There’s something I ask myself daily

Am I more or less comfortable on earth’s seesaw
     well one day and sick the next
     solvent yesterday and overdrawn today
     a bit slower and stiffer than last year?

Or am I striving for the Life that’s simpler, holier
     free from doom and disorder
     heaped with hope and harmony
     shining forth with love, bliss, and purpose?

Every moment I have a choice
     self-gratification or self-abnegation
     independence or obedience
     my way or the Christ-way?

The instant I let go of my will
and embrace only God’s,
my feeble self-justifications and excuses
melt away in the radiancy of Love,
supplanted by indescribable joy and freedom.

Today is a fresh start, the perfect time
to let the Christ, Truth, lead me out of yesterday’s
     fears and suspicions
     hardness and indifference
     complications and entanglements . . . 

indeed, to “put off the old man with his deeds”Colossians 3:9
and thankfully, cheerfully, simply
be the man that God has made.

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Think singing thoughts
July 4, 2022

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