True Obedience

When there is abundance
     we eat and drink it in
          with great joy,
               instead of true thanks.
When we observe a fast
     we chose to do without
          with self-pity
               instead of true sorrow.
Joy that is self-centered,
Observance that is mere habit,
     is not obedience to Thee.
Obedience is more than doing,
     it is doing so in heart and spirit.
True obedience is doing it for Me.

Zechariah 7

    Included in the Parade of
Prophets Zechariah collection.

by J Alan R
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