To Accept or Not

“And Nahash the Ammorite answered them, ‘On this condition I will make a covenant with you; that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel’.” 1 Samuel 11:2
“So the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and told the news in the hearing of the people. And all the people lifted up their voices and wept.” 1 Samuel 11:4

The people began to weep when they heard Nahash’s statement.

Lord, we desire to pray and seek You first before we accept anything into our lives. And here’s a simple poem . . .

I Need To Know

When I hear the news
do I concede right away
think it’s a done deal
before I even pray?

Please help me to discern
just what I need to know
to stand in the gap
not giving in or letting go.


  1. A perfect example of a short well-written poem.

  2. Thank you, Sanah, for reading and commenting . .. so nice of you! God bless you as you write today!

  3. yes may we always seek Him first!
    good counsel… wise words!

  4. Thank you faith-filled fisherlady, for your encouragement and support. You bring His hope with you each time you come! God bless you as you stay in His arms today!

  5. I was convicted of this during communion yesterday – how I’ve been making day-to-day decisions without a thought to His big-picture plan. Yet He desires to be a part of every tiniest detail of our lives! Thank for such a timely reminder.

  6. Thy will be done. And mine is to be believe in the possible — His possibles 🙂

  7. Your forty words say more than most epics. Awesome!

  8. I know I do that too, planaquarium. And I tend to accept things just as they are, no questions asked. Sometimes that can be good, but sometimes not so good! God bless you as you desire Him to be in every part of your life!

  9. Love you, sweet spoon! And believing in His possibles with you! You’ve seen what He can do. God bless you as you seek Him and pray today!

  10. Less eye strain this way. 😉 God bless you, Larry, as you take it all to Him and ask the hard questions.

  11. This was perfect. Thanks – God bless, Moskowitz

  12. Amen!

    Blessings and many thanks,



  13. God bless you, Ann full of grace and joy, and all of Him that you allow in!

  14. Deb, What great advice! Pray first. My license plate holder says “Life is short. Pray hard.” Life is also full of challenges and situations that may or may not be what God wants for us. Thank you for the poetic reminder to bring all things to Him in prayer before we proceed. I try to do that, but I know there are things I don’t “bother” the Lord with thinking I can take care of it myself. Peace, Linda

  15. God bless you too, Buddah! Loving what you getting down for the prompts this month!

  16. Linda, I am someone who accepts alot. A LOT. ha! Learning . . .so thankful that we can still learn and listen to Him. God bless you as you pray and ask Him about some of those things that come along!

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