In The Living Room with Jesus, The Poetry Corner

The Voice to Choose

There are voices that are speaking
Loudly pointing out each flaw
They long to strike their target
With the longest, sharpest claw

condemnationEach word carries explosives
To destroy what has been built
They make us feel mistaken
So our hope begins to wilt

Words used that pull opinions
By pointing out each wrong
The condemnation flowing
In a current that is strong

The media is blasting
But it’s not the only source
There’s an enemy of our soul
That speaks with lots of force

liesHis curses are oft repeated
So we believe them to be true
We don’t see hidden lies
As they stick to us like glue

Not sure of how to stop them
We can give them what they need
A listening ear, mind, then heart
On which they like to feed

We must learn to choose a different Voice
To counter this dark thread
One that sews with only truth
And weaves away all dread

a5047faf1dd0bd6dd8061e0377c4c789A Voice that’s always calling
For us to turn aside
From voices that hurl insults
In places filled with pride

A gentle, quiet whisper
This Voice will often use
To counter all loud panic
As the other voices lose

As we choose to give attention
To this life-giving Voice of love
The death the others wanted
Is destroyed from up above

condemnationJust remember that there’s power
In the tongue we chose to hear
So tune into the only Channel
That speaks hope into your ear

His broadcast never ceases
No condemnation in His voice
The words of life He offers
Can be heard with just one choice

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Deuteronomy 30:19

 

 

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