Three poems on the will of God

The will of God will not take you

A powerful statement regarding “The Will of God.”

Taken from 1 John 5: 14-15 in the Amplified Bible, the Verse of the Day for May 2, 2018 on Biblegateway.com contains a phrase that never fails to arrest my attention:

1 John 5:14- 15 (AMP):

This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us.

The expression “His will” or “the will of God” brought to mind three poems based on that topic compiled into what I called a “Triptych on the Will of God.” OxfordDictionaries.com offers this definition of the term “triptych”: “A set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together.” WordNet 3.6 provides this definition of triptych art, as “art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together).” Here is an example taken from the same source:

triptych altar
ONE LEAF OF A TRIPTYCH IN CATHEDRAL OF SEVILLE

Of the three attached poems in my triptych, two are original works while the third by is an anonymous author. The two pieces that I wrote are inspired by quotations and verses of scripture while the anonymous poem does not have any introductory material. A song related to the will of God is also inserted between the second and third poems and at the end of the series.

The Will of God

To find the will of God is the greatest discovery.     

To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge.                                               

To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.

Albert Schweitzer

 

My food is to do the will of Him who sent me,                     

and to finish His work.     

John 4:34 [NKJV]

                                                

To unearth at last the world’s most priceless treasure

And gaze upon the splendor of God’s sovereignty

Is to savor joy unspeakable beyond measure:

To find the will of God is the greatest discovery.

To know intimacy beyond the highest degree,

A confident assurance when I acknowledge

And embrace the path, the destiny, prepared for me:

To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge.

To live life, knowing I am covered by the Blood

Is to walk with no regret, never to lament,

For all decisions work together for the good:

To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.

Guided and protected by the Shepherd’s staff and rod,

I rejoice to find, to know and do the will of God.

 

Listen to “Your Will” by Darius Brooks

 

The Will of God II 

“The will of God, nothing less, nothing more, nothing else”

Anonymous

 

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God          

in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

 I Thessalonians 5:18

 

God unfolds before me the mystery of His will.

I may not fully understand, but I will nod

In agreement that I still say yes to His will.

Despite the rugged mountain terrain I have trod,

I persist and press on to fully do His will.

In everything give thanks: this is the will of God.

At all times and places I can fulfill His will.

Whatever comes my way I will serve Him until

The day when He calls me home or Christ returns.

I align my will with His until the two are one.

Ever the eager servant, I am one who learns

To humbly say, “Not my will but Yours be done.”

The will of God, nothing less, nothing more, nothing else,

But truly doing the will of God is something else.

 

“In Everything Give Him Thanks” so says 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir:

The Will of God

Author: Unknown
The will of God will never take you,
Where the grace of God cannot keep you.
Where the arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the army of God cannot protect you,
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.

A song connected to this particular poem is written by Deb Zemke; “His Will” is played and sung by Robert Jason.

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4 Responses to “Three poems on the will of God”

  1. Lisa Marie Says:

    Enjoyed the three pieces as one read – nice methapor combination pointing to truth.

    • Dr. J Says:

      Thanks for the comment. I added the music to weave the three poems together, focusing on the theme: “The Will of God.” Thanks for the like.

      I also appreciated your post on “The Journey Begins” from Julie Yip-Williams. Indeed, the journey continues.

      Thanks for the like.

  2. Evan Pyle Says:

    I am moved, and touched in my brokenness. Thank you, Lonnell. Thank you Jesus.

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