Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Soul And Self: The Conversation







Life Is Good!
Yup!
Life Is Gooood!


So ...

One Day, In A Blissful Moment, I Asked Soul A Question.

I Asked: 
Soul,  How Are You Benefited By My Singing Own Way Song?

I Asked: 
Soul,  How Are You Elevated By My Going Along To Get Along?

I Asked: 
How Are You Blessed By My Ignoring Grace Works?

And, Then ...

I Asked:
Soul, Do You Believe That I Love You?

And, Soul, Longing For Its Savior, Replied:

If You Really Loved Me
You Wouldn't Ignore The Call
Of Him Who For You
As One Accursed
Died
On A Cruel Cross!

You Will Bless Me
By Saying Sincere Prayers!

You Will Elevate Me
By Walking The Path Made Clear!

You Will Benefit Me
By Setting Aside Self
AND
Glorifying The Maker Master
AND
Firmly Denying The Cruel Liar With Relish
And Not Hugging Him To Yourself Like A Fetish!

No!
If You Loved Me
Keeping Me Clean
Would Not Be A Chore!
Keeping Me Before The Father
Would Not Be A Bore!
Feeding Me Light
Would Not Be A Descent Into Folk Lore
AND
Leading My Right
Would Not Mean
Satan Entering My Core!

Shock!
Dismay!
Despair!
The Fright!
I Had Not Thought
That Satan
Was A Part Of This Fight!
Shaken!
Disbelieving
BUT
Believing
None The Less
I Repaired To The Living Instructions
Covered In Dust
Up On Top The Rickety Book Shelf!

I Had Not Forgotten!
I Had Just Simply Ignored The Words Of The Word

So ...

To Psalm 51
I Went
With Soul Fully Exposed!

I Read It!
I Cried It!
I Prayed It
AND
I To Self Died
Casting Away
Selfishness
AND
The God-Is-Love Override!

I DO NOT Claim
That Life Now Is Easy!

I, However, Claim
That I Have No Regrets!

I DO NOT Miss Worldly Companions
Nor Trips To Mortal Bliss By Excess!

I Look To The Maker
My Kind Master
The Shepherd He
Who Cares For
Carries
Guides
AND
Lovingly Corrects Me!

Occasionally
Self Screams
Wanting Supremacy
BUT
Soul
By The Spirit
Avidly Takes Control
AND
I Am Calmed
AND
I Look To My Lord
AND
We
Walking Together
Are
In Blissful Accord!

I Asked:
Soul, Do I Love You!?

Soul Peacefully Replied:
Let Me Count The Ways?

AND

I Happily Cried!!