Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Getting Serious

Sometimes you have to get serious with YOU.
But first ensure you know what you need to do.
Be honest with God, He knows you deep inside.
There is nothing you have done that you can hide.
Recounting your fears, hiding tears and shame.
Confessing all to Him, He forgives in Jesus name.
Now go deeper still and ask what you should do.
Lies told, deceits foiled, never corrected save You.
The more you ask God to show you the deeper you go.
The Spirit brings more to mind, you cannot say no.
Finally the Spirit urges me to “Rise up and go”.
You sins are forgiven and I have buried in the sea.
Your freedom has been bought and pardoned by Me.

You need to make peace with those you have hurt.
Those you have walked by and been mean and curt.
No dissensions found in Christ’s body the church.
If you gossip someone’s name you could besmirch.
Anger has a way of cutting and hurting someone deep.
You need complete resolution their friendship to keep.
Apologies are difficult for the person who is proud.
Words that are humble are often demeaning said aloud.
You are preparing your house, the corners swept clean.
Feeling such relief, deep inside you will feel so serene.
All is right with your world, you’ve done what you can.
The Spirit has led, surely this was His Master plan!                                                                                                   

Proverbs 16:3 ~ “In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.”
Proverbs 3:6 ~ “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans with succeed.”
John 14:15 & 16 ~ “If you love Me and obey Me; and I will ask the Father and He will give you another Comforter, and He will never leave you.”
Psalm 97:10 ~ “Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.”
Psalm 146:8 ~ “God lifts the burden from those bent down with their loads.”

Psalm 32 1 & 2 | `` What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record.``

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Secret Place

‘Tis a secret place where ‘ere sit with Thee.
Father, Confessor I would’st have none but Thee.
My sins I confess, but I leaveth with Thee.
The burdens Thou lifteth and threw in the sea.
Oh what a wonder Thou forgiveth e’en me.
Thou seeth the turmoil that around me doth grow,
 Only Thee can’st settle; this I doth know.
I ask for discernment, Thou giveth I know.
The world doth sink into depravity so rare.
When looking at this world it depresses me so.
I know Thou weepest, and tell some to go.
Others are committed to stay and to show, 
The very essence of Thee to strangers that seek,  
Some hath not heard, it constrains us not to be weak.
Let me sense darkness when Satan draweth near.
Then giveth me your power that He recoils in fear.
‘Tis a secret place; I can’st stay and look on Thy face.

I thank Thee O Father for Thy amazing grace.