Archive for October, 2010


Is That Your Voice, Lord?

I’ve always been told that it’s hard to understand
When God needs you, and when he doesn’t.
I wonder where He is in this land,
And if He cares where I am.

I grew up with a priest who wasn’t really my father,
But in a way I had three.
I had the man who bore me, for he was my father,
I had the priest who raised me, for he was like a father,
And I had my Lord God, for he was and is my heavenly Father.

For most of my young life,
I never expected to know
Whether God would see me through my strife
Or leave me to be alone.

Yet one night the priest called me to his room,
So there I went, not once, but thrice!
And each time he turned me away,
Saying he had no need for me to satisfy.

But finally he realized,
I had really heard a voice.
He told me it was the Lord Jesus Christ,
The one I love the most.

So I went back to bed,
And when I heard Him speak,
I said I was there,
And listened with a thirsting need.

He told me of the marvelous plans he had for me,
But also of death and danger to come.
He said not to worry for the priest,
For He would take him home.

But as for his sons,
Their deaths would be tragic.
With none
To witness their struggle.

And when the next morning came,
To the priest I explained,
All the wonder and troubles
That were to come.

Everything’s all right now,
And God’s still with me.
My name is Samuel,
From Israel.

 

gbu,

Christrocks

 

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Follow the Lord

Sometimes it’s hard to follow the Lord in everything we do. Some days we feel like the perfect role model for a good Christian, and others…well, can be hard to do the right thing. We might be tricked into thinking “it’s okay. I’m a good Christian on Sunday and Wednesday. Oh, and Friday too! It’s okay if I’m not so great those other days, right?” But the answer is “wrong”, even though we don’t want to hear that. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the effort. Remember, every good thing we do earns us reward in heaven! But it shouldn’t just be about a reward. Imagine God looking down on you, smiling at your efforts to stay on the straight path, and giving you a pat on the back. Now imagine Him looking down at you with tears in His eyes, sighing, and looking away from your sin. Which would you rather have? His approval, or His disappointment? I think I can guess.

gbu!

Christrocks