Oh that we should ride on the strength of the Lord

Each and every day of our race.

Oh, that we would let His swift and powerful legs

Continue to set the pace.

Oh, that each day's trumpet would

Open the gate and start us with great vigor,

And harnessed to Him 't would carry our spirits,

With all of His might and rigor.

Imagine the power intertwined as one

From the start of the gate till setting of sun.

Take off the weight of all that deters,

Let us not stumble on things that hinder

From the goal set before us our eyes fixed ahead,

We'll make it someday if we follow where led.

Sometimes the horse,

Sometimes the rider,

Sometimes the dirt on the ground.

Whatever my lot, whatever my station,

I pray that my heart will be found

Eager to run,

Eager to follow,

The pull of His reins on my life.

And full of His strength

Not in the fodder,

I'll run in the grace of each strife.

Carried to the finish and

Running for roses,

The race can never be won,

without perseverance,

Without some endurance,

Without His might and His Son.

Iris Carignan, 5/17/2015

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If you read my last post entitled Finding our Stride, you will see that this is the follow up poem I promised. It is dedicated to my grandson Brandon who just got promoted to high school. Both Brandon and his older brother Christian (who just graduated from high school) are bright young men who strive to follow where God leads them and continue to make us very proud. I hope wherever you are in your life race this poem will inspire you to "throw off every weight that hinders" and run with God's strength.
2015-06-15, Iris Carignan

I'm so proud of my son Brandon and Christian who were part of the inspiration behind this poem!
2015-06-15, Iris Carignan

This is such a wonderful gift for these grandsons who obviously have made you proud of the men they are becoming with Christ as their inspiration.
2015-06-15, Martha K.

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