Footprints: The True Story Behind the Poem that Inspired Millions

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For years, countless lives have been touched by the popular "Footprints" poem. This new gift book features stories and reflections on how this poem came to be.

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Overview

For years, countless lives have been touched by the popular "Footprints" poem. This new gift book features stories and reflections on how this poem came to be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310812159
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 710,787
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Fishback Powers is the author of the world-famous "Footprints" poem. When she wrote the poem in 1964, she was a young woman searching for direction at a crossroads in her life. She has traveled the world as an evangelist with her husband, Paul, for more than twenty-five years.
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Footprints

The True Story Behind the Poem
By Margaret Fishback Powers

Inspirio

Copyright © 2006 Margaret Fishback Powers
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780310812159

Chapter One

Yet we should not ignore our dreams. God will sometimes use our dreams to assure us of his promises or to tell us something about himself. And when God does speak to us in dreams, he will also help us understand them ...

[God] said, "Listen to my words: "When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams." -Numbers 12:6

I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. -Joel 2:28

* * *

Jesus left his disciples with a great promise that is true for us today: "Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:20).

God's presence with us is a reality. Acts 2:17 also tells us that God will pour his "Spirit on all people." As we dream our dreams with the knowledge that God is with us, we will begin to see things as Christ does and dream dreams inspired by the Holy Spirit that are worth re-telling and following.

God Is With Us ... In Our Daily Walk

I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

A close walk withthe Lord is an important part of a believer's life ...

He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths. -Isaiah 2:3

I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice. -Proverbs 8:20

May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers. -1 Kings 8:58

Your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. -Psalm 26:3

Walk in the way of understanding. -Proverbs 9:6

He whose walk is upright fears the Lord. -Proverbs 14:2

The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them. -Hosea 14:9

He whose walk is blameless is kept safe. -Proverbs 28:18

Let us walk in the light of the Lord. -Isaiah 2:5

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." -Isaiah 30:21

* * *

The Bible tells us that maintaining a close walk with God is a command we must obey, not merely a suggestion we may want to consider.

I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. -Genesis 17:1

What does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. -Deuteronomy 10:12

Love the Lord your God ... walk in all his ways ... hold fast to him. -Deuteronomy 11:22

The Lord will establish you ... if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways. -Deuteronomy 28:9





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Excerpted from Footprints by Margaret Fishback Powers Copyright © 2006 by Margaret Fishback Powers. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Posted June 11, 2011

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    spiritually! INSPIRATION ! ROMANTIC!

    THIS BOOK IS FULL OF BEAUTIFUL POEMS ,AND COMPARES IT TO GOD WORDS,
    THIS IS VERY HELPFUL ON STAYING SPIRITUALLY FIT.
    IS A MUST HAVE FOR A COLLECTIONS OF INSPIRATIONS.
    Footprints help me as a U.S Army soldier throw my adventures, and Dangers I face throw my Iraq deployment.

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