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

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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

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!

ALREADY BOUGHT AND PAID FOR

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ALREADY BOUGHT AND PAID FOR

I wonder if God loves to shop
I bet He does, as He goes from yard to yard
Looking at people’s junk
They say one mans junk is another mans treasure
I believe God looks for junk and turns it into treasure
The biggest job for God is not finding the junk
The junk is everywhere
It’s convincing the junk, it’s treasure
One must understand the power in His word
One must dare to believe, and receive
I wonder if God is shopping at your house today
I wonder if He was, what you would have to say
Would you tell Him why you are not worth the time or day
Would you tell Him there is better junk then you
Or do you already since, you are more than junk
Or do you feel like a ship that’s already sunk
There is something special about junk
Some junk is priceless when found by one with knowledge
Some junk when in the right hands
Can be worth more than when new
I happen to ponder this thought, then thought of you
I hope this message is getting through
He knows your inner struggles, the rejection you feel
The power in His message is real
You just have to believe
Quit comparing yourself and receive
There is a miracle knocking at your door
Push through your thoughts, open your heart
There is something beautiful in store
That something beautiful is you
Already bought and paid for

Zechariah 9:14 The Lord Will Appear

OH JACOB OH ISRAEL

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I wrote the poem out of Isaiah 41,42,43 The spirit of God was speaking to me and prophesying to me powerfully when He led me to pull certain segments of scripture from the three. This became a very powerful song that my ministry partner Paul Montgomery put to music. One day I hope I can share it with you. It is one of the most powerful worship songs I have ever heard.

We Christians are Israel to God, His new Jerusalem! This is Gods song to us! Did you know God sings? Did You know He sings over us? I am convinced He does. Read the words and picture Him singing this love song to you. His banner over us is love and if we are created in His image than I am convinced God sings and He sings over us. Every time  I listen to this song with my heart open, I cannot hold back the tears. His presence comes reconfirming His incredible love for us. We are supposed to be worshiping Him, and we do! He is the creator of worship and He worships His creation. His deep love for us, If we could even go that deep we couldn’t contain it in theses earthly bodies. Think about how we worship our children. When they make our hearts sing. The deep joy we feel inside, the incredible smile they bring to our faces. As God is hand crafting you, molding the clay of your heart, He pours living water over you, to soften you, to shape you into His image. He sings over you His love. The amazing thing about this song is, as I am singing it, knowing He is singing it to me, the worship that comes from my heart to Him meets in an incredible middle. It becomes a colliding of hearts, Gods to ours.

It’s not all about Gods Judgement and His correcting of our sinful ways. It is so easy to read the bible especially the Old Testament and see Gods anger and judgement. The Bible needs to be viewed as a whole. If you see the Bible in its entirety you cannot miss the incredible love story. A champion, a knight, a prince rescuing His bride, the bride of Christ, Oh Jacob Oh Israel!!!!!!

May you hear His voice from heaven singing over you, may your hearts so ever be blessed of His songs, His whisper, His banner of love over you.

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