I don’t do what I want to do
I do what I don’t need
I need to do what I should do
For my soul to be freed
I do things that I shouldn’t do
I don’t do things I should
But when I look for strength I find
Inside there’s nothing good.
The strength I seek is not in me
Not in myself alone
The sin in me, it weighs me down
This is the life I’ve known
But where to find the strength I need
To do the things I should?
With thanks I look outside my self
And seek the One who’s Good.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I went to an all you can eat buffet a while ago. I paid $7.95, and for that price, I was allowed unlimited access to any food there I desired. In theory, I could have eaten each and every piece of food in the building for that one payment. There was no deficiency in the payment that would have prevented it from covering my doing so. But I never intended to eat everything in the restaurant even before I entered it. In fact, I knew exactly what I wanted, and how much of it I wanted, the moment I decided to go there. That’s not to say what I chose to eat was really any better than what I did not choose. In fact, many people would have chosen much fancier or more nutritious dishes, I’m sure. I chose what pleased me, simply because it pleased me, and it satisfied me to do so. And not one cent of the purchase price was wasted, even though, it could have covered so much more than I ate, because I got exactly what I intended all along.