by Susan Irene Fox
When listening to my Father’s call
the world attempts to use disguise
to lead me into my downfall
when lies are truth and truth are lies.
The Gospels lift me up to soar,
and daily mind and heart restore.
The words of Jesus free my thoughts
and bring me back to God’s embrace
to focus on the things I ought;
on love, compassion and His grace.
He came not to condemn but save
and all my sins expunged, forgave.
Abiding in the Spirit shows
me how to be and how to live.
Christ’s light from Living Water flows;
this fact holds no alternative.
The truth from fruit’s essential seeds
is God’s great source from which He feeds.
Because I sustain nourishment
from my Savior’s bread of life,
His voice of love is sweet assent
which melts and calms the daily strife.
God always is my Number One;
His wisdom never is outdone.
So say your truth, but I know His.
I am to open heart and hands,
to welcome all, and more than this;
to care for orphans, widows and
to reconcile the world, employ
God’s grace and wisdom, love and joy.
“I guarantee this truth: every believer has eternal life. I am the bread of life.” (John 6:47-48)
“For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who cares for the truth hears my voice.” Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38)
And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)