Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
I have another unknown author short poem to share with you today:
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself,
And see what THAT man has to say.
For it isn't your father or mother or wife
Who judgment upon you must pass;
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum
And call you a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass.
Psalm 40:12 (NCV);
“Troubles have surrounded me; there are too many to count. My sins have caught me so that I cannot see a way to escape. I have more sins than hairs on my head, and I have lost my courage.”
Delve deep into your heart and root out all that is there of which you are ashamed! Confess those things to Jesus Christ, and cleanse yourself from them.
Keep looking in the glass – daily – and make sure you like what you see.
May God bless each one of us with true vision -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.