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HE GAVE ME   SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK

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What is the Ďchurch ageí anyway?

   In times past Youíd Ďbackí what the elders would say;

Like in the incident when Ananias lied...

   Your power was seen; positions justified.

 

Not that I want things to play out that way;

   Iíd have been gone a long time ago,

Yet, I still have these questions and Iím wondering why...

   What caused the difference when Ananias lied?

 

It canít be because Jesus had not yet paid for Sin,

   as that had already happened then. 

These arenít Ďtrickí questions, because I really donít know,

   Has Your power in leadership been withdrawn...Seems as thou!

 

Could it be because we havenít even come close...

   to doing the first thing You instructed: 

Seek ye first Me; Sell all that youíve earned;

   Iíll take over from that place! Is it this we wonít learn?

 

In their experiences, their priorities were in place;

   I guess you could say, They believed...

enough to not let the love of money continue to rule and deceive. 

 

Has this gone too long?  Has this gone too far,

   to turn from our ways and be who He said we are? 

 

I think itís significant, when Jesus gave this instruction,

   He spoke to a rich, young ruler;

Isnít that what He called each one to be? 

   Didnít He say, thatís our destiny? 

 

How did it come down to our calling being:

   Go tell other people about Jesus?

Tell them what?  That theyíll be disappointed?

   And, they will, you know, without seeing...

 

all things that He said youíd be able to do;

   Why has that not formed some questions in you? 

I think that it did, a long time ago, but you learned how to Ďcopeí,

   like some marriages I know.

 

Iím not pointing my finger;

   This all started with questions...that I presented to Him;

He led me to answers; Now itís up to me;

   Will I take these steps to my destiny? 

 

Iím not sure how to do this but thereís one thing I know;

   He will lead me to questions so that I can go...

to the place Heís pre-paid and has been waiting to walk;

   To experience these things that He, Himself taught.  

 

 

 

November 1st, 2005        

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