Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hypocritical High-Chair

God, get me off of my hypocritical high-chair.

Up there,
so full of knowledge, discernment, supposed wisdom, and seemingly vast experience,
excusing selfishness in the name of a healthy, balanced life
being too concerned with the
big things and
big people
to miss
the significant,
and too concerned
about establishing a name on earth - ahem, mine-
(but of course, not as consumed with self-establishment as others)
I sit:

Up on the high chair -
head in the clouds
where thoughts are muddled
truth becomes tangled as doubt
mixes throughout -
I am kept in the high-chair
of infancy.

In reality,
I am a tool in the hand of the One
who claims the real high-chair:
the throne.

Yet, where was the enthroned One found?
on Earth -
laughing, crying, sweating, walking, talking
with the people.
Love embodied who came not "to be served,
but to serve, and to give
His life
as a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:28).

So, how can I
simply sit,
hearing Your truth, but doing
n  o  t  h  i  n  g.

{Father, forgive me}

Should not faith produce
action which brings
change which produces  
healing which fosters
faith again?
Should not this cycle of love
be compelling me to action?

{Father, forgive me}
Oh, LORD, we need You.

Instead of being "high up,"
let's get "hyped up" and sold out

© 2013 Deborah Hope Shining

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hey! You rock for stopping by, and I would your thoughts on this post, on life, or on what's on your heart. ((Okay, it would probably make my day)). Feel free to send some smiles, then!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...