Give me not a god,
a god that I control.
Don’t give me a god
that I can mold.
Give me GOD, THE LIVING GOD,
who’s free to come and go.
I need GOD, the REAL GOD,
who knows more than I know.
GOD, Himself, who created Life,
and all living things—
GOD, who lives, and to my life
His own LIFE He brings.
I want GOD, the HOLY GOD,
who has a master plan.
GOD, the GOD who acts in grace,
though I can’t understand.
Where is GOD, the GOD OF TRUTH,
who tells it like it is;
Though painful it may seem to me,
shapes my heart like His?
I see GOD, the MIGHTY GOD,
when I look at the cross,
Who gave His life that I might live,
removing all the dross.
This GOD, THE GOD I’m looking for,
is greater than the world;
Able to do anything,
simply by His Word.
I will wait for GOD, THE LOVING GOD,
THE GOD OF POWER, still,
Who can, in JESUS, fill my heart,
and conform me to His will.
(Poem was written for our oldest grandchild, Ansley, for her fourth birthday. She is now twenty-five, married, and has a three-year-old daughter.)
4 thoughts on “A Child’s Plea for God”
Very nice memory to keep as a family treasure!
That was really beautiful. It is to him, we bow.