October 20, 2011

High Horse

We have been called
to share the Gospel with the people,
yet we sit in our seats
never reaching those outside the steeple.
How long will we sit,
crying as we watch,
those who are hurting
becoming more lost?
How long will we stand
in the midst of their pleas?
Standing doing nothing,
we assist in their defeat.
And who are we then?
We're worse than the sin
that traps them.
How do we represent Christ
if we aren't willing to die to ourselves
in order to save them?
Ignorance is bliss,
but ignorance we can't claim.
If we've heard from God at all,
we know we're called to save.
But don't start riding on the horse
you've placed so high.
We are merely vessels
God uses to save HIS lives.
He loves more than we ever could.
He knows more than we ever should.
But we'll have to answer
for the moments we merely stood.

October 14, 2011

A story

I want to tell you a story of a girl
who was robbed of her innocence.
Later caught in teenage sin
with no repentance.
She took a shovel
and dug a hole she couldn't fill
deep in her heart,
clogged it with patterns of this world
and the more she piled in
the further she got
from feeling free.
Free, free
what does it even mean?
She cried with anger.
Impatiently she cried.
She filled her mind
with plans to take her life.
Her
L-lost
I-insecure
F-fearful
E-ending
Life
I am ending my life.
But she didn't know.
No, she didn't know
there was a battle being fought
by the Alpha
the Omega
who was bigger than her patterns
bigger than what she sought.
And the moment she saw Him
that moment she knew.
Her
L-lost
I-insecure
F-fearful
E-ending
Life
would be ending but only
because to die is to live
and to live is to die.
Nothing can separate us
from the love of Christ.
And the girl in the story,
that girl was me.
I found a Savior who died
to set me free.
Free, free
what does it mean?
I tell you the Truth.
I am living proof. 
To be free is to surrender
at the foot of the cross.
Remember,
those who wander
don't have to stay lost.

October 7, 2011

Reminded

I am reminded of Your victory,
when Your strength rids
my weaknesses.

I am reminded of Your mercy,
when Your patience stands
beside all I lack.

I am reminded of Your love,
when You carry the cross
that tries to weigh me down.

I am reminded why You
are the only God for me.
Faithful. Guiding. Always true.

I love you, Lord
for all you are.
I love you, Lord
for all you do.

He Knows All

When the world 'round me shakes,
my God cannot be moved.
What my flesh tries to take,
my God victors in strength.

There is nothing to fear
with my weakness exposed.
My God stands firm and near.
He knows all that I don't.

When woe seizes my heart,
my God fights for it all.
What my thoughts tear apart,
My God remains in charge.

There is nothing to fear
with my weakness exposed.
My God stands firm and near.
He knows all that I don't.