Saturday, February 02, 2013

Five Minute Friday – Fear Exchange




It seems we’ve exchanged the fear of God
For fear of man

Instead of fearing what God can do
We are afraid of what man will say

We choose to forget that God is Holy, Holy, Holy
Fail to call sinful what God has declared sin

We no longer have reverence and awe of God
Fail to declare His Word with authority

Instead of loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength
We desire the approval of man

Instead of worshipping God and feeding the flock
Churches have become places where the ungodly are not confronted about sin and repentance

Lord, forgive us for dialing down Your Word
Protecting people from the Sword of the Spirit

Forgive us for being harsh and unforgiving
Where You abound in mercy and grace

Lord, restore in us a reverence and awe of You
May we fear You Lord and begin to gain wisdom


Susan Wachtel
February 2, 2013


Even though it’s Saturday I wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five MinuteFriday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

3 comments:

Wanda said...

Amen, amen.

Ken said...

Right on Susan!
Blessings,
Ken

Cynthia Stevenson said...

Susan,
You are so right. Thank you, for stopping by, today. Many blessings!

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