On My list

On My list

I stagger at YOUR blessings given… I’ve tried to make a list
But even though the list is long…I’m sure there’s much I’ve missed
I’m grateful for YOUR favors… when YOU chose to intercede…
The many times I’ve cried for help… to fill my personal need

I sometimes doubted it was YOU… when I heard YOUR voice…
I foolishly did not obey… but made another choice…
I’ve learned to be enlightened… and know which word is true…
I question when temptation rises… I “know” it’s not from YOU…

The media with all its might… spouts… not to be concerned…
It really is quite normal… that righteousness be spurned…
The lies that evil perpetrates… the devil spreads with glee…
Confusion still abounds somewhat… often within “me”…

TV, news, and Hollywood… all put their “spin” on life…
Often they convince unwary… it’s normal having strife…
Most approve of evil here… our tolerance… promoted…
Some would say that righteousness… surely is… outmoded…

I’ll check my list from time to time… to see if I’m improving…
I’m busy with some things in life… that also need… removing…
I’m sure there’s lots of things that I should do… still left undone…
Please guide me LORD…direct my steps… there’s battles to be won…

I’d like to think I’ve really tried… when my time “here” is through.
I hope I’ve done just “half” the things… YOU put me here to do…
I’ll strive to pay attention LORD… I’ll listen with my “heart”…
I’ll attempt to tune YOU in… right from… the very start…

The “list” I mention isn’t written… it’s only in my mind…
I promise to be vigilant… and seek until I find…
All YOU’VE given me to do…each task I will now seek…
Please strengthen my endurance LORD… Often I am weak…

Through my time in being here… I’ve learned that life is short…
There are tasks that I’ve put off… and are a last resort…
I pray that YOU will give me insight… so I will discern…
The blessings that YOU’VE given me… for sure I didn’t earn…

I’m grateful for the things in life YOU have since allowed…
I’m thankful for the fact that “I am” included in your crowd…
One day in the future… I’ll leave my earthly home…
I hope to be in heaven with YOU… nevermore to roam…

CC: 10-30-11

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