MAR 1

What Obedience

                             Are We Talking About?

 

A small child wants what it wants

   when it wants it;

Has that part of me yet matured...

   to say, from my spirit:

No, you canít have it;

   It says so right here in Godís word.

 

Now that all sounded good,

   until I just read:

A rule wonít make what the child wants

   stay dead;

 

But, when I became a new creation,

   because of the offer I heard,

I was told that perfection could only come

   by obedience to Godís word.

 

Well, what obedience are we talking about:

   By my strength to make myself pure?

Or the obedience that tells me

   that Jesus did that

and Iím not the same as before?

 

Now, if I donít hear this from Him

   every day,

condemnation will pick another way...

   that will seem so right;

that will look so good;

   A burdensome act with so many Ďshouldís!DA 3-1 + 11-21 1OF6

 

So, the show dog gets trained

   but never set free

to walk on the road to itís destiny;

 

How important to know

   that you are a pure-bred...

that is living a life

   of a mongrel instead;DA 3-1 + 11-21 2of6

 

But, the trainer is wise

   and lets the pup know

the value of him

   as he starts to grow.

                                                                                                                                                                      

The stance of the pure-bred 

  breaks thru now and then;

Yet, the mongrel takes over

   and back to the pen; DA 3-1 + 11-21 3of6

 

The pedigreeís written

   but the pup doesnít know

heíll take the gold cup,

   when heís ready to show.

 

The meantime, the trainer,

   with this set vision,

prepares the arena

   with every decision.

 

The bonding has started

   with trust now engaged;

The pup spends less time

   in the training cage.

 

He even looks different;

   The mongrel is lost;

Unleashed, he walks proudly

   with his chosen boss.                                                                               DA 3-1 + 11-21 4of6

 

 

 

Now, I am not saying

   that you are a dog;

But Iíve experienced this

   to be true;

When I, like my Father,

   will always remind;

The pedigree comes into

   my view.

 

I know, with Selah, my special dog,

   I kept telling her she was good;

Along with the training,

   loveís trust manifested

and she decided she would...

   rather please me

than have her own way;

   And, like Father, I knew

that she would obey!!!

 

DA 3-1 + 11-21 5of6December 29,2004DA 3-1 + 11-21 6of6                              

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