Friday, April 29, 2011

Two-Faced Christian

My daughter said “Mom, will you pray with me?”
I said, “I will, just wait and see!”
”I have a test that’s hard, today”
”I’ll be there in just a minute, okay?”
Off to school to start the day…
”Oh, we almost forgot to pray,
Just give me your hand, we’ll do it real quick.
’Thank you, Jesus, make all knowledge stick’”
”There you go, my sweet little girl.
Now get in there and give it a whirl”

My son comes home and says “Hey Mom,
I don’t feel so good, something is wrong.
Will you pray for me to take it away?”
I said “Of course, but in a minute, okay?”
Off to the Doctor – why is it happening this way?
Once again, we forgot to pray.
”Give me your hand, lets say a quick prayer.
I know the Lord can meet us there.
’Lord, help my son, don’t let him be sick
And thank You for hearing my prayer, real quick’”

My husband comes home and says “bad day.
Would you mind – let’s just pray?”
I said “No problem!  You know I will;
But in a minute, I’m busy still.”
So, we wait to pray and along goes the day
An argument comes and I don’t know what to say.
”Where did this come from?  Why so mad?”
”Because you’re always too busy… it makes me sad”
I realize now, we forgot to pray
And ask the Lord for a better day.
”Give me your hand, we’ll do it real quick”
Then, maybe the anger won’t stick.

Off to church now as a family
To sing praise and worship to our King.
I lift my hands and begin to pray.
How am I doing?  Is this the right way?

My husband and children look and see
The preacher preach and they look at me.
What is she doing when he asks her to pray?
She gets up and does it…. right away!
But what about us?  Can’t she do that at home?
Why do we have to plead and moan?

A TWO-FACED CHRISTIAN – she is just that!
Out there she can… but at home, she can’t.

Dear Lord,  help me today to be what you have called me to be.  A Godly wife and mother.  I don’t ever want to be too busy that I don’t show my husband and children that church is the only place to pray with fervency or that the world’s problems are more important than theirs.  I want them to see me as a woman who seeks after YOU at all times and is never too busy to stop what I am doing to pray for a need they have, right now!  Lord, let me be the light that shines for YOU – not just in the world or at church, but to my family first and foremost.  Don’t let them view me as a “Christian” out there, but not at home.  Don’t let me be a TWO-FACED CHRISTIAN. 
Now, please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying about “quick” prayers.  Those are definitely necessary at times.  This is all about the business of life… we, I, do not take the time at home I should to minister to my family first… God, husband, children…. others.  This is how HE called us to prioritize our relationships.  When this is in the right order, things fall into place as they should and your family doesn't feel you are too busy to see and hear them.  BUSY = Being Under Satan's Yoke

"TWO-FACED CHRISTIAN" is a poem by Angela M. Jackson, owner of this blog.  All rights reserved.


  1. AMAZING....yes. That's what HIS love is. How far He will reach to get our attention.

    I loved this Angela. And you. :) YOU are a sister of my heart!

  2. Angela, thank you for your precious comment over at my blog this week! Your words touched my heart. What a blessing.

    I pray all is well with you and that the Lord is doing mighty things in your life.

    God Bless my east-coast sister!