The Choice

Connecting Points

Friday, January 13, 2012

Today’s Topic: The Choice

Today’s Text:  Isaiah 57:12  I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.

A summary of Isaiah 57:3-13.

I sit and ponder, at the break of day,

How much of life is lived my way.

Choices are made that bring me rewards;

People are hurt by my sneers and my words.

The lust of the flesh and a life of pride,

Are waging a war with the Spirit inside.

It’s easy to worship the world and its things,

Seeking contentment in sin’s offerings.

Hiding in secret the things that bring shame,

Rejecting the honor that’s due to Your Name.

My sin saps my strength and makes me so weary,

But still I am not repentantly teary.

I find worldly ways to get my strength back,

Without bended knee I’m back on my track.

In fear of rejection I’ve chosen this course,

Seeking man’s approval to cover my remorse.

It doesn’t make sense, but it seems to be true,

That I fear man’s responses more than You.

Expose all the ways that I seek good to do,

While knowing full well it’s for me and not You.

Teach me that my ways will bring no return,

See that for You does my heart truly yearn.

After all has been said, I choose this today,

To make You my refuge, to live in Your way.

Pastor John

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