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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some Things Bare Repeating...

Gen. 12:1 ~ "The LORD had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people & your father's household & go to the land I will show you."

Sometimes the LORD calls us to travel "The Road Not Taken." Whether it's our initial call to follow Him, to change churches, to start a new ministry, to change jobs, to start a business...even to give a child a name that's 'out of the ordinary'...or to be an "Abraham" & follow the LORD's call to go...you know not where.

But...He uses it all! All in the name of obedience to our LORD & HIS call.

It's been quite a while, but I ran upon this treasured, classic Robert Frost poem & thought how fitting it is to the times we live in. I have always been a person who stood firm in my convictions. One of my most-often repeated sayings is, "Who wants to be like everyone else?" And that always requires stepping out & many times even being the only one standing when everyone else was sitting...or bowing...as in the case of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego. So, in light of those thoughts that were provoked as I read this wise old poem, & in light of the times we are living in, I thought it could stand to be re-read here...

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. Great post....feels like forever since I've visited. Praying all is well with you :)


  2. How do you know for certain that it's the Lord's will and not Him giving you the freedom to make the decision? Thanks for sharing the poem and I understand that we need to fallow the Lord in all things. *smile* All I'm saying is that sometimes it's easier to see than others. *smile* Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

  3. Mattew 7:14 (KJV) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    God bless you, Kim. I needed this post right now. I know the verse above is speaking of finding Christ and I have loved Him and accepted His way many years ago. Still, sometimes I have to remember that He also has a chosen path for me to follow in this life. I have had some real tough decisions to make recently. I thank the Lord that He is there to guide me to the right way. I also thank Him that He uses each of us to be a light for Him. I love the poem, it is one of my favorites. Big hugs to you, my sister in Him. My prayers are with you.

  4. Sometimes it's hard to know if it's time to go on a different path. Thanks for the post. It really gave me something to think about.


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