Tag Archives: Christianity

Light Of The world

In this dark chaotic world it would be easy to lose hope

to lose faith, lose touch, to stop caring

so much hate, self righteousness, bigotry

There are problems everywhere

So much that if you tender your heart it can feel like death

 

Yet there is another way

Where instead of focusing on the negative

You can focus on the positive

For all the doom & gloom that gets reported

There is much more amazing good that doesn’t sell advertising slots

 

Myself, I put my hope in Jesus Christ, my faith is still in Him

The light of the world, who is

Still healing hearts

Still opening eyes

Still making all things new

 

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends

The author of life who knows all things, made all things

Somehow still cares enough to know my name

To call me friend & forgive me yet again, everyday

The best way to survive the darkness, is to focus on the light

 

 

.

Advertisements

The Problem is Love?

Is the world burning?

Are these the end times?

Look at the news

Look at social media

What has happened?

Where are we heading?

 

Murder, rape, slavery

Terrorism, prison brakes

Pirates, dictators, kingpins

 

Money laundering, tax evasion

Political corruption, corporate corruption

Capitalism, communism, socialism

Fuck-it-all-ism

 

Domestic abuse

Rampant prejudice

Bullying, pedophilea,

 

Common decency? Where is that?

 

Preachers with private jets, telling the world that the biggest problem we have is two people loving each other? really?

People have a right to their own beliefs, just because you do not share them does not give you the right to judge or hate. Especially if you are claiming to do it in the name of Jesus. People claim to be defending the word of God, doing what is right. Did you ever stop to think that if God is really who we claim He is, then how arrogant would that make you, to think that He would need you to defend Him? Share the gospel, not some hate message delivered through false piety.

At times I despair at the world, other times I ignore the world. I wonder sometimes why I write less these days, sometimes it is because to write I need to observe & sometimes this world disgusts me so much that I just want to switch off, to hide in my own little bubble. Then other times I feel like I should rant, because I have the right to my beliefs too. The right to think that each and every person is equal, created with their own path & their own unique beauty. It is not for anyone to judge another, simply to love, help them on their journey if you can. If you cannot comprehend the choices of another, if they are not hurting anyone, just step back & wish them well, they probably don’t need or want your approval anyway.

Peace & love my friends

Part the Darkness

Close your eyes
Place your hands together in front of your chest
Picture darkness in front of you
The darkness and chaos of this time of year
Whatever causes you pain make sure it’s in there
Stretch your arms out fully
Feel the darkness pressing against your arms
Now open your arms slowly
Part the darkness
Picture light in the distance bursting through
As you move the darkness allow the light to flood in
Now look carefully at the light
See, it is a star,  a once in a lifetime star
Underneath is a stable
In that stable a baby
That child is your king
He is the light of the world
Remember that this season
And enjoy your Christmas and advent
For what it truly means
Not lists or consumerism
But the celebration of the birth of Christ

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