To Be Used of God

In Apples of Gold by Nina GausLeave a Comment

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence.1 Corinthians 1:27-29

“O Lord,” she asked, “please use me!”
And this the Lord replied,
“I have a few requirements,
These must yourself describe.”
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“The first, I’ll say, is ‘foolish,’
The world will call you this.
Foolish to confound the wise,
The ‘worldly-wise’ that is!”
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Foolish men I’ve used before,
Who gave up all for me –
Because they knew they’d gain rewards
That’d last eternally.
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The second on my list is ‘weak,’
For then my power can flow;
In and through the humble one
Who to the Lord will go.
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‘Weak’ to shame the ‘mighty ones’
Who lack the one true God –
Righteous prophets, and judges small,
Defeated kings against all odds.”
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“Wait, my Lord, I’m so confused –
For foolish and weak am I!
But need I not be great and strong,
To please my Lord on high?”
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“I will finish up my list,
My child, with just three more,
And when I’m done, it will be clear,
What I desire for sure!
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The third description I will choose
Is ‘base’ things of the world;
Things esteemed of little worth –
Forgotten, Low, Absurd.
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Women full of ill repute,
Were saved – to tell others the way!
Even a donkey can be used,
The words of the Lord to say!
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‘Things despised’ is number four,
What others may loathe and scorn.
Though overlooked by most who see,
God uses to open closed doors.
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Like, lepers of old time,
Grotesque, ill, and shamed.
God choose to lead first
To the victory feast he’d made.
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Last on our list
Is that you must be ‘not,’
In other words, really
Not esteemed as a lot.
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For a man who is small
In his own eyes, and poor;
Is to me the perfect vessel –
The humble heart, I’ll restore.
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So, you see, my dear child,
If you want to be used,
Check over this list,
And see if that describes you.
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For I long to work through,
Every soul that I can!
Humbly trust and obey,
Then come be part of my plan!”

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