Wednesday, June 16, 2021

How Far?

This is a poem I shared on the blog May 2018. 
I'm sharing it again just with slight revisions. 

(How far?) For You, Lord
Written by Brooklyne 

How far would I go for You, Lord?
How much would I suffer for Your name? 
How long will I be faithful in the calling You have for me
How much would I give (up) for You? 

Would I travel 9,429 miles, for You? 
To be a light, the salt of the earth
Telling those I’m around about Your goodness and mercy
It's not all about me, but about You

Will I take that leap of faith, for You? 
Way outside of my comfort zone 
For a chance to be Your hands and feet
Overcoming my fear and failings

Would I stop doubting and start having faith, for You? 
Then I could stop fearing those giants 
And start hearing your calm reassurance
Blocking out all noise but Your promise: You will never leave me

Is it truly the Cry of My Heart to follow You?
When following You means being different
When following You means surrendering self
When following You means Your will, not mine
When following You means becoming heaven-minded


How far would I go for You, Lord? 
How far would I go it to bring one person closer to You?
How far will I take up my cross and follow you? 
How far will I be a soldier, for You?

Lord, please give me what it takes to travel across mountains and oceans, for You
Give me the strength I desperately need for when I suffer for Your names sake
Give me courage when I step out of my comfort zone, following Your will 
Give me words (to open hearts to you), when I have no words on my own

Lord, please give me what it takes to serve You 
Give me comfort when I’m hurting
Give me calmness and peace when anxiety threatens
Give me enough faith (and surrender) to trust in Your plan

Lord, take away my selfishness and worldly ambitions 
Take away my doubt in Your plan
Take away my worry that things will go wrong (my fear)
Take away my stubbornness, as if I could do it on my own

Lord, take away sinful nature that always is searching to satisfy
Take away my bad habits that cripple me to do Your work
Take away this unproductive fear of the unknown
Take away my micromanaging (You are in control)


Lord, I know you will give me my every need 
(You see the desires of my heart)
For look at the Lillies of the Field
Help me to trust in Your faithfulness 
(You are oh so faithful)
Be my guide and my strength. 

Next time I wonder how far I will go for You
Remind me of how far You went for me.
You left Your throne for me
You suffered for me

Lord, You came to this earth to die for me.
Because You love me
(oh how you love me)
Because You care
(You call me beloved)

Jesus, thank You for all You have gone through… for me. 

What is one area in your life where you feel God is teaching you something? Are you listening? What amazing way has God been moving in your life? Comment below!

Many Blessings, 
Brooklyne Elysse 


  1. This was a lovely poem, Brooklyne. <3

    1. Thanks so much for reading this updated version, Liberty! :)

  2. This is such a good poem Brooklyne! Love it <3

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    1. Thanks! Did you like reading this poem or listening to the voice recording better? I’m trying to decide if I want to do more recordings for the future...

    2. I really enjoyed the voice recording! I thought it was really cool!

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    1. It’s definitely a poem that’s close to my heart. <3