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Barefoot Before the New Year

Does the New Year cause you to think anew about your "calling?"  If so, then maybe your soul will resonate with a poem Jill Briscoe wrote and read for students in an Indian seminary.

Jill says, "It is only when we live barefoot in our hearts that we will hear our renewed calling to ministry. It is only when we live barefoot in our hearts that we will know the true fear of God and be suitably afraid of the great God we serve and wish to obey his calling however hard it is. And it is there, barefoot in the presence of His holiness, where He will give us the courage to go where He wants us to go and do what He wants us to do."

Jill Briscoe "Barefoot in My Heart"Barefoot in My Heart
By Jill Briscoe

Barefoot I bow at this altar of grace,

Barefoot and humbled with tears on my face.

Ashamed and repentant I hear the Lord's voice

Barefoot and humbled He gives me a choice.

Holy the ground where the promise is made

Keep the fire burning Lord don't let it fade.

Help me obey You despite all my fears

Help me to serve You the rest of my years.

Barefoot accepting Your plan once again 

Give power for my fainting heart, peace in my pain.

Deal with the darkness give strength for my days

Barefoot and humbled I offer you praise!

Barefoot I bow at this altar of grace,

Barefoot and humbled with tears on my face,

Ashamed and repentant I respond to your call

Barefoot and humbled I give you my all!

Why not stand before the Lord? Slip off your shoes, wherever you are.

Listen! Can you hear your name? He's calling you. What will you say?

Before the New Year, would you go barefoot with me?  My prayer is that for those of us who have the opportunity to have extended time away from work - we won't waste it!  Instead, let's stand "barefoot in our hearts" before the Lord - expectantly!

Starting the Year Uncommonly
Stations that air "Telling the Truth" will be helping listeners start the year uncommonly.  How?  With a series by Pete Briscoe called "Uncommon Sense."  Learn more by downloading the January Promo Packet

Happy New Year!

Katie Burke


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