Still, Small Voice

I tried so hard to understand
How to obey God’s word—His every command.

I knew there had to be a better way
To live for God each and every day.

Then one night while trying to sleep
Came a still, small voice these words to keep:

“My dear child, hear the words that I say,
Utmost attention to them you must pay.

“My love for you exceeds your deepest thoughts,
For with Divine Blood your soul was bought.

“So why not take a worthwhile dare,
By giving Me your every care.

“Time spent with Me will not be lost,
What’s gained through sacrifice is worth the cost.

“Just let go and you will see,
That the giving of your heart is pleasing to Me.”

—by Stephen, Union Correctional Institution