This morning as I was praying and meditating, as a new day began to unfold, I thought of a poem that I had recently revised dealing with faith. As I located the poem in my files, I “happened to see” another poem on the same topic and came back to read it later. That particular poem ministered to me, as I was strengthened and encouraged in my faith. The original inspiration for the poem was a teaching on prayer by Pastor Michael Bivens of Equip U Ministries.
Faith as a Habit
I put on faith as a habit, worn as a garment.
I walk by faith, constantly renewing my mind
With the Word, prospering wherever I am sent.
In serving I ask to receive–I seek and find
That faithfulness always yields promises fulfilled,
For God is not a man that He should ever lie.
I pray the prayer of faith–with his stripes I am healed,
Being assured that every need God will supply.
Praying in the Spirit or with words I understand,
Crafting prayers to petition or express my praise,
I submit my will and embrace what He has planned,
Mindful of His goodness, as I consider my ways.
I long to listen to hear that I might obey
And trust His heart and act in faith each time I pray.
The opening phrase of the last line brought to mind a song that has come to mean a great deal to me, particularly of late, when more than ever I am continuing to learn to “Trust His Heart.” This video by Cynthia Clawson also provides the lyrics to this most meaningful song: