Thursday, 18 April 2013

Never got out of the boat.....

Here is a poem read by Ness Wilson from Open Heaven (@openheaven) at Spring Harvest this year. It speaks for itself.

To sinful patterns of behaviour,
that never get confronted and changed,
Abilities and gifts
that never get cultivated and deployed –
Until weeks become months
And months turn into years,
And one day you’re looking back on a life of
Deep intimate gut-wrenchingly honest conversations you never had;
Great bold prayers you never prayed,
Exhilarating risks you never took,
Sacrificial gifts you never offered
Lives you never touched,
And you’re sitting in a recliner with a shrivelled soul.
And forgotten dreams,
And you realise there was a world of desperate need,
And a great God calling you
to be part of something bigger than yourself
You see the person you could have become but did not;
You never followed your calling.
You never got out of the boat.