Just Believe

I’ve been called to help you discover the glorious good news
The free gift of eternal life is yours
As long as
You rightly choose

Belief in the Father
Who sent His Son
To die on a cross
For everyone

Covering our sin debt
With His righteous blood
We are all His treasure
Called to do good

To do the good work of our Lord Jesus
By the example He set
If we follow The Father’s commands
All of our needs will be met

Yet we are tempted by the spirit of darkness
All the day long
To turn our backs against King Jesus
Withholding praise, never lifting our voice in song

But praising God, The Father
Thanking Him for all He’s done
Aligns our hearts and minds
Bringing us closer to The Holy One

We must…

“Wake up, O Sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on You.”
– Ephesians 5:14 (NIV)

For every deed exposed by the light becomes visible
And the light of Christ allows us to see
The colossal price paid for us
Confirming how precious we are to Thee

So, when you doubt your worth
Ponder these truths
Praise and thanksgiving will see you through
For you are saved by grace through faith, cherished one!

Just Believe…that’s all He asks us to do.

“I Am that I Am”

Today’s post was inspired by the reading of God’s word from the book of Isaiah Chapter 42 (NIV)-

You formed me and made me
In my Mother’s womb
You created me for Your glory
Set apart for Your Trophy room
Your word tells me I was chosen
To be your servant and Your witness
So that I may know and believe
I find comfort when I trust this
Apart from You there is no Savior
You have revealed, saved and proclaim
You are not a foreign god among us
From ancient days until now
You have never changed
You are The Alpha and The Omega
The Beginning and The End
We are justified through faith alone
All believer’s will transcend
Giving up this earthly body
To be transformed in Your glorious light
Forever praising You in song
In the “New Heaven”, where there is no night
For darkness is broken
Your radiance bends
From one medium to another
This life refracts and extends
Beyond earth’s boundaries
Beyond all space and time
Living for You only
In the Spirit world of The Devine
For You are The One True God
Though You have been called by many names
Mastor, Savior, Lord Jesus, Jehoviah
You answered Moses regarding the same
“Who should I say sent me?” Moses asked.
“I Am that I Am” was Your refrain

“Breaking News”

Have you noticed the headlines lately
Every story is labeled “Breaking News”
Breaking our spirit, breaking our will
Breaking our hearts in two!

Turmoil and destruction
Are bold printed “Highlights”
Hate filled rhetoric is
“Live” on television too!

The threat of foreign war
Domestic tensions looming
What in the world
Is a sane person to do?

Everyone has an opinion
Most love to give it to you
But blinded eyes and blinded hearts
Keep us from “listening” too!

To another’s point of view
Trying to see things
From their perspective

Try walking a mile
In your neighbor’s shoes
Now, that “feat”
Would be a new directive!

We are all too focused
On getting our own point across
Leaving apathy
The resulting infective

Infecting our hearts
Infecting our minds
Our opinions
Are all too subjective

If we would only
Live out the Golden Rule
“Doing unto others
As you would have done unto You”

Our narrative would be
A much kinder tale
With empathy and understanding
On a much larger scale

Can you imagine the Headlines
The TV interviews
Without caustic comments
There’s no need to diffuse

The fireworks we’ve seen
On every news channel
Spewing from commentators
Frothing to report a new scandal