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Have Thine Own Way Lord
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By Gary James Smith
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I'm here, I may not be all there, but I'm here
Enjoying moment by moment the journey God has planned
My plans, I found to be waiting on the backburner as the Lord leads my way
He knows the thoughts and intents of my heart and has chosen to stretch me and test me
It has been an endurance test and though at times I am tempted to take a failing mark
He comes along side to be my Helper and Friend and instills fresh vigour to continue on
I know He holds the future as He has created the past and sustains the present
If anyone is Rock Solid it is He, Almighty God and the Lord God Almighty
I'm ashamed at times as I acknowledge my failure's unto Him
How weak I am in the flesh to try and do it all alone
It is hopeless and helpless, I need Him, I need Him every hour and every moment
When my heart admits that fact, I am released of self and borne of the Spirit to realms of peace and joy 
Abiding in Him, I am a branch and He is the Vine
My goal henceforth is to bear fruit for the Master, thus fulfilling His calling upon my life
Have Thine own way Lord, have Thine own way!
Copyright Gary James Smith
June 25/2009 @ 2.45 p.m.

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Submitted: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last Updated: Thursday, June 25, 2009

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca

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