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How Much?

Today was my turn for the weekly staff devotions in work and leading up to it I had been reminded about what Jesus did for us on the cross and challenged about what I did for Him in my daily life. 

I was lead to write and then share the following poem (in the loosest terms).

Two words kept coming to my mind – How Much?

For those that know me I’ve never written anything like this before.

How Much?

How much do we really love You God

How much time do we spend in Your presence

How much time do we spend listening for Your voice

How much time do we spend talking to You our Father

How much, how much

 

How much time do we waste each day

How much time is wasted on trivial things

How much importance do we place on our relationship with You

How much time is spent avoiding what needs done in Your name

How much, how much

 

How much more could we do to reach others

How much more could we do to care

How much more could we do to show Your love

How much more could be done to win the lost

How much, how much

 

How much do we pray

How much do we serve

How much do we praise

How much do we rejoice

How much, how much

 

How much do we criticise

How much do we jeer

How much do we ignore others

How much do we ignore You

How much, how much

 

 How much do we witness

How much do we encourage

How much do we care

How much do we love

How much, how much

 

How much did You suffer

How much pain did You endure

How much did You love us

How much do we need reminded

How much, how much

 

Look to the cross, look to the cross

Your nail pierced outstretched hands

Shows us how much

It shows us how much

 

Teach us Lord to show people how much You love them

Teach us Lord to show others how much You suffered for them

 

Teach us to listen

Teach us to pray

Teach us to serve

Teach us to live like You

 

At the end of each day help us to ask ourselves

How much have I done for You today

How much have I lived for You today

How much have I served You today

How much, how much

 

 

Gary Faulkner

June 2012

 

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