Before the ascension In the whirlwind, Of his spirit, Eli-SHA asked Eli-JAH For a "DOUBLE portion" And so, to belie any inherited, mirrored distortion I have often, inwardly, wished for just HALF Of my mother's "Blessed Assurance" But, I must run my own race, this test of MY endurance I must put such thoughts up high on an out-of-reach shelf Yes, I must walk my own path and know Him.....for myself So, I must gather and plant my own "mustard seeds" And then just watch them grow, letting HIM... tend to the weeds No, of my sorrows, I won't even SPEAK into existence I'll just let my Protector handle any opposing resistance Yes, I'll just count my blessings as I "Hold Out Until My Change Is Come" Because that ole Devil Won't know what I'm saying when I just moan it out and....HUM For, truly, I have so many examples That "Jesus Will Work It Out, If You Let Him" Like when Elijah showed just how GREAT God is He poured WATER all over an altar as well as in a trench dug around But his unwavering, steadfast faith remained unmoveable and profound For even with such a fully doused PYRE He KNEW that God could still make a mighty FIRE! Also....there's the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Thrown into a fiery furnace But when King Nebuchadnezzar looked through that barred, burning-hot door He asked if only those THREE were thrown in?....because he saw FOUR! Yes, He said if that I'd just obey and follow the rules "Victory Is Mine." Because He'll make my enemies..my "FOOTSTOOLS!" Yes, according to MY faith, if I ASK Him He'll MOVE the mountain, lead me AROUND it Or even REDUCE it to an easily conquered hill All because I, unequivocably, KNOW that "Yes, God Is Real!"