Inimitable Awe

In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation.
” ~ Psalm 5:3

Awed by the inimitable work of His Hands,
His fathomless grace,
the ceaseless wonder of His love,
I pause, challenged by these timeless words:

IF I ask to be delivered from trial
rather than for deliverance out of it,
to the praise of His glory;

IF I forget that the way
of the cross
leads to the cross
and not to a bank of flowers;

IF I regulate my life on these lines,
or even unconsciously my thinking,
so that I am surprised
when the way is rough
and think it strange,
though the word is,
‘Think it not strange,’
‘Count it all joy,’
then I know nothing of
Calvary love.
” ~ Amy Carmichael

Count it all joy, my friends, this day, this love, His grace,
and be most blessed!

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15 responses to “Inimitable Awe

  1. A beautiful message of encouragement, Cindee. Thank you!


  2. Amy’s poem of Calvary Love is one of my favorites. I have a book of her poems and am always challenged by her deep faith. Thanks for sharing this!


  3. Jody Collins

    such a beautiful reminder, Cindee!


  4. Beautiful photos, and words. As I read down, I was wondering who wrote them. Then I saw: Amy Carmichael, one of my favorite women of God. And she knew, didn’t she? Truth to remember, in both times of ease and roughness. Thank you for sharing it.


  5. Cindee,
    I have often reminded myself to “count it all joy” through struggles. Thank you for both the words and the images.
    Peace and good to you.


  6. hisandtheirbeloved

    I often remind myself to “count it all joy” in times of struggle. Thank you for both the beautiful words and the powerful images.
    Peace and good to you.


  7. Love how those if….if…ifs…take me to the “then”…


  8. This got me:
    IF I forget that the way
    of the cross
    leads to the cross
    and not to a bank of flowers;

    And the teardrop on the first photo.


  9. lynnmosher

    Beautiful, Cindee! And yes, that first photo is awesome!


  10. Good reminding poem. So much on our plates; we forget the spiritual basics so often. Thank you.


  11. The top photo is a one-of-a-kind capture! Such an eye for delicate and striking detail!


  12. that dew drop shimmers with praise:)


  13. I found you on SheWrites! So glad I did.


  14. Geli Z.

    I saw that you posted some work by Amy Carmichael. She’s fantastic and I actually work for the publishing company that produces a lot of her books! I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a review on a new one we have out, called Plowed Under.
    Email me if you are interested!
    Thank you for your consideration,
    Geli Ziegler


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