The Prodigal


He sets out on his own path
Seeking the fields of greener grass
Always striving to get ahead
Not fearing God, he has no dread

His ears now deaf to the Words of Life
Grieving his Father and his wife
Too busy now to consider his ways
The Spirit within, he now betrays

The once burning fire, now only cold ashes
The once treasured Word, now he trashes
He’s wandered from the narrow way
He’s chosen badly, his wages must pay

The evil one laughs as he closes the snare
Another trophy taken unaware
Of the danger that lurks at the door
Of deception that promises more and more

The price of admittance is the soul of the man
Mistakenly thinking that he’s in command
As the trap slams shut is it now too late?
Not heeding the warning don’t go thru that gate

As he cries out with tears in great distress
Godly sorrow arises, his sins he must redress
Recalling there’s only One Who can restore
No longer proud, in humility he implores

Forgive me, my Father, for my rebellion and arrogance
I’ve betrayed your goodness, kindness, and patience
I plead the precious Blood and repent of my sins
“My son,” HE replies, “The prodigal returns; welcome come in”


Scriptural References:
Psalms 10:1-11;124:7; 91:3;  Proverbs 1:11; 7; 23:26-28; Job 34:27
Haggai 1:5, 7
:  Luke 5:11-32;  Romans 6:23;  2 Corinthians 7:10.


~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”

Mary B. Dovie imageMary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing.  Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama.  Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.

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