Secret Choices in Life

April 9, 2015


There are only two choices
One is wisdom, one is folly
It’s a daily decision
It’s very simple
This invitation
To choose the road you will take
You’re free to decide
If you want to know just ask
Your Father’s glad to tell you
Is there anyone asking
You answer for you
You can know which road
It is your freedom to choose
We all have been hurt
I’m no exception to this
We all get it in the neck
There is a secret
To be found in both choices
They’re both inviting
One will bring you understanding
Stolen water will taste sweet
Food that’s eaten in secret
Is so delicious
This secret life leads to death
They don’t know the dead lay there
Folly’s guest will die quickly
And not remembered
Understanding leads to life
Doing right adds to learning
Darkness of death is exposed
Years added to life
Where do I begin
First, stand in awe of your God
Seek knowledge and good insight
God’s a real person
He knows my name and loves me
Even though I chose folly
A promise I claim daily
God never forsakes those who seek
To know and find out the truth
About God and self
Understanding comes
Love flourishes in secret
In stillness God comes
Embracing us in folly
Surprising us with real joy
They’re no exceptions
In this world we will suffer
A reality
The world we build will shatter
The pressures are just too great
Folly and wisdom
Which direction will you choose
You can medicate and die
Surrender and live
This love surpasses knowledge
Understanding will breathe life
These reflections come after reading and meditating on Psalm 9 and Proverbs 9. I have a practice I do each day to tune my soul to the basic realities of life. I live my life in a day. “I number my days by one.” Bob Nelson   I practice the basic fundamentals of soul each day like a musician practices his instruments. I practice seeking understanding above all else or I find my soul deceived by my own pride, lust and greed that sit in the secret places inviting me to choose to feed their hunger. This daily practice of stillness has lead me to the secret place of joy where I have been surprised with an intimate friendship of Presence that is not based on my feelings. It is based on discovering what is true about the world, self, God and real friendship. Folly taste good in the moment. It leads to death. Understanding will breathe life. It leads to Joy.
Proverbs has been my Father. Psalms has been my mother over the last 54 years.
Proverbs 9:6 “Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear (stand in reverent awe) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”