Beyond Simply Speaking

image by Ann Voskamp

image by Ann Voskamp

Our words will mean nothing,

if our lives don’t align.

Our actions tell the tale,

of how we’ve been refined.

How we invest our time,

and choose to spend our days,

matters more to Jesus,

than what we simply say.

For our true foundation,

when built upon the Lord,

will weather every storm,

grant life in His accord.

Oh the day we see Him,

and gaze upon His face;

either words of “well done”,

or “depart”, in disgrace.

As for me and my house,

we shall seek and serve God,

on the day of judgment,

may we hear heavenly applause.

(Responding to Matthew 7:21-23)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are not interested in us simply talking the talk, but You want us to walk the walk.  Forgive us for not always giving actions to our words.  Jesus, thank You that Your word is alive and active, and that when it lives in us, there is evidence in how we lead our lives.  Teach us how to invest our time wisely in You and that which matters into eternity.  Build our foundation strong in You, as we seek You with our whole heart.  May our lives move many toward You, so that they too will hear You say, “well done”, when their final day has come.  May we hold fast to the hope of heaven in our hearts today.  Amen.

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