June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by



Sep 9, 2009

Prayer for Tomorrow

By Bernadine J. McIntosh

Promise me tomorrow
I heard someone pray
That I may serve you
In a special way

Today, I’m just too busy,
With a dozen things to do
And I don’t have time
To spend with you

But if you’ll promise me tomorrow
I’ll give my life
Completely to your service
On that very night
Promise me tomorrow

I cannot promise you tomorrow
Was the sad reply
You need to manage wisely
The time you have today

The tomorrow you pray for
Is always out of reach
Now is the acceptable time
To yield your life to me

If you wait until tomorrow
It may be too late
And you’ll not spend eternity
Within my gates
I cannot promise you tomorrow.



Believe it or not, I wrote this poem over 12 years ago, when I was in college. I was bargaining with God to help me pass a test I had not studied for. During my bargaining I promised him faithfully that I would be sure to study for the next test well in advance.



How’d I do?
Well let’s just say that when you bargain with God be sure to do your part and that’s all I’m saying on that!:)



In reading the poem you'd probably never have guessed what I was thinking when I wrote it because it really doesn't seem to relate to not studying for a test but somehow, that's where I got the inspiration for the poem from. I guess you find inspiration in the most unlikely places:)



What's the silliest bargain you've ever tried to make with God?



GT Magazine Sept/Nov '09

3 comments:

Denise said...

Such a great poem sweetie.

Warren Baldwin said...

Good poem! I must admit, I had numerous thoughts running through my mind when studying for college tests, but writing a poem was not one of them! Wish it had been. This was well done.

I'm quoting you today in my new blog post later. Just wanted to see if that was ok with you. Thanks,
wb

Faith Imagined said...

What a wonderful poem and so applicable to every situation including exams!

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