Monday, June 27, 2016

Where's Your Faith?!






I Was Given A Great Gift!
It Was A Measure Of Faith!
I Touched It!
I Kissed It!
I Tried It Out Once
AND, THEN
I Put It High Up
On The Treasured Items Shelf!

One Day
I Had An Experience!
That Experience Called Into Question My Faith!
I Said To My Self:

"Hey! We Have Faith!"

BUT
Then I Remembered, And Said:

"Ohhh! But It Is At Home
On The Treasured Items Shelf!"

I Got Over That Experience!
Or So I Thought!

Time Passed

And Then ...

Astoundingly
One Experience
AND
Another Experience
Boldly Showed Up
This Time
Right Inside My Front Door!

The Nerve Of These Experiences!

Shocked
Dismayed
Shaken
AND
Nerves Frayed
I Reached For My Gift Of Faith
Only To Realize
Belatedly
That I Had Securely Tucked It Away!

"Oh, Faith!
Where Are You?
I Need You Right Now!
Wherever You Are Hiding
I Command You
To Come Out Right Now!
I'm Having A Conniption
A Calf
AND
A Cow!
Oh, Lord!
Please Help Me!
Lord, Help Me!
I Vow
To Keep Faith With You!
To Keep My Faith
On With Me
Starting ...
Starting ...
Starting ... RIGHT NOW!

I Learned A Hard Lesson!
Faith Is Not For Show!
Faith Is For Exercise!
One Must Let Faith Grow
For
Faith Unused
Is Faith That Is Dead
AND
Unused Faith
Is As Useful As
A Feather Made Of Lead!

From That Day Till This Day
I Have Bound My Faith
To My Life!
I Have To Daily Exercise My Faith
For
Living
In This Life
Is Constant Constant Strife!

I Say My Prayers
To My Father
Humbly 
In Jesus Christ' Name
Exercising The Faith
That He Gave Me
Vowing Daily
To Use This God-Given Measure of Faith
Until I Enter The Day I Enter The Grave!

I Have Needs!



Without Faith
In Jesus Christ

My Faith Is Fruitless

My Striving Is Useless

AND

Salvation For This Sinner Saved
Is Profitless

AND

Waiting For The Trumpet Call Of God
Is Pointless!