Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Me That You See

Old Man Thinking
Father, You look inside my heart, and what do You see?
A crippled version of what everyone else sees in me?
There are two sides to all of us, the one we want to be,
The one displayed to everyone, but You know the real me,
Insecurities, fretting, and envy, the one I want to hide.
I confess them to You, but I desire Your Spirit to reside
In my heart and deliver me from all these imperfections.
Satan haunts the Christ-like me, with carnal predilections.

Seeing Things God's Way
What amazes me, is that you see me as perfect in Christ,
Free from sin, for Jesus shed his blood and paid the price.
I so desire to be Your disciple, to follow in Your way!
It is needful for me to know Your word in all I do and say.
If only I could be an empty shell and You could fill me up
With Your loving Spirit of kindness, just like a waiting cup.
Then I could pouf out to others and know it was not me.,
But my loving Father who redeemed me and set me free.

God's Work In Me
Your love comes with no conditions and no recrimination.
My heart overflows with love, You do not discriminate.
Your acceptance of the real me, not the me that others see.
The one with scars and flaws, but the one You accept as me!
Grace is so amazing, the “ unmerited” favour You give.
Such an all-encompassing word; it encourages me to live
Ever close to Your living Word, truly you are my all in all!
You give me grace, and I know I am forgiven even when I fall.
  • I John 5:4 - 5 ~ For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world .... our faith.  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Philippians 1:6 ~ Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
  • 2 Peter 1:10 ~ Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.
  • Romans 8:6 - 8 ~ For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace., Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
  • Psalm 37: 23 - 24 ~ The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way,. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
  • Psalm 32:8 ~ I will instruct you and teach you in the ay you should go: I will guide you with My eye.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Let us give thanks unto our God, let us praise His name.
For His provisions are many, His leading we will acclaim.
We live in a land of plenty while others around this world
Are scarred, bereft of home, where mortar shells are hurled.
Are cold and hungry, bereft and wanting basic life needs.
We bow our heads in thankfulness acknowledging our greed's.

Great abundance we have, enough to open our hands and share
With those who live in hunger, Lord, cause us to deeply care.
Food on our plates, clothing on our backs, a land that is free.
We praise Thee Oh God for what Thou has bestowed we see.
We ask You to open our eyes to those around who are in need.
To live our lives with open hearts and minds and to accede
To Thy divine plan, to give of our abundance to those in need.

  • Colossians 3:15 ~ And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
  • Psalm 72:12, 13 ~ For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth: the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall saves the souls of the needy.
  • Psalm 102:17 ~ He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
  • PROVERBS 15:6 ~ In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
  • Proverbs 22:4 ~ By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour and life.