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Lord, I am a Blind Sheep!—A Prayer from Kinuko-san

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I was so touched by dear Kinuko-san’s recent post—a poem that she wrote. I asked her permission to reblog her post. You can find the original here: http://japanesebiblewoman.blogspot.com/2015/10/lord-i-am-blind-sheep-my-poem-and-prayer.html

Please go check out her site. She is such a tender maiden for our Lord. 🙂

“Lord, I am a Blind Sheep”

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Lord, I am a blind sheep.

A dull sheep who runs about thoughtlessly.

Even truth-seeking heart would lose its power in front of this dullness.

The tragedy is that, though I know well that there are various wolves with sheep clothes,

walking about, seeking whom they may deceive,

I cannot hear Thy voice very well!

One day, am I going to be eaten by one of them?

Since I am blind and cannot hear very well,

would You do me a special favor?

Even after calling me by name and leading me out to the pasture,

Lord, would you continue to carry me through to the final destination?

Because of Thy servant’s dullness and weakness,

please grant me Thy special mercy.

[written by Kinuko]

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6 thoughts on “Lord, I am a Blind Sheep!—A Prayer from Kinuko-san

  1. Dearest Kaychan, I came to your blog to ask Him to bless you and your life in the name of Jesus Christ. It is so rare to see such a pure and passionate young maiden like you and I love you dearly. Our way is indeed narrow and steep but this is my prayer that He will carry us through in His strong arms. p.s. I am under hard accusations from liberal Christians and non-Christians because of my belief according to John 14:6 (Jesus is the only way to reach Father.) I am so grateful if you could pray for me that He would protect me from the strife of tongues. Thank you. Kinuko

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    • Dearest dearest Kinuko,

      You do not know how much these beautiful words mean to me this morning. During my quiet time this morning, I felt an utter sense of discouragement as I looked at my life. I felt like I couldn’t seem to hold on to any of the precious seeds or fruit of my life, much less make new ones! I felt like all the souls I had begun to reach were slipping away, not to speak of impacting more souls! I felt discouraged since my words and outreach seemed to have little effect and I too have been a bit attacked lately, though surely not as badly. I was weeping bitterly at this all, as it seemed like an ocean swallowing me up. I asked the dear Lord to help me and show me in His Word what I needed to hear. He uplifted my heart by speaking to me through His Word and different songs etc. saying, “Do not be discouraged, but continue in well-doing. Continue to work. I am with you.” O how I felt overwhelmed with gladness! The Lord had not forsaken me! And He won’t ever. He was right there, hearing my prayer, and He had seen me try, even though I often failed or stumbled! He was there in love, holding me! And I fell into His arms in unspeakable love and worship for our Lord!

      And if all of that was not enough, He sent you, dearest Kinuko! He sent you with tender words that touched my heart and refreshed my soul! That gave me new fervor and longing for my Lord! How amazing is our God!

      Dearest Kinuko, do not be dismayed. For God is with you. He is working in many hearts. Know that He told us that we would certainly face persecution. Paul said this:

      (2Timothy 3:12-14)
      “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution….But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;”

      My dear sister, you are a shining light to the world, a living testimony for our Lord. And I am assured that one day, when you stand before our God, He will say to you, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” For you have not sought the praise of men. You have not given way to their railings. You have not denied our Lord. But instead you have stood firm through every trial and have blessed the name of our God continually, testifying of what is the Truth and that no man can change it. You are His servant, His child. And He surely delights in you every day. Because you have continued and held fast to the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them. You are reflecting His character of faithfulness to all the world. May God bless you and show you that you will receive your eternal reward hereafter for your works in the sight of these accusers. Be strong and of good courage. God is with you.

      Your little sister,
      Kay-chan

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      • Kay-chan, I wept as I read your comfort and powerful words. I strongly believe that today, He used your mouth to stir up my trembling heart. Through this trial, He has shown me two important things;
        1) If Jesus had come to this world in 2015 (instead of 2000 years ago), He was surely put to death by the followers of the Postmodern god as “fanatic- fundamentalist”.

        2) He also showed me who belongs to Him, the Man of Sorrow and Crucified. There are some believers (including you and Sanae) who stood up and boldly defended His authenticity as the only Savior. May God reward all of them.

        Whenever I am discouraged, I will read your message again and again. Thank you so much! Kinuko

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