Monday, March 22, 2010

Excuses

Excuses

Why do we make excuses for why we can't obey
This is when our hearts are led astray

Falling into evil temptations
Ignoring His expectations

Then blame Him for not progressing
Instead of on our knees confessing

Wondering why our problems are not being alleviated
But the route He mapped we deviated

We go to church and hear the Word
But don't truthfully understand what we heard

We take what we want to hear
But our efforts are not sincere

How can you love Him with half of our heart
Without learning His Word that He is attempting to impart

Build a true relationship with Him
Allowing Him to be the only one you depend

He will give you the strength to make it through
Your spirit He will renew

You will be able to feel His presence within
And allow your walk with Him to truly begin

Exodus 3:10-12 NIV
10-"...So now, go I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."
11-But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
12-And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you..."

Exodus 4:1 NIV
1-Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The Lord did not appear to you'?"

Exodus 4:11-13 NIV
11-The Lord said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
12-Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."
13-But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it."

See how Moses made exuses to not obey God's instructions!!!!  We doubt ourselves or dont want to stand up in His name, we are ashamed and deny him....Just as Peter denied Him after Jesus was arrested prior to Him being crucified, Peter denied Him three times...

John 18:17-18 NIV
17-"You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter.  He replied, "I am not."
18-It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm.  Peter also standing with them, warming himself.

Making exuses is basically denying God, in His eyes...Yes, we are sinners...and are not perfect, but God knows whats in our hearts and he knows if we are truly trying to please Him...Dont make exuses...Just do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. nice verses.

peter gives me hope. one day we will run out of excuses...

25champ said...

this beautiful. U should get a AMEN from everyone cause you just preached a sermon sis. I love it and I love your growth.

JStar said...

Thanks Brian and Champ :)

Champ, I basically reiterated the message that I received from church services Sunday...But I did add the scripture from John myself to show How Peter denied Jesus and to reference it to "Exuses" and denying God :)

25champ said...

I know, but you still killed it on the poem with the scripture to match. http://25champ-lovestoned.blogspot.com/?spref=tw

Just telling it like it is said...

Ohhh I love DC I went to the Holocaust museum and took the train to NYC...DC was so historic

Dulce said...

Now that I come to think about it--I've spent half my lifetime excusing myself...

Secretia said...

Excuse generally hide laziness and lies.

Miss.Stefanie said...

Great poem J!

Sheri said...

Great poem and I have to agree that we should all take up what our hometowns offer for free :) Thanks for the reminder to us all!

Steve E said...

OMG! There is that four-letter word again (actually two words togather): DOIT!

PEACE!