Thursday, November 15, 2007

God's Way / The World's Way

The following is just some observations I have made. It's not a poem although it's kind-of in poem format. It's basically just something I wrote randomly.

I'll Choose the First.

God's way...
We percieve things with our hearts,
And not with our eyes and ears.
The world's way...
We percieve things with our eyes and ears,
And not with our hearts.

God's way...
We become more self-less.
The world's way...
We become more selfish.

God's way...
We seek after righteousness.
The world's way...
We seek after self-righteousness.

God's way...
We practice humility.
The world's way...
We practice "high mindedness."

God’s way…
We say, “thank you” more and complain less.
The worlds way…
We complain more and say, “thank you” less.

God's way...
We love more and judge less.
The world's way...
We judge more and love less.
(including ourselves)

God's way...
We love to serve.
The world's way...
We "have to" serve.

God's way...
We focus on the blessings.
The world's way...
We focus on the scarcities.

God's way...
Changes things from the inside-out.
The world's way...
Changes things from the outside-in.

God's way...
We understand each other more.
The world's way...
We fight with each other more.

God's way...
Instills trust and fidelity in relationships.
The world's way...
Instills mistrust and infidelity in relationships.


God's way...
Defends and protects
The sanctity of marriage and the chastity of women.
The world's way...
Exploits and degrades marriage
And mocks the chastity of women.

God's way...
We nurture a spirit of optimism.
The world's way...
We nurture a spirit of pessimism.

God's way...
Increases our perspective.
The world's way...
Decreases our perspective.

God's way...
Rules protect us.
The world's way...
Rules limit us.

God's way...
Always brings freedom.
The world's way...
Always brings bondage.

Conclusion:
Following God and His ways is guaranteed to bring everlasting happiness.
Following the World and it's ways is guaranteed to bring everlasting misery.

Let us be "in" the world.... but not "of" the world.
Let us choose the first!By- Alicia Rawlins http://aliciarawlins.com/

1 comment:

Esther said...

Alicia, I hope this message gets to you this time. I want you to know how proud I am of you and your endeavors for you to share your testimony. I know that Heavenly Father has gave you these gifts of poetry and art to help you with your desire to share your testimony of Him. You are a really great Mother and have a great Husband. I am so glad you survived you're premature birth and you are part of my life. I learn from you all the time.
Loving your Mother