As a Christian disciple of Jesus Christ, I must make a choice every day. Do I choose to follow God’s Way or do I choose the world’s way? This challenge demands my daily commitment to reject the worldly allure of success that deceives and misleads. It takes humility and trust to follow Christ’s Way, and these holy gifts are given by the Spirit, growing the faith needed to believe in the Grace of Jesus. When loud, angry voices attempt to demean Christians who speak and live their faith, my choice becomes easier to make. I choose the love and forgiveness given by Jesus Christ rather than the hate and judgments given by the world.
I asked You to build me up
Instead You took me down
So I decided to build myself up
You painfully took me down again
Breaking apart all the pride within.
Tiny pieces floating around, trying to reassemble
I don’t want to be forced down
Scratching, clawing, struggling
To go to the very top of acceptance
That this world claims is gold.
Oh, how I want to be loved by the world
Yet, You’re my precious pearl
Take me down, Lord
As painful as it is
There’s nothing I want more
Than to live in pure peacefulness.
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