Monday, May 8, 2017

No Regrets Later!





Dedicated To The Task
I Was Walking 
Along The Way Of Life
Contented 
To Walk With The Lord
Until 
The Day I Came To The Cross Roads
AND
Read The Bill Board
Identifying Each Road
As Can Only Be Written
By The Fraud!

Out Of The Blue ...

My Mind Became Cloudy!
My Spirit Became Fevered
As Fevered As Fevered Can Be!
Everything Seemed So Exciting
AND
This Thing
That Thing
These Things
Those Things
All Things
Were Calling 
Calling
Calling Out To Me!

I Felt Drawn
Enamored
AND
I Wondered:

"What If ...!"

When I Smelled The Aroma
Of Someone Smoking A Spliff!

I Heard Raucous Music!
I Heard A Laughing Uproar!
I Heard Two Voices Three
Screaming ...

"Let Me Out Of This Door!"


I Heard Glasses Clinking
AND
I Heard A Funeral Dirge
BUT
I Heard No Voice Praying
To The Master
For
Those Souls Were Indulging
Suffering
From The Unexpected

The Unanticipated 
Foul Purge!

I Felt Myself Pulled Up Sharply!
My Heart Was Not Here
On 
The Wide Expanse
Of 
Wasted Lives
For
I Wanted
Desired
Yearned
To Walk Straight
From Common Living
Unto Eternal Life
Which Could Only Be Accomplished
By Walking The Straight And Narrow Way
BUT
Here
I. Was. Being. Tempted!
From My Lord
To Go Astray!

In The Faith Of Jesus Christ
That I Held To Me So Dear
I Said:

"Father, I Am Thine!"
Please Point Me
And
Bless Me To Walk
On The Straight Line
For You Are My God
Holy And Divine!

Help Me To Stay On The Right Path
Help Me Not To Flesh To Step Aside!
Help Me To Deny That Liar!
God Of Glory 
Be My Guardian And My Guide!
Help Me In Thy Love Ever To Abide!
AMEN.



I Looked Again
At That Bill Board
Turned Guide Post
AND
- Though Nearly Obscured -
I Found The Path
Marked
"Right Way
... For Those That Faithful Be!"

AND
Giving God Praise
For

A Weak-By-Self-Strong-In-God-Victory
I Plodded Gladly Onward
To That Gloriously Eternal
Eternal City!

The Way Is Oft' Hard
BUT
The Great God Is Good
For
My Companions Are Holy Angels
AND
The Holy Spirit
Is My Comforter
AND
In Jesus Christ's Holy Name
I Have
Faithful To God
Stood!

Brethren,
Do Not Be Presumptuous!
Do Not Assume That You Can
Of Your Own Self
Know The Way!
Pay Attention!
AND
Really Read The Guide Posts
For
They Are There For
Correction
Protection
Direction
AND
Are Not To Be Ignored
Because Of Wilful Self's Predilection!

Take Time
To Read With Understanding!
Walk In Faith
AND
Put Blind Eyes 
AND
Lustful Urges
On The Back Burner Called Past Life
AND
Trust The Word Of Truth
AND
Not Him Who 
Always - Justifying Sin - Has A Plaster
AND
Is Justly Called
The King Of Disaster!

Put Faith First
And
Have No Regrets Later!