Christian Cowboy Poems

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Christian Cowboy Poems


Stuck in the Round Pen

For those whoíve never trained a horse, thereís something you should know.
Itís about whatís called the Round Pen. Itís where most horses go
to learn to follow signals thru a tender teaching touch.
But, horses in the round pen can only learn so much.
Pretty soon, a cowboy needs to let the pony out
so it can use what itís been taught. Cause trainingís all about
just getting ready for the ride and knowing what to do
when challenges and obstacles pop up in front of you.

Like ponies, we can study until the cows come home
in the safety of our round pen. But really, we should roam
outside our Bible study group, outside our churches walls
and use our training where it counts, in grocery stores or malls
or at the doctorís office, or any other place
where we can show Godís saving love and talk about His Grace.

But, Iím just like a fresh-broke colt that shivers at the thought
of leaving comfort zones behind. Iíd really rather not
put my faith out on display where others criticize
so I seek incognito ways I can evangelize.
I can talk about the weather, TV shows and foreign aid.
I can argue over politics or the latest sports team trade.
But when it comes to life and death, I seek my comfort zone
cause thereís no confrontation in my round pen all alone.

But Godís Word says to go and do. So, I must get a grip.
Securityís not the round pen, itís in relationship.
The closer that I get to God, the more my faith increases
and when I leave my round pen, I wonít go to pieces.
Iíll walk and talk with confidence about my transformation
since I accepted Jesus Christ, the gateway to salvation.
I know that God is faithful and with Him Iíll succeed
so letís all leave the round pen with Jesus in the lead.

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Authored by Jeff Hildebrandt. Used with author's permission.


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