Because Of YOU

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Because Of YOU

By Elsie J Ruiz

 

TO MY ALMIGHTY FATHER…
“THANK YOU FATHER FOR REMINDING ME
THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE.
NO MATTER WHAT I GO THROUGH OR
STRUGGLE WITH,
NO MATTER THE PAIN OR THE HURT,
YOU REMIND ME THAT YOU ARE THERE.”

 

IF I DO NOT CRUMBLE,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I DO NOT BREAK DOWN AND CRY,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I DO NOT GIVE UP EACH DAY
WHEN I FACE WHAT LIES AHEAD,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I DO NOT LOSE CONTROL
AT THE PEOPLE THAT ATTACK ME-
MY ENEMIES, THE ONES THAT HURT ME-
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I DON’T FIND MY HEART IN PIECES
LAYING BY MY SIDE EACH MORNING
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I FIND MYSELF REJOICING,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I LOVE MY LIFE,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I FIND CREATION WRITTEN IN MY HEART,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I SEE THE HOPE IN EVERYTHING I TOUCH,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I CAN LOVE MY NEIGHBOR
AND GIVE SO MUCH WHEN I THOUGHT
MY CUP WAS EMPTY,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

IF I CAN LAUGH AND DANCE AND THANK
AND SMILE AND LOVE,
IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU.

MY LORD, FOR ALL THAT I AM NOT—
AND WILL NEVER BE. YOU WHO WRAP
YOUR LOVING ARMS AROUND ME
WITH YOUR LOVE AND GIVE ME LIFE
EACH AND EVERY DAY. BEFORE YOU,
MY LORD, I LAY MY LIFE TODAY.

FOR IF I WILL BE OF ANY WORTH,
IT WILL BE…….BECAUSE OF YOU.

 

Elsie Ruiz

As a leader In World Prayr, Elsie has raised the bar in what it means to be a true servant of the King of Kings, serving others unselfishly within the will of God, as His messenger.

Many are blessed as she prayerfully authors encouraging daily scriptural insights for each day of the week in #mydailyprayr on @worldprayr twitter.

Elsie is the Founder of Shepherd’s Way International, Inc. which was established with the mission to feed His sheep, in the manner of the Good Shepherd. It reaches out to those in need while developing novel products intended to be the source of their fundraising. Proceeds are poured into the coffers of other like minded organizations, churches, institutions and individuals in the hopes of fortifying their humanitarian services.

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