Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Prayer for Humility

From Blog10

I'm often proud
And brassy, loud,
So all can see
The glorious me.

Lord, make me still.
My wellsprings fill
'Til bubbling through
Is only You.

For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.
--Psalm 18:27 ESV

6 comments:

C. Marie Byars said...

Very nice. Good thoughts for the new year---we all have constant resolutions to make!

Jim Swindle said...

Thanks, Marie. I don't think a resolution will do me any good, except (as you mention) the moment-by-moment kind, in dependence on the Lord. Only he can produce the needed changes in me. (That doesn't, of course, excuse me for anything.)

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Excellent poem, pure, true, pithy and brief, but with terrific punch. Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You! And thanks, brother, for this gentle, poetic poke at the old man in us.

Victoria K. said...

I like it! :))

Jim Swindle said...

Thanks, Romanós and Victoria, for the encouragement. Of course, whatever´s good here comes from the Lord.

The Postman said...

excelent creative imagery!
the stillness of the crystal clear water allowing us to see right through as opposed to the turbulant water that rakes up the dust and dirt and muddies the water.
to be still, to settle down, our face in the dust. Unseen only Christ exhalted.
Praise God!