by Cindy Bleuler Tucker
first published in Maranatha newspaper, 1977. Slightly revised.
it’s time to stop drinking milk and to start eating meat.
baby christian, you have been ministered to by great preachers and teachers
you have learned how to study the Bible, how to pray, how to witness…
the time has come to serve ME.
yes, you still cling to the desires of the flesh–forsake those passions and bow down before ME.
the time has come to declare ME the Lord of your life.
child of God, your young spirit can not mature without growing pains
you must go through trials and be tested with fire…
the time has come to pick up your cross and follow ME.
my beloved. do not be frightened for it will never be time for ME to forsake you
I will wake up in the early morning and read scriptures with you
I will open people’s hearts as you share MY message of truth
I will go with you into the areas of temptation you must face
I will be hurt by the insults hurled at you because you dare to be different
I will walk through the fire with you, even unto death…
isn’t it time you stop drinking milk and start eating meat?