In this video, my personal anthem, “Takes Nothing More,” is to inspire faith in He who strengthens, helps, and upholds.
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As someone who was born and has lived with the challenges that come with forms of blindness, I have been blessed to feel the enlightening touch of God’s unseen hand when He has reached out to direct me. To me, faith is as sight.
I shall evermore be thankful for the hyperacuity of God-given discernment that often keeps me from harm and distress. And I have come to trust that, sometimes, I must take a hit or go through something; when I have later reflected on such painful experiences, there were the eureka moments when I could see how God had worked to strengthen me for my own good.
“My son, let them not vanish from your sight; keep sound wisdom and discretion, so they will be life to your soul and adornment to your neck. Then you will walk in your way securely and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” – Proverbs 3:21-24 (NASB)
I know, deep in my heart, this truth: I could not have survived without the interventions by God who saved me, nor could I have come this far without His divine guidance that led me through the darkest valleys.
Takes Nothing More: The Song
In 2002, I was prayerfully inspired to compose my personal anthem, “Takes Nothing More.” I had just emerged from the shadow of the nethermost valley in my life. Although I had lost so much, I could not have denied that I had come through that dark place due to the aid of God’s unseen hand who, as I believed in Him all the more He, had carried me; I would not have otherwise been long for this world. I wrote about that trial in chapter nine of my book, The Hope of Personal Apocalypse:
Some of you have, at times, expressed interest in my source of patience and strength. I duly credit the One who made me … just as I am; He has been and shall evermore be the Hope of my life who gives peace that surpasses all understanding.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)
I pray that the works of my faith would inspire and strengthen you to overcome the challenges in your life with my Savior.
Takes Nothing More: Lyrics
“So patiently revealed to me was Your love. What once I could not see Is now obvious to me. Your mercy’s great. … Your loving grace … You save me. I am before You on my knees. I give You all of me
My days of doubting are over. I firmly stand on the water. Lord I can see You. I will constantly seek You as I walk alone on the ocean to be with You. I want to be with You, O Lord.
… takes nothing more. It takes no more than You Lord to bring me to my feet, to make my life complete. When I feel lost, when I am bound, You’re with me to guide my way through the night. O Lord, I’m so glad You’re in my life.“
My purpose for this blog, my book, and all else is purely for the means to further share the hope of my life that, in faith, has sustained me. My utmost desire is to do the good works that God would have us all do to lift one another up.
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