Thursday, December 31, 2009

Left out!


Our skins are of different colours
And we speak a different tongue
Raised in different countries,
Brought up in different cultures
They see us and they wonder
Who are these people
What makes them one
A people so diverse, so different
Not reckoned among the nations
Yes indeed a peculiar nation
... redeemed by the blood of the lamb.

"Num 23:9-10 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! "

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Knowing You Jesus!

1Ti 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.


I thought of myself the chief of sinners
But it was pride that made me think
Far greater evil by men are done
Men far evil than I have ever been!

I thought I searched, I thought I thirst
But better men than I have lived
Better men who sought and did not find
Better men than I have ever been!

Mediocre at most
A failure even in failing
I just cannot explain
Nothing like I have ever heard or seen!

I thought Agape meant unconditional
Now I know it means more than that
Unfathomable, unimaginable, incomprehensible ...
Inexpressible .... you know what I mean!

To be called His child,
To be able to enter into His presence
To know that He Loves me,
Forgiven, washed by His blood of every sin clean!

O evil heart of mine
Is there anything more that you now seek?
Knowing that we can know Him
Cast our cares on Him, on Him lean!

Content in knowing that He reigns
Content in knowing that He loves
Content in knowing that He decides
Content in Him, even of things unseen.

2Pe 1:3-14 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

He does as He pleases in Love!

Act 9:10-18 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.


No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel.
For He who who lit the lamp will put it on a lamp stand
It is He who opens the eyes of the thirsty to see
Opens it for babes and hides it from the wise
He who gives you favour and He who allows the chains
He who makes you a Pharaoh, He who let you be a slave
For if they knew Him not whom they crucified
Do not be alarmed if they do not see Him in you.

Even if it be to live and die without being noticed!
O Ananias! if you had but one line in the entire play!
Be assured that what He does in you
Is far greater than what He does through you;
For that which were spoken off by the prophets
Even through Judas could come to pass!
But Christ in you the hope of glory
Is a mystery that far surpass!!

For God is sovereign and worthy to be sovereign
To choose as He pleases,
To open the eyes of those He chooses
For they will know we are of Him
That we are His workmanship
The fruit of His hands, His children
Like Jesus, by the resurrection from the dead.

Rom 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

No coincidence ... I am done with luck!


When things do not go as planned,
When people take time to understand,
When even repeated caution
seems to go unheeded,
We are often reminded to be patient,
Just as the Lord has been with us;
Patient of others blindness,
For once we too were blind,
Before Jesus opened our eyes;
Yes to show mercy,
Just as we were shown mercy.
Yes and so it is true!
But I have seen a deeper truth,
One that fills me with joy,
When things do not go as planned,
To know that He is in control
That even this, is in His plan.

Rom 8:28-29 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Amazed not surprised

He continues ...

He continues to amaze us
With His Love and His Might
His Grace and His Power
He makes the impossible possible;
But it does not surprise me
As much as I used to be once
Because amazing He is
And all that He does
And nothing less can I expect
Than to be amazed in His presence!

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The truth you do not want to believe!?

Hard to Believe!?
I have heard of kings
and gods made by men
Heard of valorous heroes
and great men of ancient lore
Stories so beautifully crafted
A fantasy make believe
Larger than life
He stands taller than all
He is the leader, the one who fights
He is seen by all, he is adored by all.

But the God who made this universe
So vast and incredible
Is far greater than our poetic eloquence
Far greater than our imagination
That when we hear of who He is
And what He has done
We find it hard to believe
We find Him hard to receive
Surely this cannot be true ...
We would rather believe a lie.

That God sent His only begotten Son
That whosoever believed in HIM
Shall not die, but have eternal life.
That God is real and not just a concept
and that we can know Him for who He is
through faith in His Son.

John 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

The Servant King

Monday, July 13, 2009

By HIS stripes we are healed!!

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Jer 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

By HIS stripes - Cured!

Back sliding is ...
Loving the Lord less
than we have ever loved HIM yet,
Rejoicing in the Lord less
than we have ever rejoiced in HIM yet;
When we move from that place of complete dependence
When we are no longer unsure about ourselves;
When we slip away from that place where ...
in all things we need HIM to intervene,
in all things we see HIM intervene;
Backsliding is not when we have hit the bottom
Splattered on the floor,
Not when we lose sight of HIM;
But that momentary way ward glance,
The storms that assail,
The deafening thunder,
The thought that we made it,
That we stand;
Yes that fleeting moment,
For a moment we are walking on the water
And in an instance we are sinking;
But the gospel goes far beyond
the unfathomable depths of our frailty
Of our wretchedness,
The promise still holds
We have called out on HIS name
And surely we shall be saved;
It is HE who forgives
It is HE who justifies
It is HE who sanctifies;
Surely we shall be cured,
Cured of all our backsliding;
A finished work
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
Completed on the cross at Calvary;
Dead indeed unto sin
But alive unto God;
So HE has said it,
And so it shall be;
For so it is!
Yes and Amen.

Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hos 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lord consume me completely ... help me see!

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Help me see!

I cannot live this way I live,
I cannot let these moments go past,
Each day tumbling into another,
Where all I care
Is to cast my care;
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see;
That sin, that so entangles
That double mindedness
and craving for the world
Has been crucified with You
Crucified on Calvary;
Help me see the glorious Hope
Of this Gospel written in blood
The inheritance that is mine
The free gift of salvation
Of adoption, of sonship;
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see
That all my needs are met in thee
Freed from every care and want
Freed to live as You would want
Freed to receive all that is in You
Freed to pour out myself for You;
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see
All the riches in eternity
Your approval eternal;
That these fleeting days while I am here
Others who are still to hear
Of this Gospel written in blood
My all in all, my everything
I will spend, for Thee my Lord.
Consume me O'Lord
Burn every bit of chaff
Let nothing remain
But the will You have willed for me
Burn me, consume me
Do with me as You will
Save me from this wretchedness
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see
That my life has come to an end
And Yours in me has just begun.

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

What to pray for and how to serve!?

1Ti 2:1-4 First of all, then, I exhort that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Luk 10:2 Then He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He may send forth laborers into His harvest.

Mat 9:36-38 But seeing the crowds, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were tired and scattered like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He will send out laborers into His harvest.


I see the lust that rages within
The corruption of greed
The exploitation of power
The scorn of pride
That turns brother against brother
Sons against daughters
Against fathers, against mothers
Against each other
Against ourselves.

But its just a fleeting glance
A momentary pity brought about
By a secular documentary
Or a social sermon;
An emotional blackmail.

Back to business as usual
Back to daily commuting
Back to Sunday meetings
Grocery lists and bills payable;
Back to back insulated.

"Get out, go there
Do something",
The voice within
Seems to scream.
"Do not be a hypocrite."
The logic seems so true.

O foolish Galatians!
Are you justified by works!?
A scripture for scripture
What is faith without works!?

Then said they unto him,
"What shall we do
That we might work
The works of God!?"

Only believe.
Only believe?
Only believe!

And he saw lepers on his way back
And he couldn't but weep,
"Who am I O' lord
That You should have mercy on me?
If it be any goodness in me,
for nay, there be none,
Then better men still blinded be;
If it be mercy on sinners
Then more wretched men be
Than this wretched me."

I see the lust that rages within
The corruption of greed
The exploitation of power
The scorn of pride
That turns brother against brother;
And I turn to Thee
Turn to thee in gratitude
Remembering the purging of my sins
The price that was paid
Remembering who I once was
Before I had met Thee.

What will Thou have of me?

At Your beck and call I wait O lord
Each day faithful
In every thought, word and deed;
Not mine to think or do
Not mine to decide;
I am a man under authority
All that I am and all that I have
Surrendered to You.

Luk 4:25-27 But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land. But Elijah was not sent to any of them, except to Zarephath, a city of Sidon, to a woman, a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.

Luk 9:60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Follow or Forsake?

Mat 9:9 And as Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax-office. And He said to him, Follow Me! And he arose and followed Him.


He told me forsake all,
And I looked at them and that
Them and that I had to leave,
And it pained my heart
And wrecked my nerves,
In my head I knew it all
A fool I was to hold on,
That which I could not keep;
Even the camel seemed to find
The eye of the needle broad and wide.

"O this yoke too hard to bear?
Weak and heavy-laden?
Come, learn from Me
Stop your striving
My yoke is easy."
His voice I heard.

Yes, His voice I hear,
His love I see,
He who is risen
Is the One who calls thee;
It is He who says
"Follow me".

And I set my eyes on HIM
And I followed HIM
Set my eyes on HIM
His steady pace
His gentle gaze
His sweet words
My heart set ablaze.

And I turned to see
Them and that
Which pained my heart
And wrecked my nerves
And made a fool of me,
But I saw none
Nobody, nothing.

"Yes My yoke is easy
And My burden light;
You left them standing
As you followed Me."

