No Way to Repay – A Poem

We learned in church last Sunday that faith is a gift. We can’t earn it and we could never pay God back for this wonderful gift. As I pondered this, I was reminded of the many good gifts our Lord has given that we can never repay. I am thankful that He does not expect us to repay Him, but is pleased that our gratitude for His wonderful gifts leads us to an abundant life in fellowship with Him.

No Way to Repay

There is no way
I could ever repay
The gifts You’ve given me

The gift of faith
Helps me stand firm
Desiring to obey

The gift of grace
Helps me forgive
Sends anger away

The gift of peace
Helps me not worry
Trusting You for today

The gift of hope
A future that’s sure
No need to live in dismay

The gift of love
Shown on the cross
For sinners You did pray

There is no way
I could ever repay
But my life I give to You

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8 responses to “No Way to Repay – A Poem

  1. How true! There is no way we could ever repay all that our great God has done for us and is still doing for us. Our grateful hearts respond by praising Him and following His will for us, but it can never repay – and He does not seek recompence. He seeks our praise and we give it wholeheartedly.

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  2. I love how He gives you these poems! This one just covers so much, what a blessing. And the ending . . .just perfect. We can’t repay, but we love Him and want to give Him something too . . . .ourselves. Thank you for letting Him write poems through you! God bless you and hug you for me today!

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  3. This is such a beautiful poem. And I also like the words you shared that preceded the poem.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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    • Theresa, The poems like this that come to me during prayer time always seem to be the best. 🙂 I worked for hours last night trying to put together a “found poem” on faith using snippets of scripture and never got it done. I wrote this in about 5 minutes. Gotta love the ideas that come from the Lord! Peace, Linda

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  4. Richard Cook

    “There is no way
    I could ever repay
    But my life I give to you”
    What occurred to me after some time spent in fellowship with our God, is, I have to make Him my Lord before He can be my Savior. You are so right, our lives are to be lived for Him.
    Thanks Richard.

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    • Richard, Thanks for the nice comment. For me, it was when I realized the magnitude of His being my savior and my need for Him as such that I was able to call Him Lord. I agree that our lives are meant to be lived for Him and with Him. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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