Friday, October 16, 2009

The Road He Chose For Me

I ran across this inspirational bit of poetry and it brought a tear to my eye. I hope you enjoy it.

The Road He Chose For Me
by Connie Faust

Once I traveled on a well-worn road,
where many led the way;
I simply had to follow on,
as night will follow day.
If I had only known the lack,
the need I had within --
I may have turned another way
and followed only "Him."

Instead, I blithely traveled on,
not knowing of my loss,
until some sign posts pointed me
to the foot of a rugged cross.
Oh, I knew a lot about Jesus Christ,
the God-man on that "tree;"
I believed He died to open the gate
of heaven for you and me.

And since that time, I'd always heard,
we each must pass the test.
If I wanted to go to Heaven some day,
I must try to do my best.
But, Friends, I want to tell you now,
please listen to my story:
No matter how good your life may be,
it will not take you to glory!

As I began to read the Bible,
which is God's written word,
the things I learned amazed me,
and I marveled as I heard
that Jesus'death upon the cross
was all I need to claim
and heaven would be my destiny
if I trusted in His Name.

What mattered was what God said,
nothing less and nothing more.
The teachings I'd relied on,
the good things I'd done before;
the beauty of the sanctuary,
traditions from ages past --
When measured by God's own Word,
not one of these would last.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves;
It is a gift of God,
not of works,
lest any man should boast."*

At last I knew that Jesus'death
had paid for all my sin;
The only thing for me to do
was simply "invite Him In.
"It seemed too easy to be true,
but I dared not deny His word.
I prayed, accepting His free gift;
and I know that Jesus heard.

When I asked Him to be my Saviour
and thanked Him for His love,
my soul was flooded with peace and joy --
assurance from above.
My struggles and fears were all for nought;
His gift has set me free.
Now I travel the road my Saviour chose,
and He walks along with me

*For by grace you have been saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9


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1 Chronicles 16:23

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