Faith or Flesh

Faith or Flesh by Dawn Paoletta
photo credit: Fernriz Rochester Semana 6 – From a low angle via photopin (license)

…we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up. Hebrews 12:1

Good Morning, Friends. Do you recall on my last post I mentioned I’d written two poems that morning? Well here is the second, based on my meditation and reflection of the readings in Hebrews. A lot really stood out to me, and as you know, every time we read scripture new insights are revealed. This is why we never grow weary reading the same books. If we approach the Word of the Living God with expectation, humility and sincerity, we will hear new things.  I know this is true for me. I pray it is for you too. Our God is an infinite wellspring of inspiration.

Great is His faithfulness!

Morning Meditation: Hebrews Chapters 10-13

Faith or Flesh

 

One or the other

we must choose

where our heart does lean:

 

Army of  man

or hand of God-

 

Where will our hope convene?

 

 

Surely it is poorly placed

if the heart does faint

 

when outcomes don’t go our way

and our default setting reveals

hate.

 

Do we resort to an army

of fleshly counterparts

to slander and travail-

ungodliness to plot?

 

Are we deceived into thinking

all is lost

and all are doomed

 

spouting off contention

by blindness consumed?

 

Glorifying mortal men, and all we create,

believing oneself superior,

is what will seal our fate.

 

If instead you’ll consider

the One who created you,

in Truth there is freedom

beyond what we say and do!

 

There’s still time

to embrace

by faith the unseen king

in whose blood freedom was bought

for all,

in whose name does freedom ring.

So we can confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper.
    I will not be afraid.
        What can mortals do to me?”

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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