Nov 14, 2010


Have you ever felt this way?

Sometimes I enter your house Lord
And it’s not where I want to be
I don’t feel like lifting my hands
Or singing praises to your name

I don’t want to hear the preacher
Preach a message about God’s grace
I want the service to be over
So I can be on my way

But as I sit in the sanctuary
And I begin to meditate
I think about all you’ve done
And how you saved me by your grace

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And as I think about you Lord
The tears begin to slowly fall
As the iciness within my heart
Begin to melt from your son’s warmth

So I slip my hand to heaven
And begin to praise your holy name
Because Lord I do realize
This you do require of me

You want me to praise you
When I feel like and when I don’t
To deny the natural man
And tune in to only you

As I tune into your frequency
You begin to speak to me
You let me know that you are pleased
With my sacrificial praise

By the time I leave the service
My attitude is totally changed
And I wonder within myself
Why didn’t I want to praise God’s name?

Trusting Him,


  1. Hi Bernadine -

    This is a great poem. I love it.
    Thank you so much.

    Your words encourage, inspire, and remind us of how vital it is to give our Lord His due glory!

    Praise His awesome holy name!

  2. This, precious friend is PRICELESS!!

  3. I always love seeing a new post from you, Bernadine. And, this one is very special and beautiful. He loves you out of your 'don't feel like it' mood. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Yes I've also been there and do praise and thank God for moving the iciness,beautiful poem Bernadine.

  5. Bernadine, yes, yes, yes there have been many times that I've felt this way. I thank Him for His grace and mercy. Beautifully written!

  6. I love, love, love this poem! I especially love the line about tuning into God's "frequency". I have been meditating on that exact thought over the past few months.

  7. Oh what a beautiful poem. May I please share it? I will link back to your blog.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog also. I really appreciate your visit and lovely comments.

    Bek xx


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