Stop Limiting Jesus!

“Stop Limiting Jesus!”

Stop! I say,
And gather round.
I give a request
That by mountains will resound.

Stop this unrighteous nitpicking!
This limiting of Jesus
Many are committing.

Stop the fighting,
Instead come full round
To prayers instead,
With unison sound!

You will not have any power
Until you see.
You’ll find no end to strife,
You’ll find no sense of peace!

Stop sign with mountains in the background

So give it up, stop limiting Jesus.
You’ll find hope,
Move mountains,
When you see this.

Pray that nothing
Move your hands or your feet.
Pray you, not other
Than by His will proceed!

Pray that in your life
His will be done.
And that, by His power,
In the name of the Son!

Truly I tell you
It is the state of your heart.
Let no man tell you
That to hell you depart!
For it is the Father alone
Who by your life can make art.

Some say, they are of this
Or of that belief.
I tell you now,
There is only one relief.

And That is when
Your heart doth rest
In the arms of the Savior
Who gave it breath!

So let not one tell the other no
By eating this, that you shan’t go.
Or by wearing that, or wearing this,
You’ll not taste heaven, not taste bliss.

For on the cross
Jesus, to the malefactor did there say,
“…thee with Me shalt in paradise be today!”
He did not say,
“Get ye down and be baptized
Or I’ll revoke
Your entry into heaven,
That by belief to me has spoke.”

For it is the state of our heart
Praise the Lord, at last breath,
That ultimately in the hands
Of our Father doth rest!

So, put off those things
And thoughts done like a child.
The chastising of the Lord
Has yet been mild.

Love the Lord
With all your soul, mind, heart!
From anything else you had best depart.

Love thy neighbor as thyself
Is likened also as a request.
On these two commands,
All the law and the prophets
Doth hang, doth rest.

© Kari L. Greenaway

Scripture References:
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and
the prophets.
Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

(Teaching Christian Poetry / Christian Poems)

This poem can be found in the book, “He Had You at Belief: A Collection of Christian Poetry”

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