Friday, August 7, 2009


i've been reading the purpose driven life by rick warren for a while now & today remembered this great poem from one of the beginning chapters.

"the only accurate way to understand ourselves
is by what God is & by what he does for us"
-romans 12:3 {the message}

you are who you are for a reason.
you're part of an intricate plan.
you're a precious & perfect unique design,
called God's special woman or man.

you look like you look for a reason.
our God made no mistake.
he knit you together within the womb,
you're just what he wanted to make.

the parents you had were the ones he chose,
and no matter how you may feel,
they were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
and they bear the Master's seal.

no, that trauma you faced was not easy.
and God wept that it hurt you so;
but it was allowed to shape your heart
so that into His likeness you'd grow.

you are who you are for a reason,
you've been formed by the Master's rod.
you are who you are, beloved,
because there is a God!
- russell kelfer -

happy friday!


Dawn M said...

A beautiful reminder, I started to read this book, but never finished it, I am inspired to do so now...

Melafrique said...

So so true. Be blessed.

Unknown said...

Really nice poem... I've read his book too. Unfortunately, I'm not finish reading it. His book really reminds us of how great is the love of GOD for us.