‘Life Promise’

I’ve start to read and digest some books on spiritual writing. Today was a day when I just tried to write what I was feeling without stopping to hammer out the words and the rhythms. It worked!! The real question is ‘why do I keep questioning this direction and gift that comes from God?’ I can’t identify exactly which author may have contributed the exact suggestion since I have been reading books by Rachel G. Hackenberg and Patrice Vecchione in parallel. My thanks to each of them for their writing and inspiration. I like the way this song turned out and hope you will too.

May you feel and recognize God moving in your life today and always!!!

‘Life Promise’

We live our lives so fast and so furious
Rarely stopping a moment just to be curious
About the things we’re passing as we go

For instance, the Sabbath, we smile and we nod
But we don’t slow down and give time to God
We’ve places to go and things we must do
Do You really expect us to make time for You?

Hamsters on a great big wheel
We won’t slow down to think or stop to feel
If we keep up this frantic, hectic pace
That never takes us any place
How will we figure out what life is all about?

That you’re the reason we exist
The One who was, will be, and is
God forgive us for ignoring, even You

Your Son showed us the way to live
That we must learn how to forgive
And even love our enemies
We hear You, Lord, but just can’t see
It can’t be real, it can’t be true
What You say that You want us to do
Ridiculous, it can’t be so
With the Bible, it’s so hard to know
How could a rational, modern person live like this?

I love you, Lord, I’ll follow you
I say the words but is it true?
Can I give up this life I live
And learn to love, truly forgive?
If I gave my heart and soul to you
Could I live the way you ask me to?
It can be done, Jesus did it
I don’t want to be a hypocrite

Down on my knees, I start to pray
Help me, dear Lord, right now, today
To try to give myself, my all
To live as You ask, to answer Your call

I’m sure I’ll need to ask, for Your help each day
As I try to live in Your holy way
My Lord, my God, my Savior

Copyright 2012. John Lage, Jr. All rights reserved

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