Bless Me, then Let Me Be
by Julie B Cosgrove
How often does God want to bless us
Or maybe He wants to test us,
But we tell Him, thanks, but no.
Let’s just leave things status quo.
Don’t take me somewhere new,
I’d rather stay right here, thank you.
Don’t stretch me or bend or challenge me
Just please leave me alone, let me be.
I like it here in my little box.
All safe and cuddly with all the locks
I have placed on it to keep You out.
I’d rather complaint and whine and pout.
I don’t want to grow, I want to stay idle,
Nor spend or time on my knees reading the Bible.
I’m a mess, I know that, but hey, that’s me.
So give your grace and mercy for free.
Change the other people in my life,
The ones that hurt me and bring me strife.
Keep me warm and secure and healthy.
Oh, and yes, I’d like to be wealthy.
But don’t change a hair on my head,
mold my heart, or have me be led
down a path of service or sacrifice.
Nor have your Spirit give me advice.
Just give me what I want, Lord – that’s all.
Oh, and please be there when I fall.
And when I die, open the gates Above.
Until then, grant me unconditional love.
There’s plenty of time to be my Savior.
I have all of eternity to win your favor.
But for now, let me just believe you exist.
Be there for me, but don’t insist
I do anything different with my life.
Don’t trim me with your holy knife,
Or alter my lifestyle or way of thinking.
Just love me Lord and keep me from sinking.
“I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot….I reprove and discipline those whom I love. Be earnest, therefore, and repent. (Revelation 3:16,19)