I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life. [1 John 5:13]

Sunday, April 19, 2009

If Only I Had

If only I had

believed the promise of eternal life in heaven
celebrated the joy of being sure of what I hope for
savored the calm of being certain of what I do not see
experienced the peace of resting in God
accepted the gift of amazing grace

I would have

spent less time stressing about daily life
expended less energy on striving after wordly goals
worried less about things I could not control
been less anxious about what the future held
stopped desiring things I did not need

If only I had

trusted the unconditional love of God
known the Savior as both human and divine
studied the living, active truth of scripture
embraced the power of the Holy Spirit
pursued the mercy extended to sinners

I could have

loved others with reckless abandon
understood how I could be forgiven
savored the inspired word of God
soared like an eagle on the wind
let go of guilt over things I never meant to do

If only I had



(c) 2009 - Mary Moss

4 comments:

Andrea said...

This is awesome!!

If only I had blogged sooner???
I have been thinking about this ? this evening....
love and prayers, andrea

RCUBEs said...

Great musing....God bless sis Mary.

Joanne Sher said...

Wow - great musings and a thought-provoking post!

Chatty Kelly said...

The saddest words of tongue or pen are these four words: "It might have been." ......

Or "If only I had."

Great post!