If Only … If Only …


The Lord is my Shepherd –
I shall not want
Is this a promise –
I believe it is –
You are my Lord –
You always have provided
All I ever needed –
Throughout the years –
Generously – Not only
Have you given me all
My natural needs – food –
Clothing and shelter –
More than that – You
Have loved me with
An everlasting love –
And I know it –

Lord – You have taught me –
By your Word and through
Your servants – all I have
Needed to know – and in
These latter years –
You have expanded my
Understanding – Lord –
I am astounded at how much
I didn’t know – that now I know –

How great You are – So powerful –
So generous – so strong –
A billion volts of goodness
As one of your servants put it –
Your glory shines everywhere –

We are containers of your glory –
If only we could grasp this truth and
Let Your light glow from within us –
Let Your love flow from inside us –
If only … If only we would know it –
And not forget it – If only we would
Believe it and not doubt it – If only…

By Carol Ann Hoel © April 10, 2015


Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Matthew 10:1 – The Bible (KJV) – And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Matthew 10:8 – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

2 Peter 1:1-4 – Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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2 Responses to If Only … If Only …

  1. pattisj says:

    If only!


  2. Yes, if only. But the day is coming when we will know all we have in Christ and live in victory. Thanks for stopping by, Patti. Blessings to you…


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