Not Perfect, But Willing, #100
Poetry of Christian FaithApril 20, 2023
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Not Perfect, But Willing, #100

100, 10-10, SHOW  NOTES & COPYRIGHTS,  (Scheduled 4/20/2023)


Today we are reading and discussing a poem about what God has offered us and 2 new poems written for today’s podcast.

We’ll start with a poem from God’s Rhyme, on page 106.

JOHN 3:16

“For God so loved the world that He gave His 

only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him 

should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NIV)

God loved us, 

He gave us,

His only Son,

For everyone,

Who believes

In His Son

Should not, 

Will not,


But have 



What could be more poetic,

More comforting than this?

No words of yours or mine

Could convey love like His.

Gave His son,

Whoever believes,

Life everlasting,

There is nothing,

Not a thing,

Left to say.


Thank you Lord 

For Your love.


So, one day I thought I could make god's love for us sound more poetic, make it sound more . . . whatever that it is in the Bible.  I couldn't and happily admit it.  The work of God in human hands . . .   It should be left in God's hands.



The time has come,

At least for some,

To kneel in prayer

For what is there.

‘tis not the end,

Hearts left to mend,

Once having heard

Through prayer a word.

In the race we run,

Is the shining Son,

Filling us with love

As we look above.

The road we take,

That God did make,

Follow through faith

Knowing His grace.

It is not goodbye,

No question of why.

We did kneel and pray.

He will lead the way,

And in knowing Him,

So we will follow.                                  tcarter, 4/9,10/2023



Not perfect, but willing.

God continues instilling,

My soul constantly filling.

I look to the skies,

Wipe tears from my eyes,

Answering my whys.

Not perfect on this earth,

Yet I have found my worth,

That began with a birth.

Not perfect today,

So again I pray

I follow God’s way.

I am not perfect in my present life, 

but God is perfect and Jesus will

lead me to perfection.                                (tcarter, 4/11/2023)


As we come to the end of today’s podcast, let us pray.

Dear Heavenly Father, Dave, I thank you for the time You have given us to record these podcasts.  Through this time, we both have experienced growth in our faith and the need for You in our lives.  We hope that we have been able to touch at least a few listeners when they needed to hear what You have done in our lives and the patience You have had with us during this time, and before, in our lives.  We know that this is not the end of our days with You.  We trust in You, knowing that if we are open to Your will for our lives, tomorrow, at its worst, will be better because of You, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

We pray for those who have listened to a podcast or a few that they feel their presence in their lives as they have given their lives to You through Your Son Jesus.  

You are a mighty God, The one true God, Your love is perfect.  Thank You Father for Your Son, Jesus, and Your Holy Spirit.  Thank You for the blessings you have bestowed on us,

We pray in the name of Jesus.


And may we remember the words from 2 Corinthians, 12:9; 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, 

my power is perfect in weakness.”

At the beginning and at the end

And every moment in between,

May our strength be for His strength

So His perfection may be seem.

(from God Still Rhymes, Concluding Prayer)

We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer.

Amen                                                                                                                                           (2/26/23)

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