From My Heart
By Rita Broden
When will I learn to listen to your gentle voice within?
How many times have I ignored your call?
Opportunities to serve you were placed within my path
But your voice, it seems, was bouncing off a wall.
You know I know your tender voice I’ve heard it oft before
That’s why I question why I don’t obey.
Sometimes my flesh will rise right up and tell me, “You don’t have to!”
And my attitude’s a bit, “Well, come what may!”
I want to be obedient EVERY time you speak
Not JUST when it suits me to comply.
I want to go that extra mile to be the friend YOU are
To my SELF, Lord, daily teach me how to die.