Hey, there, dear friends. Been managing my thoughts fairly well with the strength of my patient heavenly Father to rely on. πŸ™‚ I have actually been able to push aside my own personal cares a bit more and renew concentration on other concerns.

I’ve been pondering a lot lately on how we as humans complicate the truth of salvation, in the world as well as the church. A few thoughts I jotted down in the last couple of days on the matter…

Found myself thinking on humanity today

And all the futile efforts ever on display…

There are so many complicated ways

We aimlessly strive for heaven.

So many foolish tries derived

From the devil’s crafty leaven!

And, yes, the unchurched is bogged by its fair share of cares,

But my musings are more than equally logged by

The church itself –

With its mangled thoughts and jangled “oughts”

They increasingly demand its people to bear.

And, oh, all the sins they no longer recognize

In their vain attempts to be “progressively” wise!

They shut their eyes to the Word of God

While evoking His name on paths both twisted and broad,

“Fixing” what needs not be fixed

While ignoring the rotting within the mix…

And, oh, the tragedy of trying our hearts out

To make our hearts right by ourselves!

We bend the beauty of salvation out of shape every time,

Presuming we know which way to climb,

Straining to reach heaven by our own deed,

With our sin-stained hands

Ever searching for the remaining

While the only thing required was done,

Already won

When the Lord took pity upon our need

And for us did bleed…

If only in all our dim thinking

Into that one untangled thought we’d truly delve!

We’d find the truth.

There’d be nothing left to prove.

If only we could surrender the notion

Of knowing better,

From the ugly claws of deception

We’d find ourselves finally unfettered!

Oh, teach our hearts to be so simple, Lord!

Help us each to take your

Uncomplicated offer on faith

And learn to rightly carry it forward,

Finding in You the endurance to stand,

Resting in the assurance of eternity’s hand.

A sweet guarantee indeed,

When once we see from all humanity’s been freed!

May we hold onto and hold out to others the simple truth of salvation in Christ! Blessings and prayers! Thanks for reading! ❀

10 thoughts on “The Simple Truth

  1. We most certainly do “bend the beauty of salvation out of shape” when we do things in our own strength and way. Christianity in so many ways today is seeking to have God fit our agenda (from progressive to fundamental each taken too far leads to a false gospel one of universalism and the other to legalism). May we know, apply and share the “truth of salvation in Christ!” Love and blessings sweet friend!

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  2. I really like what you share here Marisa and so agree with Mandy’s comment above.
    Your thoughts on the church and how they overlook certain sin to appear progressively wise- really stood out to me.
    May we stick to the simple truth of the gospel and not take away or add anything.
    Blessings to you my friend πŸ’™

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  3. Glad to hear you’re managing your thoughts better and have been able to renew your concentration. God is patient and faithful and kind. ❀

    I love your poem, Marisa. We humans do know how to complicate things. May we strive for the simple truth. Blessings to you dear sis. ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Tina! Yes, indeed, our God is such a patient, kind, and faithful Father! And yes, indeed, we as human definitely complicate things! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts! Always love hearing from you! Blessings to you as well, sweet sis! ❀

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