Heb 12:1-3 Therefore since we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be weary and faint in your minds.

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

Luk 14:33 So then, everyone of you who does not forsake all his possessions, he cannot be My disciple.
Gal 3:29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.

Absolute abandonment

All what I had I gave to HIM
What I am and what I had
What He had made
And what He had given
All to HIM, I gave it all.

And then He gave it back
What I had given to HIM
Gave it back
What was on the altar laid.

Gave me back my family,
Children, wife and parents,
Relatives, kith and kin,
Colleagues, friends and neighbours,
The brethren, God's own.

Gave me back a roof above,
Gave me back a bed to sleep,
Gave me food to eat,
And a job to pay my bills.

Gave me back every gift
Every talent and skill
Gave me back my name
Gave me back a life to live.

Gave me back everything
More than what I had given
Gave me back in Christ
Every Spiritual blessing.

And by His grace
I saw through the test
"Nay my lord, nay", I said
"These hands at Your feet emptied
These hands on the plough I have laid
These hands I will not take back
Take back what was on the altar laid."

"Am I your Master?
Your Lord and Saviour?
Am I the One you will question?
Am I not your Redeemer?
The One who bought you with a price,
Not of corruptible things?
Am I not the King of kings?
The Lord of lords?
The One who holds the keys?
The One who measures the universe
With the span of His fingers?
Who holds the waters
In the hollow of His palm?
Speak and be not silent ...
Am I not the Alpha and the Omega?"

"My Lord and Master
You are all these and more
Whatever You give I will gladly receive
For only good things come from Thee;
My Redeemer and King
Whatever You want You can ask of me
You have bought me and I am not my own;
My God and My Creator
For Your good pleasure
Do with me as You please
For I am Yours and You are mine.

And then my eyes were opened
Then in complete abandonment I saw
He had set me free
The Son has set me free.
Lord whatever You give, I will receive
You are my Master
And I Your steward be,
I Your steward be.

2Ti 1:12 For this cause I also suffer these things; but I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able to guard My deposit unto that Day.
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out into a place which he was afterward going to receive for an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he went.
Heb 11:17-19 By faith Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. And he who had received the promises offered up his only-begotten son, of whom it was said that in Isaac your Seed shall be called, concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from where he even received him, in a figure.

Monday, March 2, 2009

In Him ... from within

Eph 1:7-14 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, which He caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding; having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, for an administration of the fullness of times, to head up all things in Christ, both the things in Heaven, and the things on earth, even in Him, in whom also we have been chosen to an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His own will, for us to be to the praise of His glory, who previously had trusted in Christ; in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in whom also believing, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

From within

When attacked by a besetting sin,
By His all sufficient grace,
When I resist, when I overcome,
I see a joy flooding my heart
And am quick to realize
That whole of heaven rejoices with me
And what I feel is the same joy
The joy that fills heaven
Rushing forth from within me.

Yes when in my hour of need
When I cry out to the Lord
True to His word
He saves me by His grace
True to His word
He answers my prayers
That my joy be made complete
The joy that fills His heart
Overflowing from within me.

Yes I remember that day
When I was lost in my sins
Abounding in transgressions
Hopeless as can be
I had met His unconditional love
As I saw Him bear my guilt and shame
Saw Him die for me
And as the burden was lifted
There came great peace and joy
Bubbling out from within me.

O' the Joy that I have
O' the peace that I have
I thought it was mine own,
When Jesus had come along;
But I see it is not so,
It is His Joy, His peace
His Kingdom within
Like rivers of living water
Flowing out from within me.

Joh 15:11 I have spoken these things to you so that My joy might remain in you and your joy might be full.
Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Joh 17:13 And now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world that they might have My joy fulfilled in them.

Mat 23:25-28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of extortion and excess. Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside they are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also appear righteous to men outwardly, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

In these times - Father glorify Your name

Mat 6: 24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Father glorify Your Name

They came back
as if from a trance,
they had seen
their immediate future
their present realities
and both didn't measure up.
In logical speculation
and acute reasoning
in all practicality
to move on was suicide.
But yet one on one
they seemed to be so full of faith
so full of hope and courage
they nodded in unison
that God is in control
that God loves us
that we need have no worry
we who seek His kingdom
the righteousness that is from Him;
but let us be practical,
and they shelved God to their minds
while other things occupied their heart.

