Thursday, February 15, 2007

Make Me Thy Fuel

From prayer that asks that I may be

Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,

From fearing when I should aspire,

From faltering when I should climb higher,

From silken self, O Captain, free

Thy soldier who would follow Thee.

~*~

From subtle love of softening things,

From easy choices, weakenings,

(Not thus are spirits fortified,

Not this way went the Crucified)

From all that dims Thy Calvary,

O Lamb of God, deliver me.

~*~

Give me the love that leads the way,

The faith that nothing can dismay,

The hope no dissapointment tire,

The passion that will burn like fire;

Let me not sink to be a clod:

Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.

~Amy Carmichael

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Amen. From silken self I would be free, too. Thank you for the reminder, the encouragement, the sting, even.

Love you.
Mama

Ana said...

Oh, Thank you again for sharing such wonderful words with us! I loved it!