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How am I to Live

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Below is the poem entitled How am I to Live which was written by poet E. Pearl Anderson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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How am I to Live

I praise You the great Triune God:
 the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
who was; who is; and who will be
forever and ever through the ends of the earth
Your heritage is beyond measured time
The earth formless, void with darkness
You moved over the surface of the deep

Larger than time or space
Yet, gentle as a little lamb.
You’re the color of sunshine’s radiance
of twilights last gleam of reds and gold
of the rainbow arching from horizon to horizon.
I see you in the mighty ocean and the lady bug beetle
I feel your presence as the wind blows softly
Or when the spray of waterfall kisses my face

You walk in the world; the world does not see
You tell mankind how to walk
	“He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
	  And what does the Lord require of you
	But to do justice, and to love kindness,
	And to walk humbly with your God?”
But, how am I to live?

I praise you Lord Jesus
You came and walked healed taught and loved
You bore the sins of mankind
Your shoulders heavy with the weight of generations
From alpha to omega
You died that I might live forever;
But, how I am to live?

I praise you Holy Spirit
You came down as Jesus the Son ascended
You live within me because I believe
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Savior
Sweet Holy Spirit stay here with me
Empower and enable me to know;
How am I to live?

Open my eyes that I may see
Those hungry -- physically and spiritually help me
Those thirsty -- a simple drink to quench their thirst
Those naked – my closet is full
Those in prison – but, there are so many who are different
Those who are sick –a kind visit touch of hand a smile
May they see glimpses of you in me

I praise you God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit 
King of king Lord of lords
The Yahweh of history
Ever-present ever-powerful everlasting
I am but a speck in your grandeur;
Yet, you guide me and show me
How I am to live.

Micah 6:8


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  1. Date: 7/20/2014 6:56:00 PM

    Beautiful poem that prompts personal soul-searching and introspection. The faith you express—in lovely, poetic form— is inspiring. Thank you for a memorable, first-rate composition. Paul

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 5:28:00 AM

    Congratulations on your featured poem this week E. Pearl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 12:55:00 PM

    What a wonderful start to my weekend reading your wonderful poetry. Thank you for sharing your writing E. Pearl. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Love, Carol

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    Date: 7/17/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Praise be to God. Thanks for sharing