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How can I keep from writing?

I was so inspired by Christ Tomlin’s song How can I keep from singing?  As I have listened to the song, it did made me think about my God-given talents, so I copy the entire song and changed some lyrics to some personal lines.

I was not born a singer. I don’t have a golden voice, but God has blessed me with the passion for writing. If singers can sing worship songs for God then I believe the writer in me can also write something for Him.

A pastor once asked, “if we can cheer for the basketball players, boxers and other athletes, what more to God who deserves all the praise?”

If I could write about anything, what more about the one who gives me the hands to write, the mind to think, the knowledge to match the words, and the wisdom to inspire. All things come from Him, and to Him it shall return.


So here’s my version of How can I keep from writing?

There is an endless story
Originates in my soul
I see the lines form
And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from writing Your praise?
How can I ever say enough?
How amazing is Your love?
How can I keep from publishing Your name?
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to write

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives
And I will walk with You
Knowing You’ll see me through
And write the parables You give

I can write in the troubled times
Write when I win
I can write when I lose my step
And I fall down again
I can write ’cause You pick me up
Write ’cause You’re there
I can write ’cause You read me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can write with my last thoughts
Write for I know
That I’ll praise with the angels
And the saints around the throne

No one can stop me from writing my praise. I will write until my messages reached the heavens, and I will write until I meet my author.

Chris Tomlin’s How can I keep from singing

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