God called Israel a whore.
What name should I be called by God
If my service was a self-righteous chore,
where I dot every 'i', then say, "God, look at me,
I have more trust in my works
Than in your love shown on that tree”?
I'm not concerned with the eyes of men
I rest in the approval of God.
I'd rather worship Him in Truth,
than be measured against a man-made rod.
See people don’t always understand acts of faith
They’ll call you apostate…. but there's something worse
Because If I am to lift up His name
I can’t live like I’m still cursed.
Because either sin is washed in grace or it isn’t,
You cant be both in bondage AND forgiven.
Either it's a story of Love or just "Thou shall not..."
Being re-born in Him, is a PERIOD, not a comma or dot.
False religion will take a molehill
and label it a Scriptural giant
adding work and effort
where the Word is actually silent.
If a believer isn't careful,
they can canonize traditions of cultural bias
and suddenly your outside look
will be enough to be seen as pious.
But if you say too much against this,
workers of the Law will have you rejected
But then again that's no real loss
if the grace of Christ was never connected.
The point is: I was not saved to be popular,
I'm certainly not anyone's poster child.
So if I'm judged being true to Him,
I know He keeps it on file,
I am set apart and Christ- driven,
but not about that "us vs them" feel
I am a mere lump of clay.
on the Potter's spinning wheel.
©2015. Yvette Renee Johnson.