Thursday, September 20, 2007

From Bored to Restored!

What do you say when there’s nothing to say,
Your mind is completely blank?
You stifle that frown, put a little smile on
And you think of Someone to thank.

“Oh, God,” you begin with great honesty,
“I’ve lost my joy, I’ve nothing to do;
But — I could go through the motions, without emotions
And leave the results up to You.”

Thankfulness is a powerful way
To defeat life’s aggravations;
Firmly set aside your own agenda,
Open God’s Word for contemplation.

Read with your heart, not just with your eyes,
Meet your Lord in a reality prayer;
Confess those misbehaving feelings,
Receive your restoration there.

Listen up: this is a test, do your best!
Refuse to sink into confusion’s mire;
You CAN walk that road, you CAN carry that load,
God’s plan is to take you higher!

By Elaine Hardt ©2006