Saturday, May 28, 2016

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: Season Of Discontent!?!


I Was Poor
BUT
I Desired To Be Rich!

I Was Free
BUT
I Desired Power!

I Could Sleep
BUT
I Desired A Grand Challenge!

I Was Footloose
BUT
I Desired A Family!

I Was Fancy-Free
BUT
I Desired Traveling Company!

With The Passage Of Time ...

I Became Rich
AND
Sorely Desired Sleep!

I Acquired A Family
AND
Sorrowfully Desired To Be Footloose!

I Acquired Power
AND
Plaintively Desired Freedom!

I Acquired A Traveling Companion
AND
Anxiously Desired Autonomy!

I Lived Like I Was God
AND
Soon Learned I Was A Slave
Tied Down
AND
Tormented
By Desires
For That Which Gave Me Neither
Peace
Nor Rest
BUT
Left Me As A Pawn
In A Game Of Chess!

AND, SO ...

Today
I Am The Proverbial
Discontented Human
In Whom Is Found 
No Gratitude
For The Blessings Of The Holy God!!


God Gave Me Some!
I Wanted Other!

God Gave Me More!
I Wanted Another!

God Gave Me
A Right Shoe
BUT
I Wanted Two!
I Got Two
BUT
Couldn't Turn Right
On Wrong Way Avenue!

I Look At My Self!
It Is Not A Happy Sight
For
I Have Been Choosing
The Wrong Battles To Fight!
I Need The Air Of Contentment!
I Need The Blessing Of Rest!
I Need To Follow The Shepherd
For
His Sheep
Are Ever Always Fed!

I Need To Trust
The Master - My Maker!
I Need The Living Water He Has!
I Need The Oil Of His Spirit
AND
The Word Of The Lamp
That Paths To Righteousness Light!

AND, SO ...

When I Have Thus
Ordered My Priorities
AND
Put My Self Under My Feet
Giving The God Of The Ages
Control Of The Way My Feet Meet
I Will Know
No More Discontentment
No More Dissatisfaction Of My Soul
No More Need To Be The Leader
BUT
Contentedly
Letting The Life - Giver
Of Me
Take Control!

A Change Of Temperature
From 59 to 87 Degrees F In Less Than 24 hours 
Showed Me This Truth!

I Was Cold
AND
I Desired Warm Air
BUT
I Got Hot Air
AND
I Desired Cool Air!

Let Us Learn
To Be Satisfied
In Jesus Christ!