A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Choice

Am I sitting on the fence,
Just looking at the view?
Enjoying both sides,
hedging my bets just in case?
Am I sitting by the pool side
watching the bathers have fun?
Perhaps dipping in a toe,
to show I'm taking part,
but waiting for another day
to take the plunge.

They say this habit is destructive,
but what's the harm.
What's wrong with just a peep,
or just a little tantalising taste?
It's not hurting anybody,
we're all human,
we all need a little comfort,
some pleasure in life.
I can take it or leave it - can't I?
I'd like to stop, but not just yet.

I want to be loving, but ask,
am I holding myself back,
standing on the sidelines?
Am I only half-loving,
half-living, half-giving,
less than whole-hearted?
It makes me wonder,
what is the boundary between love and hate?

I am told that everything
in the Kingdom of God is positive.
We are either in or out,
living or spiritually dying,
loving or hating.
There are no shades of grey,
no room for ambivalence.
The choice is always between life or death
and I want to live!

God waits for us to choose.
Then, at our 'yes'
He moves in with all His might.

"Then the LORD told me to say to the people, "Listen! I, the LORD, am giving you a choice between the way that leads to life and the way that leads to death." Jeremiah 21:8 Good News Bible