But there were a few
Who thought otherwise
Who had found a yardstick
Hidden in the scriptures,
All they had to do was
Measure their thoughts
Anxieties clothed as 'concerns'
With the heathen world around
And if they too are bothered by the same
Then hear the Master's voice say
"these things the heathen worry about."
These were those who had found the secret
Not in accurate doctrinal logic
But in practical reality
Of walking with God daily.
Yes they have found Him
of whom it was written
Emmanuel - God with us.

Yes these few
Are weak and frail
They want to but cannot
Weak and heavy laden
At the end of their striving
They come to their Lord and Saviour
In honest confession
They say, "all things are possible with You,
Help us Lord we pray
Teach us how to rejoice continually
Teach us to pray without ceasing
Teach us to live this life
As You have told us,
To be at rest as You were,
Teach us to walk
As You had walked."

And lo behold I see
A salvation supernatural
Not in the grasp of men
A salvation impossible
Being wrought in me
That all who see are bound to ask
"Is this possible, to live like this."
"Yes, yes it is
This is the good news we preach,
We can live in utter abandonment
In the shadow of the Almighty,
For He who is in us
Is greater than who is in the world,
Nothing is allowed
unless my Father allows it,
My Father loves me
And all He allows is for my very best;
Shall I say no, shall I say take this away,
O' yes, every cell in me wants to say so!
But this salvation
Christ in me the hope of glory
This is the good news
The life He lived, He came to give
This is eternal life, His life
His life in me to live,
That with great rejoicing
By God working in me
both to will and to do
I too can say, as Jesus said
Nay, nay, Father glorify Your name."

1 Pet 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Num 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses and said, Let us go up at once and possess it. For we are well able to overcome it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Confess Gods promises - it will come to pass.

Luk 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall be straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth.

Filled and brought low

I see this mountain before me
This sin, this addiction
The one that so easily besets me
O' where will my help come from?
These giants so big
And I like grasshoppers be
Who will take me into the Promised Land?
Who will give me victory?
Who will help me overcome?
From the depths I cry out
No help seems near
Neither from the east nor the west
From the north or the south
In desperation nowhere to turn around
In the valley darkness surrounds
And I turn my head upwards
And I think I sense a gentle breeze
As if all of heaven sigh – “at last”
At last heaven rejoices
And I think I hear a gentle voice
And I speak it out loud,
what is being written in my heart;
"I lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth."
At last I believe
At last I confess
At last I take Him at His word,
No feelings or thoughts
No dark clouds of doubts
Disguised in the garb of reality
Can hide this simple fact,
He has said it
And so it will be,
I have called on His name
And so I will be saved,
From this besetting sin;
At last the seed that was sown
Has died to give life,
The grain of wheat
The mustard seed
Has surrendered itself,
"For the law of the Spirit of life
In Christ Jesus has set me free
From the law of sin and death."

Mar 9:23 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.

Rom 10:8-10 But what does it say? "The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart"; that is, the Word of Faith which we proclaim; Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony. And they did not love their soul until death.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

In HIS image - To be like Jesus

Gen 1:27 And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.


Through one man
Through one mould
Through one command
Sin entered
and found its foothold
slaves begat slaves.

Now there arose up
A new king
A new government
A new circumstance
Which knew not ...
But God who forgets not
But God who neither sleeps
nor slumbers
God who knows it all
God who hears each sigh
God who sees each tear form
God who feels each pain
God who breaks not a bruised reed
He who quenches not a smoking wick
He had planned it all
To bring forth judgement unto truth.

Yes God ...
God was not to let it go
No work of His has bit the dust
But marvellous are His works
and marvellous still His ways
Who from dust has made us
and from the earth brings forth
from the dust He feeds us.

So He came down
In our midst
In our pains
In our circumstances
He came as one
Like you and me
A flesh like our very own
Tempted in all things
As you are
And as I am
Yet without sin
Crucified died
He rose again
Death defeated
Sin conquered
He made all things new.

A new and living way
A new birth
A new covenant
A new mould
Perfect in all His ways
With a resounding promise
An inheritance
for all who believe in HIM
To be children of God
To overcome
To receive His very Spirit
To walk as He walked
To become like HIM.

Yes deep calls out to the deep
The Spirit to my own
To be broken
And not to break

Break not His heart
But be broken
As He was for you.
For in the broken
contrite heart
He will dwell
For evermore.

Break not His heart
Live not this life
In your own strength
But receive ye
Receive ye the riches
that be in Christ
Die not a pauper.

Break not His heart
Each living day;
That when you meet Him
Like the songs we sing
"No sorrow, no regret
Joy for evermore
Each passing breath
By Your Grace
I lived for you
Sought only you
In all I did
I glorified You"
Be true of you
Be true of me.

