Is it beginning to be old hat 

My constant harping. – that

You can be a friend of God.

Don’t you think that it is odd 

People turn down such an offer

Choosing rather to be a scoffer!

 The Bible tells of people who

Stuck with him, like sticky glue

Enoch, Moses, and Abraham

 David, Jeremiah, and Adam

All such different sorts of men

But God called each of them his friend.

Some are known for flagrant sin,  others seemed to be very good men

Some military geniuses, others not; some rich, others not;

Some educated, others not; some political, others not;

Some powerful, others not; some well-known, others not.

So what DID they have that WE have got?

We all have in the same measure

What to God is his pleasure.

They returned to him, what he gave to them.

And he wants from us, without fuss,

just what he has given to us!


Much easier said than done

But it’s possible and fair to everyone.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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12 Responses to WHAT GOD VALUES

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    I love your poem Oneta. A great message and a great rhyme. Time indeed, sometimes we give it everything or everyone else but God, When life is so much bearable and less burdensome when He is our focus. Thanks for sharing Oneta. I hope you are well 🙂

  2. Sadah says:

    This is wonderful.

  3. Faye says:

    Great poem. encouraging post. Thank you. Like CEMENT we need in these days to connect to Him. Blessings and love!

  4. Yes, no one else is more reliable than God. Nice poem, Oneta!

  5. oneta hayes says:

    Reblogged this on Sweet aroma and commented:

    Ran onto this and think it is good for another round. Anyway I need reminding. I have no time if He doesn’t give it to me.

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