Tag Archives: the Way

WHY NOT GO TO CHURCH?

WHY NOT GO TO CHURCH?

The Holy Spirit says “Go!”

This servant acts very slow…

Why does he miss

Spiritual bliss,

When he’s feeling low?

He thinks he can compare

Himself with others there…

Folks in the past

Whose performance fast

Meant they were ALWAYS THERE!

It’s hard for him to breathe,

Does he felt with that he deceives?

Focused on him

Is that a sin,

Something for which needs reprieve?

Scripture says that’s so

And that he ought to go…

Praise his Lord

Being restored,

Wherever that week he may go.

His healing seems his  affair,

His personal choices there…

Deliberately

Making the scene

Without even cutting his hair.

His struggle is within,

A daily choice not to give in….

To Malaise

That betrays

All he’s trying to win.

His friends are all praying

In God’s Love he’ll be staying…

Day by day

Choosing the Way

Providing Hope, not dismaying!

–Jonathan Caswell

POWER FOR THE DAY…by Carl Gooch

POWER FOR THE DAY

According to your holy word

Grant your servant’s request….

Teach me your way, O Lord

That I may stand the test.

Guide my judgment–let it be wise–

And my heart be pure in your eyes…

Help me to follow your command,

Strengthen me to reach out my hand.

Keep me humble, keep me true,

For my salvation is found in you…

When tender souls have need

Let it be on your love they feed.

Let my hands reach out with your love

Proclaiming the way to heaven above…

You are the truth, the light, the way,

In all I do–may you be revealed today!

Carl A. Gooch ~ 16 June 2014