Friday, January 7, 2011

From The Tip Of My Tongue

I Corinthians 13:1
“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love,
I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (NISB)

The written word that comes from within
Speaks ever so softly to souls of the men
Who read and consider, then receive what is said
Into their own lives and, like sheep, they are led.

The warning is sounded as pen becomes tongue
That words not become noise like cymbals when rung
Clanging empty speeches and selfish desires
To those who seek truth that calms and inspires.

A spirit that is cold will reap much the same
From seeds that are planted with hopes of acclaim
Rootless, idle promises sent soaring like dreams
That will surely and quickly fall apart at the seams.

The continuing thread of each word that I write
Must be woven with His love for faith to become sight
And seek only to share what His Word reveals
As, through His Spirit, He speaks and He heals.

May I never forget that this mission of mine
Is a gift of the Father and I must align
My will with His as I write and as I live
May His love be the only hope that I give.

Nancy K. Sullivan

(Photo by Ken Kniskern at Copyright 2010)


Heidi said...

Beautiful, lovely poem!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder Nancy.

Dakota said...

Hey, I just came across your blog by doing a bit of blog-surfing, and I'm glad I did! I've added myself as your newest follower, and I hope you'll check out my Christian devotional site as well:

Have a blessed day!

In Christ,

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

covnitkepr1 said...

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Maria I. Morgan said...

Inspiring poem, Nancy! Our motives in life are SO important! When our gaze shifts from the Lord to self, our ambitions do fall apart. Thanks for this beautifully-written reminder!

Thankful I found your blog! I'd love for you to stop by Life Lessons. Have a blessed week!

Debbie Dillon said...

Oh, I LOVE this, Nancy. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gift with others :)

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