2015.08.03: counsel

“My people heard not my voice, and obeyed me not;
So I gave them up to the hardness of their hearts;
they walked according to their own counsels.” – Ps 81: 12:13

i am grateful
you never gave up on me
you sent the clouds
to bring rain that softened my heart
after i stopped my complaining
i heard your small soft voice
that has always resided in my heart

i am grateful
that you came into the world
to rescue me
please don’t leave me
to my own counsel
until we’re home again

2015.04.14: motive

“And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” Jn 3:14-15

whether a belief is actuated

feverishly out of fear from the mind

perfunctorily as a duty on the lips

or laboriously from the loving heart

each will be rewarded accordingly