Poems

Heart Change

Through Surrender
No short cuts
No formula
No bypass

Through Surrender
Not solo
Not easy
Not by effort but with discipline

Through Surrender
No pride
No fear
No blame

Through Surrender
Not fake
Not instantaneous
Not for me alone but for others

Through Surrender
Captured by His Glory
Amazed by His Grace
Grateful for His Goodness

Through Surrender
Compelled by His Love
Empowered by His Spirit
Engaged by His Word

Through Surrender
Astonished at His Greatness
Satisfied in His All-Sufficiency
Yielded to His Sovereignty

Through Surrender change my heart

©Stephen C. Kilgore

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

One Commnet on “Heart Change

  1. This is good. Often I think of heart change in terms of parenting. A good reminder to allow myself to be changed first.

    Mary Anne

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