Obedience – In “Seuss”-ical Style

by Debbie Stovall

In honor of the birthday of author Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) I share with you a poem the Lord put in my heart several years ago. It is a bit fun and silly as “seussical” things are. But it has a point. Allow God to pierce your heart.


dr-seuss-hat-clip-art-cat_hat_by_2hello2-d32lileI am Sam.

Sam I am.

O Great I Am!

O Great I Am!

I’m not sure I like this, O Great I Am!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Do you like to obey The Lamb?

Do you obey Him here or there? Do you obey Him anywhere?

Will you obey Him in your house? Will you obey Him with your spouse?

Will you obey Him in peace and strife?

Will you obey Him facing death or life?

Would you, could you in a car?

Obey Him. Forgive them, just as they are.

You may like it, you will see, obeying the One who died on that tree!

Will you tell Him, “Let me be!” or will you obey continually?

In a palace, in the desert, in success and in your failures?

At home, at church, at work or play! Could you, would you, just obey?

In the dark? In the lonely dark? Would you obey Him when all is dark?

Would you, could you, in the sun?

Could you, would you when you’re having fun?

Can you, will you in your thoughts? Will you, or won’t you as you ought?

Up on the mountain, down in the valley?

Around the world, or just next door?

Whether you’re rich or whether you’re poor? . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

You do not like the word “obey”?

You do not like it so you say.

Try it, try it and you may.

Try it and you may I say! …

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I do so like to obey the Lamb!

Thank you!

Thank you, Great I AM!

(Original poem by Debbie Stovall. Copyright August 1, 2016. Published in honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, March 2, 1904.)

2 thoughts on “Obedience – In “Seuss”-ical Style

  1. sheilak3130 says:

    Bravo, Bravo!! 🙂 I’m going to remember that the next time I’m resisting or ignoring something He’s instructed me to do ~ and then smile and obey!!

    Liked by 1 person

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