The Road He Chose For Me
Once I traveled on a well-worn road,
where many led the way;
I simply had to follow on,
as night will follow day.
If I had only known the lack,
the need I had within --
I may have turned another way
and followed only "Him."
Instead, I blithely traveled on,
not knowing of my loss,
until some sign posts pointed me
to the foot of a rugged cross.
Oh, I knew a lot about Jesus Christ,
the God-man on that "tree;"
I believed He died to open the gate
of heaven for you and me.
And since that time, I'd always heard,
we each must pass the test.
If I wanted to go to Heaven some day,
I must try to do my best.
But, Friends, I want to tell you now,
please listen to my story:
No matter how good your life may be,
it will not take you to glory!
As I began to read the Bible,
which is God's written word,
the things I learned amazed me,
and I marveled as I heard
that Jesus'death upon the cross
was all I need to claim
and heaven would be my destiny
if I trusted in His Name.
What mattered was what God said,
nothing less and nothing more.
The teachings I'd relied on,
the good things I'd done before;
the beauty of the sanctuary,
traditions from ages past --
When measured by God's own Word,
not one of these would last.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves;
It is a gift of God,
not of works,
lest any man should boast."*
At last I knew that Jesus'death
had paid for all my sin;
The only thing for me to do
was simply "invite Him In."
It seemed too easy to be true,
but I dared not deny His word.
I prayed, accepting His free gift;
and I know that Jesus heard.
When I asked Him to be my Saviour
and thanked Him for His love,
my soul was flooded with peace and joy --
assurance from above.
My struggles and fears were all for nought;
His gift has set me free.
Now I travel the road my Saviour chose,
and He walks along with me.
~ Connie Faust ~
"*Ephesians 2:8 & 9 KJV"
[ by: Connie Faust, Copyright © 2006 (email@example.com) -- submitted by: Connie Faust ]
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