“Walking the Walk”
We had to quit playing God—AA Slogan
You are the Master Architect,
Engineering the events of my life,
Providing an opportunity for me
To rise to the occasion each day of my life.
At times, Your leading seems clear,
While at others, it seems remote,
Appearing to be so far away
That I can’t find You,
Regardless of how hard I try.
Even when Your presence alludes me,
I know that You are there.
You are always guiding me—
Always present, always vigilant.
As my life becomes increasingly visible
And people occasionally look to me for guidance,
Let my life speak of what You have done—
Not by my words, which seem so inadequate—
As they seem to be petty, trite and shallow—
But by my actions, which are observable by all.
Oh, how I loathe the pompously religious—
Those who are condescending, arrogant, and unbending.
May I never be like them—like those who talk
Of Your love and guidance, while seeking an advantage.
Let my witness be viewed by my actions,
And not by my mellifluous tongue,
Which I know can be self-serving and serpentine,
Make me know Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Ty truth and teach me, for Thou are the God of my salvation; For Thee I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5)