I’ve Been Asking–a Poem

I’ve been asking Jesus, 
because He said I could
(ask)
about a Five Year Plan–
like a plannable annuity
with a guaranteed return
on my investment.
As if….
as if a sure answer for
my tomorrows would
bring me peace today.
He whispers instead what’s doable–
The five hour plan–
a clump of time allotted to,
say, oh, baking a pie.
Manageable, like a tried and true
recipe–
gather ingredients
check oven
double check recipe
slice, mix, roll, bake.
Voila, a pie, sure as shootin’
guaranteed.
Only took a few hours.

Yes, I asked Jesus about
what’s ahead…on down
the road, over the hill,
in the future
and of course (you guessed it)
He handed me a peach.
“Use what’s in your hands,” He said,
“Use what’s in your hands.”
~~~~

The issue of ‘calling’ has been on my mind and this poem sort of poured out a few weeks ago.  
I’m honored to have a piece over at the Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood this week talking about just that thing.

About the poem: the first line in is a prompt from The Mischief Cafe
a book of inspiration and how-to’s, sort of a peoplehood of the traveling poems kind of book from Tweetspeak Poetry. 
You can read more about The Mischief Cafe here.

One thought on “I’ve Been Asking–a Poem

  1. Thank you, Jody, for the timely reminder as I cut-and-paste, read stories, play tag, and change diapers for a two-year old (our granddaughter). What's in my hands is a pliable spirit of a future generation–worth putting aside personal dreams for! God will take care of those soon enough, according to his timetable. Here at my desk is a Post-It on which I've copied: “Walk by faith in God's promise for tomorrow.” It gives me hope–and patience!

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