by J. Randal Matheny © 2011
My moment in this world, alone,
To hear the rain upon the green,
The distant bark of a dog, unseen,
Above, an airplane’s faintest drone.
Here I, as still as windless leaves,
I, listen to the inner voice,
Take counsel in the righteous choice,
And mouth the prayer that God receives.
From words upon a page He speaks,
Those I would hear and slowly eat,
To find where God and Christians meet —
These are the ways my spirit seeks.
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UPDATE: This work inspired another, a couplet by friend Rick.
The latest “God with Us” meditation, translated from the Portuguese, for your encouragement to do God’s will.
Prayer isn’t the answer to everything. For three days Saul prayed and fasted, but when the gospel was preached to him, Ananias told him to quit praying and get up to obey the Lord.