The Glory In Kneeling



There is more strength in letting go of the tears than in all the callus one can hold.
There is more courage in reaching out for help than facing all the demons alone.
There is more power in our silence than all the words we can say.
There is more glory in kneeling in the shadows in prayer
than just standing in the light's way.



Comments

  1. nice. that last line resonates...i struggled for a long time, still do at times in letting go of control...its hard to hold onto it on your knees....

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  2. so true and so beautiful! Thanks for the reminder to reach out

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  3. Ohhh this IS glorious! All I can add is Amen!

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  4. There is more glory in kneeling in the shadows in prayer
    than just standing in the light's way.

    :)

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  5. really beautiful. thanks for the reminder.

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  6. Carrie, your words are thoughtful and heartfelt. Beautiful writing, Carrie.

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  7. We're all made perfect in weakness . . . amen, Carrie!

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  8. I love it...especially the last lines...kneeling in shadows rather than standing and blocking the light. Truly something to contemplate.

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  9. i have such a difficult time staying silent ..this is a powerful way to look at it..thank you

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  10. ahhh..."power in our silence"...this is so beautiful carrie...

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  11. The "courage" line resonates for me - a little too close for composure's sake. I appreciate this post and will share it with others. I hope you don't mind. I am looking forward to more of your work in my daily feed!

    Hi, I’m Sharon. I’m here from Emily’s Imperfect Prose, enjoying each link and inviting everyone to stop in for my contribution, #47 Hearten Soul, Communication.

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  12. Bless you! I love the counter-intuitive values taught to us by Christ!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful. This reads like a prayer.

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  14. this is looking glass logic and I like it.
    The words in this really flowed. Good job!

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  15. beautiful Carrie. so beautiful. Thanks for coming to visit me today :)

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  16. and there is more truth in your words than you will ever know, dear carrie...

    this: more glory in kneeling in the shadows in prayer...

    amen. amen. amen. xoxo

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  17. this is so well written...and wise. I think it's all true....

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  18. we must never be afraid or ashamed to kneel in prayer - it is how the light comes in - blessings for sharing that thought...bkm

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  19. This is beautiful..
    The line of 'courage' somehow deepens into my body.. lovely. xo

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  20. this is breath-taking. I esp. like the power in silence line...it is so true and so hard to do for me, to keep my mouth shut, I mean :)

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  21. Thank you so much everyone...i wrote this many years ago, and feel so in awe to get such a wonderful response on this poem...your encouragment is such a blessing to me...:-)

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  22. Beautiful Carrie!
    And your right, more strength always comes from letting go...

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  23. This is a stunning piece, Carrie..gentle, wise and filled with grace. I too often stand in the way of my own light when I should be directing it elsewhere. Wonderful poem, and a much needed reminder of the power of humility...

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  24. Thank you GF...i have had to learn the letting go lesson many times in my life. :-)

    Imaginationlane i am so glad you stopped by. It is a reminder i must continually remind myself.:-)

    Katherine thank you for your warm compliment and encouragment! :-)

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