Iím hearing so many teachings today
on the power of positive thinking;
All based on the Word
from what I have heard;
Then, what is this Ďcheckí I am feeling?
Could this be a dangerous subtlety,
with emphasis majoring on fruit,
with selfís ability to be religiously strong
and never deal with the root?
Eve saw a fruit and picked it and ate it;
She even confessed it, too;
But that didnít changed what had to be done,
for the fixing of me and you.
To much concentration on fruit, like this
turns into psycho-analysis;
If the root of the treeís not producing in me
the thing that He said that it would.
It seems the next step is to ask Him, Why?
And ask Him to prune the dead wood.
To polish the apple when the root is diseased
will produce more rot and decay in me.
A high form of Ďworksí that gives you purpose,
but the real decay never comes to the surface.
Iíd far rather keep control of my life
and fix all the problems myself
then consider the possibility:
Iíve been bought; I donít own myself.
Iím not my own, nor are my possessions;
Not a popular message in the midst of
Weíd rather number the fruits of sin,
so the soul can have its relief;
But, Iíve noticed that this only keeps me strong
while Iím walking in unbelief.
Then sudden destruction comes one day;
even thou confessing: Peace; Peace;
The Root thatís created to bare the branches
is groaning and suffering grief.
Whoís been in control; the Root or the fruit?
Are you bold enough today,
to go to His Throne and ask Him to show you,
so you can do things His way?
If itís just information to make you smarter;
Your soul doesnít need that pill;
But, if you really see that something is wrong,
itís time to ask, then, Be still...
until you know you have heard from Him,
because when you are persuaded,
nothing will knock you off that foundation:
your rootís been re-generated.
The fruit that comes from that Holy Place becomes substance that you hardly notice. because youíre so absorbed in a Love like this, that becomes your total focus.
March 3rd, 2005