Follow the Clues
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills
Seeing the trees drop leaves
Only to return each spring
Alive again with a new song to sing
Ask for Guidance
"Follow me," says the Carpenter
In fear I put my feet out of the ship
Leaving it's "safety" only to flail
Nothing of mine to hold me
Inspect the Record
Abraham left home for the unknown land
Noah's ark, Abel's witness, Moses' stand
All esteeming the reproach of Christ
Greater gain then self's demand
Take the Gift
Freely offered--He reaches out to me
Waiting for my struggle to rest fully
In His love--my helpless soul
Redeemed by His Holy Blood
Hide in the Shelter
My heart sees Truth--Perfect Peace my reward
My feet now fall where He placed His own
Walking on water in the midst of the wind
Something precious provided--the Promise.....
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar (special, one's own) people, zealous of good works.
Growing in Christ happens very much the same way as accepting Him for salvation: by faith. God's Word is revealed to the heart, a choice is made to deem it worthy of trust, and to follow God's direction. It is a claiming of God's promise for a personal need.
How much more true this poem is to me today than when I first wrote it! Like one of the older hymns have said, " Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before."!
Happy Birthday, Jonathan! - Few people in the world enjoy and embrace life as much as our Jonathan. He is a mover and a shaker. Always doing something.....always making something........
4 years ago