Oh Listen Young and Listen Old, Redeem the Time While There is Life

Published by Deborah Negron

Hebrews 5:5, 7-9

For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

Hebrews 5:1‭-‬5‭, ‬7‭-‬9 ESV

Proverbs 22:6, 15

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away.

I stood there young and with strength

Decided to ignore the elders plans.

Took my life in my own hands.

I stood there in arrogance, thinking I knew… What had to happen next…

I had to take a chance.

Thought for sure I knew best

But they had lived life long and knew much more…

Yet, My ignorance prevailed.

The path I took was full of dreams…

Assuming these I would fulfill…

I chose to keep my own opinions.

Time would tell who had dominion.

The years went by the years went on

and when time had run its course…

I took a look at where I had been and realized how I had sinned.

The path I’d thought would be the best,

Put God in the place of second best.

Oh, I had faith, I thought I did…

Yet the time wasted was such as this…

I had forgotten the elder’s lessons.

I had decided for myself

To take this path I had made for me…

And now I sat with years now gone by

and lessons lost and days aside.

But were it not for God’s love and grace

The time and thoughts would have made me die… Regret Overwhelms.

For as I looked on time gone by

I realized I had to try…

Those lessons lost I now had to regain…

To start my life all over again.

To now give God my best and trust

the latter years would not be in vain.

Oh, Lord, if I had listened and not strayed then…

Oh, If only I had searched what your will had been…

For what is life when we forget,

The giver of, the one Who gave…

I thought I had God in my own way…

but did not follow in His steps

I chose to move and then tell him to bless…

Oh let me listen and let me learn…

Let me follow and seek your will…

Let no more wasted days go by…

Let me be diligent. Lord, let me try.

For now my strength is not the same.

Discernment came, my hair now gray.

Oh Lord let me be wise from this day on…

Let me live for you this time…

For my years left are now much less…

I pray to your will I’ll give my best.

Help me to consider each moment and each new day and follow you the rest of my days.

Let me look at your grace… Let me consider my ways… Let me more be ready to listen, Let me Fulfill you will.

Lord cause me to understand the seasons and grant me wisdom to understand the times.

Let me no longer be wallowing in the past mistakes. Allow me to be surrendered to you will.

I am yours and you are mine. Lord let me be able to shine.

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