Archive for January, 2012

What If My Words Could Sing?


What If My Words Could Sing, 

What would their anthem be?

Would they sing of His Cross,

What he did there for me?

Would they sing of Mercy and Grace?

Of my desire to seek Your Face?

Yeah, oh Lord, what if my words could sing!

 

For you make me rise

While no light is in the skies

Putting pen in hand

Giving vision so wonderful, so grand, so great to understand!

 

Words spring onto page with flurry

What’s this?  Greater vision?  Write pen, hurry,

Of words cascading in my mind

Weaving dance, a symphony to wind

To place themselves in order to bind

Your Word on a heart, oh Lord, so Kind!

 

What if my words could sing?

What would their anthem be?

Would they sing of Your Love,

Your Tender Mercies, of Peace, descending like a Dove?

 

Would they proclaim that You are Light

To a world in darkness and fright?

Would they know in the reading thereof

Of Your Tears shed for them in Love?

Would they feel Your Spirit reaching out

To cast aside hate or fear, with a Word from above?

 

And yet…, it is too much to bear

to know vision, burden, to feel Your Flair

in spirit to win each lost one…, to know Your care…

 

In Kindness He looked at me, knowing my

weakness in spite of His Cross…

“Will you stay your pen, while one is lost?”

“Will you stay your pen, despite the cost?”

“While thousands stumble in dark duress.”

“When I’ve given you Vision and Word and Utterance, my Best…”

“Will you wait?  Will you deny me too?  Will you fail my test?”

 

My spirit cried out in response to his call

SING OUT – OH PEN!, let not one fall

Sing out in anthem, in symphony of praise

Sing out with heavens voice, let not darkness erase

Let my pen Lord, SING, as I seek Your Face!

 

Purging by Bines


Have you purged your bins lately?  Today a group of us at my day job got together and pulled out missing product off the backroom bins and put what we could out on the store shelves, then put what remained back into the proper place, where the computer can find it again.  Amazing difference, cleared up so much unused bin space.

Sure then, wouldn’t you know, I read Matthew 5 this morning, the beatitudes.  How did God know that I needed to go through my own bins and purge some nasty stuff, old worn out ideas, prejudice, old hurt feelings.  They all had to go as I read about blessed is this person – who I couldn’t be without purging my bins first. 

Now I have more room for HIM.  Took quite a bit as I drove the back way to work, having a long talk, getting it all out, not the easy trivial stuff, but the heavy concrete had to go.  How do you spell relief?  I’d say PURGE and praise the Lord for it, for it cuts deep and wonderful and blessed says the Lord. 

So now I can say with my characters,  to keep it simple and true, straight from the heart, for the Glory of God.  It is my goal before Him to do this in my life and writing.  I’ve watched as my characters struggle through the same process, striving in their own way, fighting God to no avail, until they each stumble and fall – right into His Saving arms.

So where are you today, my friend?  Do you need Matthew 5 to help you purge your bins in order to make more room for Jesus in your life?  Are you willing to hand Him the broom and let Him sweep it all away, ready to fall in revival – right into His waiting arms?

When you do, you will discover – CALM ASSURANCE, PEACE, CLARITY, and how many more as Jesus takes up residence in the new space you made for Him. 

Trust and Obey


Remember the old hymn?  Trust and obey, for there’s no other way?  How’s this for a theme for the new year?  Remember His Words.  Lean not on your own understanding.  So, sure, sounds great, but I’m late getting this post out.  I have at least two hours of researching talk radio hosts.  Come on…,

“Did you take time for me this morning?”

Sure did, you know, the read through the Bible calendar started over for me.

“Yeah, but did you listen?  My still quiet voice has a message for you.  Did you hear?  Trust and Obey.”

Hmmm, that’s it?  Um, like my characters have to do, just have the simple faith as a child?  You know, (pause ) stopping to listen to God… ( longer pause )…

Ah, Calm Assurance, Peace, hmmm, hey I could really get into this… ( longer pause ).  Thank you Jesus.