When Holy Light exposes me,
O Lord, I need Your strength
To face whatever You’ve revealed,
The opportunity now
To examine myself.
O Lord, I seek forgiveness.
Would you prefer the “Big Picture,”
Or would you really want to know
All small details that will happen?
God won’t bother you with details,
All the things that you can’t handle,
Because He wants to have your trust.
God is in charge of everything,
The who, the what, the where and when;
He knows the how and why of ALL!
For what will be is in His will,
And His time will be His timing.
So, why would you sweat the small stuff?
I do not need to take all past problems with me,
To take them out, examine them again,
To cut myself once more on their sharp edges.
If only I would learn
To ask God’s aid to guide me through --
Around, over, or through all difficulties --
Clear to the other side;
And then to leave all problems behind me,
In God’s more than capable hands.
God does not look for perfection in my life,
For He, Himself, is perfect.
He does, though, ask for my persistence.
That, once repented and forgiven,
I persist in desiring Him above all else.
Because He is with me,
He will guide me through all problems--
If I but remember to ask.
For financial risk,
He left His day job;
Became one of the homeless.
Living in danger,
He was indifferent
To society’s verdict:
(He ate with outcasts,
“friend” to every man,
All the way to point of death!
Holiness lived out,
As Creation intended;
One with His Father.
“Lo, I will be with you—always.”
Another preposterous promise!
How can He be with me
At the same time He is with you?
Yet, --- I believe! --- He promised!
It may be preposterous, or not,
Yet, I know He meant it,
Therefore, I’ll choose to believe Him.
Always compassion driving Him forward,
He noticed the widow giving her pennies;
He noticed the deaf, and healed him in privacy,
Disabusing theology of “Who has sinned.”
He noticed Zacchaeus, high up in that tree.
He noticed needs of whoever passed by!
He was the “party boy,” loving His food,
Left us His “meal” to honor His ministry;
The good of this life should be lived to the fullest.
He noticed how Pharisees, attending to “law,”
Rejected Sabbath as a day for healing;
Thought Him but “A man who ate with sinners.”
This man was unique in all the world!
Yes, He did get weary, and needed His rest,
But no matter how tired, His compassion was shown
Even to serving the dregs of humanity.
His noted signature is His compassion.
What makes you think He would not notice you?
from Declaration of Faith