The words are all in red,
Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7,
words straight from the Word, Himself.
they’re bugging me,
getting under my skin,
sneaking into my thoughts unbidden.
Some call it the fasted lifestyle,
the kingdom lifestyle.
I call it hard,
But, He isn’t letting me ignore them,
these radical words of His.
lay it all down words,
say goodbye to self and man’s recognition words.
these words from the Man Himself,
aren’t very popular,
not very American prosperity-ish,
they’re so very lay it all down-ish,
so very Jesus freak-ish,
so very it’s not about me-ish.
I like to be liked.
I like to be accepted.
I like to be thought of as nice and kind and sweet and thoughtful.
Weird, people will think I’m weird,
if these three chapters become my standard for living.
I have a feeling I’m either all out or all in,
it’s not a pick and choose the parts I like lifestyle.
I need Him to give me the courage,
to say YES wholeheartedly.
I need His love,
to love Him wholeheartedly enough
to be all in.