Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Great Exchange

I am but a work in progress; God has not finished with me yet!
Sitting yet again in the schoolroom of "A Life Growing In Christ",
But alas, so very often I fail all the lessons He has assigned to me!
Wet cement, I am not yet hardened with the adversity of life itself.
I want to be what He wants me to be every moment of every day.
That is what I say, but saying and doing are so often my undoing.
My focus is drawn away so that again in the same schoolroom I stay.
Scattered thoughts, poor choices, bring no blame to Christ Himself.
It is I that make wrong choices, not looking up or asking directions.
Lessons God has assigned me are tools to graft me onto the tree of life.
A slit is made into that tree; so that gently I am grafted onto the source.
Consider the source of all knowledge, it is He, Jesus Christ my Lord!
When I am grafted onto Him I draw nourishment and strength for life.
It brings to my mind that tree upon which my Savior hung and died.
The bitter hyssop, the sword thrust in His side, and the broken heart.
He gave His life and shed His blood that I might make the right choices.
The great exchange, Christ’s life on earth for my life forever in heaven.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

God Understands

God knows all about your present weaknesses and trials.
He Understands.
He knows what you are doing through, no matter what.
He Understands.

He understands your hurts, your fears and worries too.
He Understands.
He has not forsaken you or forgotten about you, ever.
He Understands.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God went through great suffering.
He Understands.
And it is He who comes to strengthen you in your affliction.
He Understands.
Listen for Him, bend your ear and wait for His voice.
He Understands

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you." I Peter 5:7
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
Psalm 34:8
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:19
"Because He {Jesus} Himself, suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted."
Hebrews 2:18

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I Marvel

I marvel at creation, not just the world around us, but man.
How can anyone ever imagine this was not part of a plan?
We didn’t happen by chance or just crawl out of the sea,
We’re wonderfully and marvelously made, can’t you see?

If you’ve ever witness a baby born, or heard a newborn’s cry
You’ll know that there is a God who created you and I.
I marvel that God loves me, yet knowing me deep inside.
Nothing I cannot share with Him, nothing I can hide.

A Father unconditional, who knows what’s best for "ME"
One whose vision stretches far and can see what I cannot see.
What a blessed child I am to have a Father just like Him!
One who surrendered His own Son as payment for my sin.

Oh Father, to enter into Thy Heaven I earnestly aspire.
Lord, create in me a burning of the Spirit’s Holy Fire.
May I be ever ready to give testimony of your love.
Cause such longing in my heart for your home above.

That I may be only living in this world and not of it,
One day soon by your heavenly throne in heaven I will sit.