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Light Of The World

Light of the world

Burn inside my soul

Kindle deeper love

Draw me closer still

 

May my consciousness

Be overloaded by Your presence

May the thought of You, direct all that I do

Let me be consumed by the fire of Your love

 

Holy Jesus, may your glorious name

Be reflected evermore in who I am

Take me, mold me, grow me

I am yours & You are the Light of the world

 

 

 

 

 

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Woeful am I

Woeful am I

Without You I am nothing

Selfish, hurtful, destructive

Lazy, wasteful, angry

 

Joyful am I

For I have You

You have rescued me

You have cast me anew

 

Thankful am I

For with You I can do all things

Loving, caring, sharing

Teaching, singing, receiving

 

Through You

I am a light that shines bright

Through me

I pray that they will see only You

 

2 Sides, Perspective

Sometimes I wish I was offended or repulsed by things that don’t bother me

I wish the effects of my damaged past were not still so evident in the choices I freely make

Why do I sin?

What is sin anyway?

Is it really just bad words or lust?

Or is it hurting people? What is hurt?

Is it marginalizing people?

Putting and keeping them down?

What is fault? Who is fallen?

Where is hope? How can you hope?
Hope is in freedom

Freedom is in salvation

Answers are given

When questions are correctly asked

Peace is found in connection

Connection with the Father

Peace is not the lack of something

It is the presence of someone (Jesus)

Sometimes the thing keeping us from the promises and breakthrough of God

Is our devotion to hopelessness

 

Choose life, choose love

Choose freedom, choose peace

Awaken, walk the path

Find salvation

In God above

 

 

Songs of Praise

I will sing the praises of The Lord at all times

Not just in sunshine and good times

I will praise him when I suffer

For I know He will use it for His glory even though He did not bring it

 

I will cry out to You

Not only in times of anguish but to glorify Your name

To celebrate the victories that you provide

 

The Lord is good

His love endures forever

Thank you Father for Your never ending mercies

Guide me, Mold me

Make me more like Christ everyday

 

The Skeptic

Thousands gather to honor the Lord

Healing is suggested

Then healing is claimed

Can it be real?

Could it be true?

Why do you feel nothing?

Is this all a sham

A trick to try and make you believe? Really?

How arrogant are you, that you could think that this is all about you?

 

A connection is made

A transaction made

Genius marketing

Or a gift from God?

Did someone take $20 from you?

Or did your Father say here read this, I know you will love it?

 

Skepticism is everywhere

We live in a cynical world

Sometimes it is better to just look past it

To ignore what the doubtful world tries to say

Receive the gift for what it is

Even if you’re wrong, it is better this way

Than living in doubt and cynicism and misery your whole life

 

 

The sceptic must have proof

There must be a reason for everything

For if the skeptic were to be wrong

If there are real things that are unseen

If there are things that are beyond

Human reason and logic

Then where would that leave the skeptic?

 

Pure Love

Accepting responsibility

It is easy to misunderstand

There are many parts of the story

Parts I am smart enough not to share here

 

I can paint you the picture of a victim

Make it all seem so pitiful

I can give you the psychological justifications

As they have been revealed to me

 

The cross I bear

Is not that of things that could have been

But of choices that I freely made

Certainly they were influenced

 

But at the end of the day

I still made the choice

I sought acceptance in the wrong place

I said yes when I should have said no

 

Over and over and over

I chose to build a reputation a certain way

No one made me, I chose that

Now I can see why it happened

 

Then it was just living life

Sometimes I wonder

How much easier would the “good” life be?

If the echoes of the past were not there to haunt me

 

Then, as always

I am reminded

This is the present

This is where you are to live

 

The past is done

All of my reckless stupidity, hidden desperation

Every sin, past present and future

Has been paid for

 

He who has been forgiven much will love much

Oh my King, my love for you is beyond measure

My sin has been cast as far as the east is from the west

My love for you is greater than life itself

 

I pick up my cross daily

No longer through shame

But through devotion, adoration

Beautiful, pure as pure love gets

 

Through Grace Alone

It is through grace alone

That I am here today, not the sum of regrets

For the boy that was and the boy that could have been

But the man who is, who is not the man that was

 

Without that grace

The man who is, is not

And the boy that was is

Thank You for Your grace Father

 

I am eternally grateful

That your love

Always has & always will

Outweigh my imperfections