This morning it’s time to shutup and listen,
Close my mouth and open my ears,
The truth that has lived within me,
The story that I have been told over and over,
God’s story – His Truth,
Trust in the lesson to be learned,
Loyalty is the forgotten skill.
In the midst of my deepest sadness,
I forgot the lessons of my childhood,
All of my God memories were discarded,
My preference for my will came first,
My petulant selfish demands,
Were a window to my heart’s first love.
But, God held a mirror to my heart,
I was horrified at its ugliness,
All my selfish interests revealed,
My self obsessed life,
With everything that it offered,
Became my darkest prison,
I thought death was the only escape.
Salvation came not through death,
But, through embracing life again,
The God life that comes from remembering,
Shame became my friend,
Because, it showed my true heart,
Humility paved the way to God,
It brought me back to the full life,
That seeks to praise,
That loves wholeheartedly.
That never gives up,
My God of wonders,
My guiding light,
My all knowing companion,
You are my first love,
My heart is in your hands.