Who Made the Move?

Today is Saturday and that means this is the day I bring you a new song. I haven’t written it yet, but I have an original tune in mind for this. Hopefully I will get the tune done quickly.

Earlier this week I ran across something I had heard before, “If God seems far away, guess who moved.” At least to me, what makes that work is the word, “seems.” When I had heard it before I understood completely what was implied in with the question. If God seems far away, we are the one who moved.

I started out with that end in mind. After working my way through the song, I finished with a different idea.

People say that God-is all around.
If you look, God can always be found.
God was not here, when things fell apart.
God is with us, let the laughs now start.
I am lost but making my own way,
I wander but to God I won’t pray.
I think I know but I cannot prove,
Let me ask you, did God make the move?

It was God who made the move?
It was, God who made the move?

God was right here and I did not go.
God drew near and I refused to show.
God is out there, but what does that prove
God doesn’t care and God made the move?

I had it all friend that is no lie.
God took It and left me high and dry.
Left behind, alone, but couldn’t prove,
Stuck in it all, and God made the move?

It was God who made the move?
It was God who made the move?

God was here and still, I did not go
God drew near, and I refused to show
God is out there, but what does that prove
God doesn’t care and God made the move?

I know, God did this to me.
Even now, God won’t, leave me be.
God gave but soon it was gone.
I am God’s small lowly pawn….
Stop, Wait, give me time to think.
I’m who got life, out of sync.
There is nothing for me to prove.
Now I know who, made the move.

I’m sure I know now, who made the move
I’m sure I know now, who made the move

God is here, and will not let me go.
God draws near, and grace on me will flow.
God is out there, but what does that prove?
God loves me and always makes the move?

God is out there, but what does that prove?
God loves me and always makes the move?


I pray you have a blessed weekend.

Seeking the Genuine,

Copyright 2020, J Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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