"What have you learned,
These many years;
From walking close to Me?"
This question…I did hear.
First of all…I must admit,
And, closest to my mind;
Is the thought…too small a box I've built,
Trying to contain, a God so BIG…as mine.
Why do we try to fashion,
A God…after our own image;
When, it's He who has made us,
Fashioned and crafted…for His usage?
I think of His gifts to us,
So used and mis-used;
And, how it must grieve His heart,
To see His gifts of Love…abused.
Have we turned around…completely,
All He has lavished upon us;
And, worshipped the creature…not Creator,
This…we should consider and discuss.
His gifts to us…the purest,
Out of His Love…no strings attached;
We, somehow demean Him,
And, all His generous acts.
And, how about the many times,
We've known His will…and did not do it;
Then, wondered why His voice was still,
So still….we could not hear it?
But these…all negative,
Don't build-up…or edify;
When our God…He is all positive,
And, on Him…we can rely.
It does take that close walk,
A one-on-one with Him;
No second-hand relationships,
That still, small voice…listen to Him.
All the times we come to Him,
Most times we'd not be in such a mess,
If, to His voice…we were heeding.
We've lost the art of listening,
In this world, of fast-pace and instant;
Have we grown tired enough…yet,
Of living only for the moment?
Relationships must be cultivated,
They don't happen over-night;
God knows all about us,
Let's learn about Him…'twill be our greatest delight.
In time…we shall know all about Him,
And, this we'll learn first-hand;
Not other's thoughts about Him,
But, one-on-one…as He's planned.
Then, we can say…with certainty,
Yes, I have learned a lot;
A lot about my God,
For, it's He who has taught!
Jan. 1, 2001
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