Take as Prescribed

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

“your ordinances...
‘The person who obeys them will live by them.’”
Nehemiah 9:29b NIV
 
“…the word ordinance can be defined as God’s ‘prescribed way.’”
*Kelly Minter
 
God’s laws are His prescriptions for
A weary, sin-sick soul.
His goal is not to harm us, but
To heal and make us whole.
 
But we must do just as He says
And take them as prescribed,
Rather than second-guessing His
Directives for our lives.
 
For He knows what our futures hold,
And knows our weakness, too.
He takes it all into account
And says, “Here’s what to do…”
 
Those things He’s spelled out in His Word
We must trust and obey.
Then one more note on His prescription -
Follow up with praise.
 
For thankful hearts acknowledge that
God always knows what’s best.
And when we follow through we find
That’s when our hearts are blessed.
 
So let us not stop short or try
To step beyond God’s pace;
But live as He prescribes to gain
The benefits of grace.
 
 
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,
‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.’”
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
 
 
©Lisa DeVinney, November 2014
 
*Nehemiah. LifeWay Press,2012. Pg. 128.

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+1 # Mary Conde 2014-11-28 15:04
Lisa I enjoy all your poems. I have one of your books someone gave to me for my Birthday. Many times I can find the answer to something I have on my mind. Thank you. Enjoy the day. Mary
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0 # Lisa 2014-11-29 02:52
So glad you enjoy the website and book, Mary. Thanks for letting me know that they've been a blessing to you. :-)
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