Tag Archives: Christ Jesus

GRACE

18 Mar

 {Grace}: The Free and Unearned favor of God

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Amazing Grace, how so Sweet…Sweet…Sweet

      Breathe it, Drink it, Eat it, Dance it, Sing it, Play it

      Walk it; Write it, Speak it, Hear it, Laugh it

      Sit in it, Sweat it, Cry it, Bleed it; Scratch into your soul

      Fix it in your eyes, Hold it tight; Seek it, Treasure it

       Meditate on it, Dream it, Live it, Share it

                 Love it

       Soak into my soul, wash over me, deep roots in,

       Wrap around me as my skin wraps, then…Transform me

       In the days when the crushing stones of worry, shame

       Pain, disappointment, weakness, dis-stress, unrest

       Unfaithfulness, sit in the very center seat of my heart…

       Grace is my Liberator, Rescuer, and Deliverer

                                                                                        Master it   

       In the days of rich Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, success, strength,

       Happiness…Grace is my boast, my show off, and my melody

       I look up at the stars tonight, as uncountable as they are,

       So is your Grace towards me oh God(ΑΩ), even as the sands of Earth.

I boldly humble myself before the Giver of Grace.

       Amazing Grace, how so Sweet…Sweet…Sweet…Hmmm…Sweet

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Feast of Art

4 Jan

image: whitegadget

the brush of a painter preserves the image
the voice of a singer woos the emotions
the chords of a musician sways the body
the words of a poet arouses the soul
when goodly mingled, it is a feast of art

Worth High-lighting and Sharing

8 Sep

This song was written  and sang by a friend of mine( Rob McMichael) and i love the message so much that i decided to present it here

Who You Are(original song)—Video

Lyrics:

Words cannot exaggerate
Yet I cannot articulate
The wonder of who You are my God.

None compare in holiness
And by your word the worlds exist
I marvel at who You are my God.

I stand in awe of the grace of the King
The Lord of everything
who still loves a wretch like me.
I stand and sing of the love of the Lamb
Demanding all I am
Because he loves a wretch like me.

He loves more than we will know
The cross stands in time just to show
The glory of who You are my God

One day soon we will sing
And all creation gladly bring
Our worship for who You are my God

I stand in awe of the grace of the King
The Lord of everything
who still loves a wretch like me.
I stand and sing of the love of the Lamb
Demanding all I am
Because he loves a wretch like me.

Words cannot exaggerate
Yet I cannot articulate
The wonder of who You are my God.

And then…

6 Sep

image: dipity.com

[In memory of 9/11, loss, and service]

Heart-piercing shrieks as speechless horror unfolds

Panic thundering through the routines of the day

Blackness and grayness cuts through the blueness of sky

I wonder if the birds of the air also paused in flight to gasp

 

Darkness did not stop the light, it cannot… unless let

Hearts remembered the oaths vowed before  God and Man

Living Images of the One who is Great Light burst forward

Loving, comforting, sharing, mending, searching, providing

 

Did you hear? Do you know? What is written? What He wills

That He will wipe the teary eye, death certainly conquered

Sorrow will flee, crying shall cease, pain no more, nevermore

Those times of old shall give way to the Goodness of a new day

The promise is firm; the Christ of the Universe gives His Word

Son of man, stand on your feet

31 Aug


[Formatted into poetry. Original version below]

In these times it seems easier to allow the dark waters

Waters of worry, anxiety, fear, pain, despair and depression

Roll over our souls and choke our lion-like roar

I too have had those breath-taking moments;

Curses can readily gather on my tongue

 

Something within Man struggles for a way of escape, a way out

There is a hunger and thirst for something

Something true, enduring, joyful, lovely, beautiful;

A place our spirit can escape even if our bodies feel stuck

At first i heard of that place, but now i know that place…

In the presence of the Ever-Living Creator and

In the cleansing blood of His Christ

 

Come wonderful soul, i tell you the Truth…

Let us allow the days of bitterness, pride, vile anger,

Of coldness and unkindness, melt away as wax from a candle…

Let us welcome the sweet and tender, yet mighty and everlasting waters;

The waters of Love, Hope and Faith soothingly wash over our bruised souls

 

I see four faces on the Sons of Men; that of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle

As Man we can unite in the ways of Truth and Loving-kindness

As the lion we can roar with awakening strength and boldness

As the ox we can carry the work of our righteous purposes,

And as the eagle we can rise to new heights with renewed vision.

“What heights of Love… what depths of peace, when fears are stilled and striving cease…” –(Worship song)

I am a witness

22 Aug

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I am a witness that the seasons of life come and pass on

A cheerful heart is good medicine

You can’t give what you don’t have

A soft word turns away wrath

A tender kiss can melt hardness

Compassion can mend a bruised soul

Forgiveness sets a soul free

A broken heart can be healed

Beauty can arise from ashes

Joy can come from despair

Prisons can open for the bound

Hate kills but Love saves and restores

There is no law against true Love

 

I am a witness that an upright man is a happy man

There is no rest for the wicked

What a man sows he reaps

Mercy can prevail over justice

Enemies can become friends

A heart of stone can be made flesh

The soul is made to be free

Body, mind and spirit must be nourished

Poverty of soul and spirit is the worst

There is a time for every purpose under heaven

 

I am a witness that Love, Hope and Faith unites every soul in every nation

The prayer of the humble and distressed is answered

The honor of God is the beginning of wisdom

The ways of God are pure, enlightening the eyes

and converting the soul

In Christ dwells the way of salvation

Scarlet garments can be white as snow

The value of one man, and change can come from one

By the power of One, the Creator, all things are possible

Truth needs no defense, but proves itself in all generations

This is for the poor, the oppressed, the captives, the shamed, and the wounded-hearted

Son of man, stand on your feet

15 Aug

In these times it seems easier to allow the dark waters of worry, anxiety, fear, pain, despair  and depression roll over our souls and choke our lion-like roar. I too have had those breath-taking moments; curses can readily gather on my tongue. Something within Man struggles for a way of escape, a way out.  There is a hunger and thirst for something true, enduring, joyful, lovely,beautiful; a place our spirit can escape even if our bodies feel stuck. At first i heard of that place, but now i know that place…In the presence of the Ever-Living Creator and in the cleansing blood of His Christ. Come wonderful soul, i tell you the Truth…Let us allow the days of bitterness, pride,vile anger, coldness and unkindness melt away as wax from a candle…Let us welcome the sweet and tender, yet mighty and everlasting waters of Love, Hope and Faith soothingly wash over our bruised souls. I see four faces on the Sons of Men; that of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. As Man we can unite in the ways of Truth, as the lion we can roar with awakening strength and boldness, as the ox we can carry the work of our righteous purposes, and as the eagle we can rise to new heights with renewed vision.

“What heights of Love,… what depths of peace, when fears are stilled and striving cease…”

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