Donít push me aside just yet my child,
Donít put me back upon that shelf,
I want you to use me in your daily life,
And listen to me instead of yourself.
I promised not to forsake you,
Iíve always been there no matter where you are.
Wherever you may go each day,
You can be sure that Iím not far.
I have ask that you be faithful to me,
Iíve ask that you spread my Word.
Iíve ask that you listen when I speak to you,
But youíre not allowing my voice to be heard.
Havenít I been there for you?
Havenít I always pulled you through?
Donít you realize that I love you so much,
That I died on the cross for you?
And yet you hesitate,
To go the least bit out of your way,
To spread my Word and love,
Or to even take time to pray?
Tell me just what would it take,
Tell me what I need to do.
Tell me what you need to hear,
For me to get through to you.
Then think about it my child,
I know already what you will say.
I know each word youíll speak before you do,
Iíve known since the very first day.
But why would you make me go to that length,
To get you to listen to my plea?
Iíve worked miracles right before you,
And yet you still donít believe in me.
Think of the times Iíve held your hand,
Think of the times youíve survived,
Think of the blessings Iíve bestowed upon you,
You canít say at all that youíve been deprived.
Have you learned anything from the trials Iíve allowed?
Have they brought you closer to me?
Let me ask once again my child,
What will it take to make you see?
Tonight I ask that you pick up that Bible,
But before you do please say a prayer,
Youíll feel a tug at your heart as you read,
But thatís just me saying I care.
Thatís me saying Ē Thank-you my child,
For being obedient to me.Ē
And each time you donít push me aside,
Youíll be amazed at what you can see.
Think of the sacrifice Iíve made for you,
And how much of a sacrifice youíve made.
To grow my kingdom and spread my word,
Or put your heart into what youíve prayed?
I am asking you now to be a good Christian,
Donít forget the reason I died,
But most of all donít give up on me child,
Please donít try to push me aside.
I am here with you forever,
If you will just believe.
Think of eternal life in Heaven,
And all that you can receive.
But until then I ask for your help,
I want you to be part of the Plan.
Spread my word, love one another,
Make disciples across this land.
And some day, when we meet face to face
Youíll be glad my child that you tried.
To do whatís pleasing to me, not man,
And that you didnít push me aside.
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