Poetry

You Say

My shame tries to claim meTries to define and name me

But You have something 

different to say

You say I’m a child of God
My past tries to haunt me

Tries to destroy and taunt me

But You have something 

Different to say

That I am forgiven and loved
Not chained to my sin

But to Your presence within

I am free to let go and grow
Galatians 3:26

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,

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Poetry

Messy Life

 When things got tough and my dreams were taken away, I ran away from You.

When I felt Your hand convicting my heart, I threw my anger at You.

When my world gets mixed up and my vision disappears,

I fumble in the darkness scared to face You to ask for forgiveness again.

Especially when I can’t seem to get rid of my sin.

But You keep calling me. You keep calling me home.

I don’t even know where to start so You help me to pour out my heart.

By this time, there are so many dark corners I’ve hidden.

The messes were piled up too high.

Moment by moment You chipped them away

And overflowed Your grace on me.

It’s alright to feel the heaviness of wanting to live right for You.

In my desperation, I saw how many things are impossible for me to do.

But there You were again, offering Your help to me.

Your power to take away my sin.

Your love to see me through.

Your friendship because You’re the best friend I have.

Your Spirit to make me more like You.

Poetry

He Knows & Provides

You know who’s hurting

You know each one’s needs

You know who’s heart is hardened

You know who needs some peace

Matthew 5:45-46

“…He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you only love those who love you, what reward will you get? …”

Poetry

Seeking Peace

Romans 12:18

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”  

We are only responsible for half of this equation but we are responsible for 100% of our half.

So seek peace

Seek it with all you have

Chase it through every door

Love boldly

Forgive freely

And then keep forgiving more

John 13:35
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.