Refreshment for the Body and Soul

In life, there’s always a new challenge so instead of taking the credit for great accomplishments, give credit to God. Take inspiration from the song I Surrender All by Oslo Gospel Choir and surrender all so that God is in control. Then life is lived with staying power and meaning.

Overcome obstacles 
And meet any goal 
By letting God 
Take total control.

Instead of turning 
To your own abilities, 
Turn to the ONE 
With possibilities. 

Turn to the Lord
To get you out 
And honor Him
By giving Him a shout.

By praising with song
And surrendering all
To overcome
Any bad fall.

The grace given
Provides a clean slate
With peace forever
And a power so great.  

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-19-2021
Inspired by
“Refreshment for the Body and Soul”
Photo – This is a photo of the Royal Shakespeare Theater dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. The photo was taken when I went on a travel/study trip to England with a college group in July of 1983.  The life of Shakespeare is a lesson in determination as he went through some difficult times but went from shame to fame becoming England’s national poet known as Bard of Avon.

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3 Responses to Refreshment for the Body and Soul

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey and commented:

    It is only when we surrender all and let God take control that there is staying power and meaning.

  2. Turn to the One with possiblities. Amen! The God of possible things.

  3. Beautiful poem. It is all about letting God take total control. Very inspiring.


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