Sometimes it just amazes me
How my God shows concern
About the little things that bother me
In this stream of live and learn.
I’ve seen these fancy descriptive words
Used maybe a time or two…
Poetically or otherwise
And I wondered…wished I knew…
Were these words meant unkindly?
Were they aimed in my direction?
Perhaps toward a friend of mine?
Either case holds God’s objection.
He’s not into childish games And, quite frankly, I’m not either. I tend to question reasons for These words that twist and teeter.
I do believe and will state here With no intent to dramatize That criticism out of control Is repulsive in God’s eyes.
I asked Him if glitz and glamour And flash are deemed taboo. His answer almost floored me And it might surprise you, too.
He said, “Please consider Heaven, Because it is surely flash! Streets of gold and gates of pearl… It’s all splendor…it’s all splash!”
Heaven is over the top As far as glitz and glamour goes… One might be disappointed If one turns up one’s nose
Don't look down on those God's blessed With a fancy home or car. He is a very giving God... Just remember who you are
What I’ve shared is meant to teach To challenge one to think. Spewing all these weedy words Simply creates a stink
That drifts right up to Heaven Straight to the Father’s Throne. Prayerfully consider things... Leave judging to God alone.
Doris Jacobs-Covington November 2012
~~Author’s Note~~ The person or persons this is intended to minister to will know it in their heart. I’m not here to criticize or condemn… simply to point to what God is saying.
Romans 14: 10-13 “Why do you criticize and pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you look down upon or despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God. And so each of us shall give an account of himself - give an answer in reference to judgment - to God. Then let us no more criticize and blame and pass judgment on one another, but rather decide and endeavor never to put a stumbling block or an obstacle or a hindrance in the way of a brother.” (The Amplified Bible)