Some people question the fact
Iíve given my life to the Lord.
They tell me the life Iíve led
Surely merits no reward.
Some people think it an act
To avoid responsibility.
As if the mercies Iíve pled
Were not being sought truly.
I guess they just donít realize
The past still weighs on my soul Ė
That Iím in no way exonerated
From the price that past extols.
Iím still doing time, and in the eyes
Of the world Iím still a beast;
But to His cause now dedicated,
All of that hinders me the least.
No, the one thing that does stunt me,
However, as I look within;
Is the fact that those hurt by me,
Might never see me genuineÖ
That the joy encompassed might not be
A joy that theyíll come to share.
Though one who deserves it far less, me,
Now rests, at peace, in Jesusí care.
Still, daily I take up my cross Ė
Giving all in Jesusí name.
Praying He reveal to you His planÖ
That youíll know that this is no game.
For nothing earthyís counted loss,
With the gain of Christ added in.
And, indeed, Iím not a betting man,
But you can be sure, in this, Iím all-in.