To Choose Love

True wisdom is found

image by Green Monkey Tales

image by Green Monkey Tales

not by man’s own accord,

but rather through time,

spent loving the Lord.

For knowledge puffs up,

points only to man;

but love, it builds up,

showing God’s perfect plan.

Though we have freedom,

we must be aware,

will our choice throw off,

and become a snare?

For those who are weak

or new in their walk,

might they go astray,

by our actions or talk?

Far better to fast,

things which we consume,

than to make a choice,

that sways someone to doom.

(Responding to I Corinthians 8)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You choose love.  When You created, You loved.  When You sent Your Son to bear the burden of our brokenness, You loved.  Thank You that each new day that You cause the sun to rise again, You love.  Forgive us for our selfishness that keeps us from making decisions based on anything other than love.  Lead us Lord, so that we might love and care for one another as You love and care for us.  May many hearts hear of Your heavenly hope as we move in Your love today.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. Greetings in the Name of Jesus,
    Praise GOD that he has lead me to YOUR Blog.He has truly Blessed You.GOD BLESS YOU.Only GOD knows how much they mean to me as I struggle Daily to be more Christlike.
    Your Brother in Christ,

  2. Wow, this is really a great poem . . . makes me do a lot of thinking and I can see old sinful nature in a few of these lines . . . I love that tree I am going to do this to one of my trees in my yard. ~ God Bless you more with your encouraging, though provoking words ~

  3. I especially love the heart tree, Shannon–the concept that we can “grow” love, and it blooms beautifully! Happy Palm Sunday–love, Caddo

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