HE IS FAITHFUL

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Might I find love in the darkness of winter
When my leaves are bare
Might I find it, when storms are there
For when the tide comes and breaks upon my house
I know I will find strength from the rock
In which it’s love was built
When my heart is chocked with silt
love flows from His hands upon my clay heart
As the difficult seasons test and restart
What is dead in me
So the house shall never fall
It’s new leaves and branches shall grow ever so tall
The storms shall remind me
He is faithful

Matthew 7:24-27English Standard Version (ESV)

Build Your House on the Rock
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

TOGETHER

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Who is it that found my wondering heart
This heart that leads me astray
A wanderer whom darkness falls
Memories of one who calls, to the lost
The markers along the way
Road signs that simply say
I am here, come this way
Ignored the signs so many times
Yet I find, your still here pointing the way
In my myopia, looking for a utopia
That I would never find
You patiently waited to remind
What I already knew in my heart
I’m not alone, there is one who walks with me
One who is faithful, who loves me
You have shown me the truth
Sunny days or stormy weather
Only one thing matters
You and I, together

TO LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS

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TO LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS

A long and dark winter
A gloom hovers
Swallowing emotions
The feeling of loss
Seasons counting the cost
The old dying
Pressing forward in love
And faith I’m relying
On all that is written
Of one who died and rose
From the dead
A newness can be seen
In the face of the redeemed
A vine withered and cut off
A new branch forming
It feels so soft
A light breaks through
From all that seemed lost
Promise layers the sky with color
The rain seems to discover
The life it is bringing
All around an echo of singing
To life and new beginnings

BY THIS GRAIN OF SAND

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BY THIS GRAIN OF SAND

Life is but an hourglass holding precious time
One knows not how much it holds, or what they’ll find
As the sand falls, it only reminds
Life is short, It’s value is in, to whom you’ll report
The time you were given, the moments lost, sin to be forgiven
Time to grow, to overcome, for some, it will be too late
If you can relate, this moment is precious, the sand falling is a lesson
For those who take it for granted, but those in Him who are planted
Words to reach the heart, a surge of hope to restart
Regain ones focus, the voice of one calling, is a token
To those who hear, time is near, open your heart and do not fear
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end
They are new every morning; it is time to change the story
I’m handing you one grain of sand, this grain holds the power to stand
And change the course of your life, take it and do what is right
In the sight of the Lord, take this grain, let it remain
In your heart. Let today be the beginning of a new start
Do not part with it, use it then give it away
Lord take this grain of sand I pray
Give it the power to touch and relay
Your heart and love to all who receive it
From the sand Adam was formed and so shall the hearts of your saints be
By this grain of sand

CONTINUALLY MADE NEW

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CONTINUALLY MADE NEW

Have I listened to my deceitful heart
Have I allowed what we had to part
Have I judged what was yours to judge
Have I pushed you away, as I remain stuck in the mud
Because I didn’t hold up to my own expectations
I have wasted years, and hindered the relation
That was so dear to my heart
Was it all a trial to in part
Build the man you want me to be
Until now I had thought your love had changed towards me
Foolish to think your work was not enough
The prodigal in me, the diamond in the rough
This broken man, the damaged child, that you touched
Your love has stole my heart forever
For you my heart will endeavor
Whatever this life brings
Purchased an imperfect man you have
By your love and mercy, continually made new

OUR FIRST LOVE

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First I felt the prodding of my heart
It took a little time, but then I began to start
Seeking to know you, for who you are
I began to see every time you reached out to me
Your longing for me to see, the life you had for me
I remember when I first felt your presence
The evidence that I was yours
Your still small voice, I came to adore
Your whisper that would begin to pour
Over my heart, how much you love me
The way you slowly transformed my life
These thoughts made me stop to realize
What I’m truly thankful for
Our first love

TWO SIDES OF WEAKNESS

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Today my mind has drifted on thoughts of my own personal weakness. Remembering back when I first surrendered my life to Christ. What a mess!
The thought that caught my attention this morning was weakness, and I realized the power weakness had over my life. I realized my weakness has the power to turn into one of two things. My weakness can be turned to strength, or my weakness can make me hard inside, which is like fools Gold. In my past I allowed my weakness to harden my heart, giving me the impression of a renewed strength. Anger hid my weakness and gave the appearance of how strong I really was! This defense to my weakness worked at times, but long term was destroying my heart and person. Dealing with many insecurities due to childhood experiences, I found the only way to survive, was to put on thicker skin, like they say! The thing I didn’t realize was every layer of thick skin I put on, was going directly over my heart. After so many layers, the heart begins not to feel, and when something did penetrate, I found other ways to cover my weakness. Alcohol certainly seemed to do the job. You can begin to see my point about hardening the heart, hardening our heart makes it sick, and once it’s sick, it only gets worse in time.

This is one of our enemies biggest temptations he places on us, and the reason is because of one of Gods promises. When we place our weakness in God, He promises to make us strong. A real spiritual strength, not a false empty strength that comes with chains. I will talk more about this in a minute. Let me continue to talk about how satin uses our weakness to separate us from God and take us far away from God. Hopefully you saw the Movie Batman, The Dark Night. In the movie the evil Joker knew that Harvey Dent was Gotham’s hope, The White Knight, so the Joker knew if he could damage Harvey’s heart, he could possibly turn him bad and his plan worked, turning Harvey Dent into Two Face. Isn’t that how it works in all of us, when difficulties and pain come, the choice we have to allowing them to harden our hearts, allowing anger, pride, putting on masks, listening to lies and allowing them to turn to rage in our hearts.

Weakness is such a vulnerable characteristic we all have. Most of us have been vulnerable around other and have found it not to be safe, only a cause of pain and rejection. This is what leads to temptation and to harden our hearts and putting on masks.

In Gods word it says!

2 Corinthians 12:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Isaiah 40:29
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Psalm 119:28

28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Isaiah 40:31

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

So the answer is to bring our weakness to Him, repenting of our pride and ungodly anger, praying for Him to turn our weakness into strength remaining humble and waiting on Him. God bless you! I hope this spoke to you as it did to me!

WHAT IS YOUR WALK LIKE

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Did you start out running in Christ
Did you fall deep in love, giving all your might
Did you believe, he called you to fight
Against all the enemy came to destroy
Did you put on your full armor and learn to deploy
The prayers of a warrior and use your sword
Did you find fellowship becoming of one accord
Did you serve Him and take your stand
Freeing others, the demons you reprimand
Did you climb mountains and overcome
Did you win battles and limp from some
Did you wrestle with God at times
Did He reveal himself and deliver you from lies
Did the enemy tempt you, and you went astray
Did you repent and with Him you stay
Are you struggling like all of us
I’m so glad we can discuss
This walk we are in
What is your walk like