
Hold me tight; remind me:

That in the dark, bleak days I'll know,
You are there, beside me,
No power on earth can change that fact,
My God! I know You'll guide me.

Reasons to Sing
Greta Zwaan, © 2008

Angels sing the praises of God, a multitude of voices,
Joy before the throne of grace in which our God rejoices.
Perfect clarity and pitch,songs of adoration,
Melodies for heaven alone, holy consecration.

Human voices canít attain to that mark of glory,
Yet our praises still will rise when we tell Christís story.
Unsurpassing sacrifice, holy God descending,
In the form of human flesh shows His love unending.

Great compassion for mankind, man so unacceptive,
Love so deep, without reserve, yet man is more selective.
Imagine! Man, who has a choice, God states, ďitís your decision."
Would walk away from grace so deep and hold God in derision.

God, who made man from the dust, stoops to give man choices,
God, who reigns oíer all the earth directs the angelsí voices.
God, who holds each breath we take, frail and weak or healthy,
Has control of all we are, be we poor or wealthy,
How then do we dare to say His will still has no bearing;
In ignorance we criticize and say He is uncaring.

If God is love where is the proof? Thereís violence, grief and crying;
Manís inhumanity to man, destruction, tears and dying.

Has He no power to refute?
Does He not see our sorrow?
Is there ever to be hope? Hope?
Perhaps tomorrow.
Why does God refuse to act? Surely thereís a reason.
Does He need to tell us why? God! Who guides each season?
Donít blame God for things we do, sin is our creation;
If we controlled manís inner greed, weíd have a better nation.
If we saw others as ourselves, perhaps saw their potential,
Unite our talents as a team, this team could be essential.

Amazing what two folks can do when one has not that bearing;
The world would be a better place if we could be more caring.
If angels sing their praise toGod and bow their wings before Him,
Humbly we should bend our knees to worship and adore Him.

Criticism has no place in Godís plan for living;
Work together for His good, give and keep on giving
. Joy will fill your inner heart, then grace gives you power;
Songs will flow from grateful lips, praise to God each hour.

Inspiring Sayings Related To God:

You don't know how much you've grown - until trouble comes back for an encore.
T. D. Jakes

It is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.
A. W. Tozer

Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.
Nicky Gumbel

One reason sin flourishes is that it is treated like a cream puff rather than a rattlesnake.
Billy Sunday

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