In church this past Sunday, the choir sang this hymn:
It made me wonder how many of us are really willing to go and do and be whatever Christ wants. I fear I’m too often more like the anonymous writer of the poem below. I’m all too inclined to offer God what feels comfortable and convenient. Which kind of Christian are you?
Think It Over
Real service is what I desire;
I’ll say what You want me to say, dear Lord—
But don’t ask me to sing in the choir.I’ll say what You want me to say, dear Lord;
I like to see things come to pass;
But don’t ask me to teach girls and boys, dear Lord—
I’d rather just stay in my class.I’ll do what You want me to do, dear Lord;
I yearn for the Kingdom to thrive;
I’ll give You my nickels and dimes, dear Lord—
But please don’t ask me to tithe.I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord;
I’ll say what You want me to say;
I’m busy just now with myself, dear Lord—
I’ll help You some other day.