Sunday, August 19, 2012

Being Genuine and the Missing Link

There always seems to be this huge gap between my plans and my actions!  In many areas of life, there are abundant resources, opportunities, strategies, but little action! 

 I have tons home organizing planners, books galore and still struggle to find the perfect system that works!

Homeschooling finds us with tons of free resources.  Many are saved on the computer, printed off in folders....sitting on shelves waiting 'for the right time'. 

Being genuine is an area on my heart lately.  To say sincerely and act sincerely, not just make up words, but put love behind them...God's love, not my own! 

I came across a poem recently that reveals the missing link.....to just do it.  Use what you have, do what you can, say what you mean.  A little action is better than the abundance of ideas that will never get acted upon.  When you express genuine love, you will get along better with people. Love can be expressed in many practical ways.  This is called "A Psalm of Single-mindedness."  It is simple, to the point and just may provide the missing link:

Lord of Reality - make me real
not plastic, synthetic, pretend, phony
an actor playing out his part, hypocrite.

I don't want to keep a prayer list
but to pray.

Nor agonize to find Your will
but to obey what I already know.

To argue theories of inspiration
but to submit to your Word.

I don't want to explain the difference between Eros and Philo and Agape,
but to love.

I don't want to sing as if I mean it,
I want to mean it.

I don't want to tell it like it is,
but to be it like You want it.

I don't want to think another needs me
but I need him else I'm  not complete.

I don't want to tell others how to do it,
but to do it.

To have to be always right
but to admit when I'm wrong.

I don't want to be a census taker
but an obstetrician,
nor an involved person, a professional
but a friend.

I don't want to be insensitive
but to hurt when other people hurt.

Nor to say I know how you feel
but to say "God knows" and I'll try.
If you'll be patient with me
and meanwhile I'll be quiet.

I don't want to scorn the cliches of others
but to mean everything I say
including this. 

Joe Bayly

1 comment:

  1. That's what you call having the heart and mind of Christ...exactly what we should "want"! Thanks for sharing this! BTW, just so you will know, I use the Betty Crocker apron I won in your give away all the time. I love how it covers me completely! Thanks again for your generosity!

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