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Friday, April 8, 2011

May He

I was reading 1 Peter chapter 3, where Peter instructs wives to be submissive to their husbands as Christ set them an example by being submissive to his Father. Peter encourages women to let their beauty not come from outward appearances, but "Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight" (1 Peter 3:4). In meditating on this chapter (3:1-7), I wrote another poem- it's still National Poetry Month, after all!

May He

May He make me
beautiful, not on the outside,
but from within:
the beauty of gentleness and quietness of spirit,
beauty that will not fade.

May He make me
reverent toward him
and through that reverence, may he grant
that I live a pure and holy life.

May He make me
strong enough to submit,
wise enough to let my husband lead,
humble enough to serve with my whole heart.

May He make me
fearless, trusting my husband,
and above all,
trusting Him who holds my life in his hands:
He Who made me.


  1. I love how amazing your faith walk with our God is and how you encourage me, as I try to encourage you. I can hardly wait to start this new life with you. Always knowing no matter what there is one bigger, smarter and stronger than anything taking care of and leading us.
    <3 Joshua


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