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Caroline Champion

The Christians of the world raised their hands,
but I stopped to make sure I wasn’t the the only one.
I felt the prompting of your Spirit.
but I pretended I didn’t hear you.
I felt compassion on the passing people,
but a mix of pride and embarrassment kept me down.
I want to spread your light into this world,
but my darkened awkwardness dims it.
I’m sorry I let you down today.
I want to bring glory to your name, but I’m failing.
Please help me to raise my hand in confidence.

 

BE BOLD: Remember a time when you felt the urge to stand up for God but were too embarrassed. Ask God to make you bold in your faith.

 

—from devozine (March/April 2004). Copyright © 2004 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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