Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Day of Prayer: My Child Poem

I'm not too sure why I have never brought up faith on this blog before.  It is infanct one of the most frugalicious ways of life out there.  Faith is free and freeing.  I'm not going to stand on a soap box and go on and on about my religion, but what I can tell you is that I have lived without the acknowledgment of God in my life and have lived with the acknowledgment of God in my life and from the second I made the change, I can't and won't go back. 

Aside from today being national drink a margarita day aka cinco de mayo, it is also the national day of prayer.  I am a firm believer in the power of prayer.  I have absolutely no doubt that prayer by me, Paul and my friends and family is how Paul and I got pregnant naturally despite being diagnosed with infertility.  It is also how Paul beat cancer so quickly.  I can tell you with certainty that I have prayed my heart out for many of those that I love wanting children or a miracle to happen and it does.  There have been times when miracles have happened like Bailey running into a moving car and surviving with only a headache and a bruise that makes you know God loves you so unconditionally that you don't even need to pray to keep your beloveds safe.  Sometimes what you don't want happens even with prayer; but I do believe all things are meant to be, no matter how hard it is to be on the receiving end of bad and unfortunate news.

I wanted to share with you all a poem called "My Child" which as a child of God and as an expectant mother is really amazing.  Each line is a verse either from the old testament or new testament.  Remember the old testament is the same in the Koran, Torah and Bible.  It is long, but I hope you guys spend the few minutes to read it.  Regardless of your religious beliefs, you will feel loved and wanted by the end I promise you.

"My Child"
You may not know me, but I know everything about you (Psalm 139.1)
I know when you sit down and when you rise up (Psalm 139.2)
I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139.3)
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10.29-31)
For you were made in my image (Genesis 1.27)
In me you live and move and have your being (Acts 17.28)
For you are my offspring (Acts 17.28)
I knew you even before you were conceived Jeremiah (1.4-5)
I chose you when I planned creation (Ephesians 1.11-12)
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book (Psalm 139.15-16)
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live (Acts 17.26)
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139.14)
I knit you together in your mother's womb (Psalm 139.13)
And brought you forth on the day you were born (Psalm 71.6)
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me (John 8.41-44)
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love (1 John 4.16)
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you (1 John 3.1)
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father (1 John 3.1)
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could (Matthew 7.11)
For I am the perfect father (Matthew 5.48)
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand (James 1.17)
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs (Matthew 6.31-33)
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope (Jeremiah 29.11)
Because I love you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31.3)
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore... (Psalms 139.17-18)
And I rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3.17)
I will never stop doing good to you (Jeremiah 32.40)
For you are my treasured possession (Exodus 19.5)
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul Jeremiah (32.41)
And I want to show you great and marvellous things (Jeremiah 33.3)
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me (Deuteronomy 4.29)
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37.4)
For it is I who gave you those desires (Philippians 2.13)
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine (Ephesians 3.20)
For I am your greatest encourager (2 Thessalonians 2.16-17)
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles (2 Corinthians 1.3-4)
When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you (Psalm 34.18)
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart (Isaiah 40.11)
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes (Revelation 21.3-4)
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth (Revelation 21.3-4)
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus (John 17.23)
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed (John 17.26)
He is the exact representation of my being (Hebrews 1.3)
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you (Romans 8.31)
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins (2 Corinthians 5.18-19)
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled (2 Corinthians 5.18-19)
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you (1 John 4.10)
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love (Romans 8.31-32)
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me (1 John 2.23)
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again (Romans 8.38-39)
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen (Luke 15.7)
I have always been Father, and will always be Father (Ephesians 3.14-15)
My question is “Will you be my child?” (John 1.12-13)
I am waiting for you (Luke 15.11-32)

Love, Your Dad.

Almighty God


Doug, Jess, Elena and Mason said...

Mimi, I too can attest to the power of prayer. God will never fail us, even is His answer is not what we are expecting. Beautiful entry and poem.
Much love to your family!

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