Through the clutter of this mayhem
This world, my flesh and the tempters guile
I know not how
But I hear, I hear
I hear Your voice soft
Calling on to me
"Come, come
Come unto Me you who thirst
Come drink
He that believeth on Me,
As the scripture hath said,
Out of his belly shall flow
Rivers of living water."

Lord I come
Lord I believe
Lord You know all things.

Rom 5:12-21 Therefore, even as through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed on all men inasmuch as all sinned: for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. But death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is the type of Him who was to come; but the free gift shall not be also like the offense. For if by the offense of the one many died, much more the grace of God, and the gift in grace; which is of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the free gift shall not be as by one having sinned; (for indeed the judgment was of one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses to justification. For if by one man's offense death reigned by one, much more they who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by One, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by one offense sentence came on all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came to all men to justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous. But the Law entered so that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, so that as sin has reigned to death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fear not brethren, He cometh soon ... riding with the clouds.

Rev 1:7 Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and those who pierced Him will see Him, and all the kindreds of the earth will wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.
Mat 24:13 But he who endures to the end, the same shall be kept safe.
1Co 1:8 He shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Heb 3:6 But Christ was faithful as a Son over his own house; whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,
Heb 6:11-12 And we desire that each one of you show the same eagerness to the full assurance of hope to the end, that you be not slothful, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Rev 2:26 And he who overcomes and keeps My works to the end, to him I will give power over the nations.

Joh 13:1 And before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come when He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own in the world, He loved them to the end.
Joh 17:23 I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me.

Joh 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
Joh 12:26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there also My servant shall be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
Joh 13:36 Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, where do You go? Jesus answered him, Where I go you cannot now follow Me, but you shall follow Me afterward.

Col 1:21-23 And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish, and without charge in His sight, if indeed you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard and which was proclaimed in all the creation under Heaven ...
1Jn 3:1-3 Behold what manner of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be. But we know that when He shall be revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope on him purifies himself, even as that One is pure.

Head to heart

Uncertain times
Unnerving lives
Preparing for the worst
Hoping for the best
Even godless men
Can live this way
"Teach me Lord to trust in you
Not in thoughts
That bring fleeting calm."

From head to heart
Bring down this single fact
That when You from heaven
Came down as man
You came to say,
"Fear not, I am in command."

"Do you love me Lord?"
I had asked
"Yes I do
More than My own life"
Not empty words
Of youthful love
When on the cross
You proved it true.

From head to heart
Bring down this single fact
That when You from heaven
Came down as man
You came to show,
How much You love.

O these words
Too strong for me
Striving exhausted
Impossible for man
Yet You have called
The weak and heavy laden
"Teach me Lord
To learn from Thee"

From head to heart
Bring down this single fact
That when You from heaven
Came down as man
You came to show,
I too can walk
As You had walked.

Now when I faint
Revive me Lord
When distracted
Bring me be back
Loudly help me remind
Myself and all who hear
The things we see
Is passing by
Only them and that
In Christ is found
Will remain, will stand.

From head to heart
Bring down this single fact
That when You from heaven
Came down as man
Died and rose again
To ascend into heaven
Help me Lord to clearly hear
Your words loud and clear
As if from blaring trumpets near
"Fear not, I come again
Fear not, I send the Helper
Fear not, till the end
Fear not, firmly stand"

Rev 1:1-8 A Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him to declare to His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He signified it by sending His angel to His servant John, who bore record of the Word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ and of all the things that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads and hears the Words of this prophecy, and the ones keeping the things written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches which are in Asia. Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is coming; and from the seven spirits which are before His throne; even from Jesus Christ the faithful Witness, the First-born from the dead and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and made us kings and priests to God and His Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and those who pierced Him will see Him, and all the kindreds of the earth will wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

God who created the heavens and the earth

Luk 5:1 And it happened that the crowd pressed on Him to hear the Word of God, He stood by the lake of Gennesaret. Luk 5:2 And He saw two boats standing by the lake. But the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Luk 5:3 And He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, He asked him to thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the people out of the boat. Luk 5:4 And as He stopped speaking, He said to Simon, Launch out into the deep and let your nets down for a haul. Luk 5:5 And answering, Simon said to Him, Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing. Yet at Your word I will let down the net. Luk 5:6 And doing this, they enclosed a great multitude of fish. And their net was being torn. Luk 5:7 And they signaled the partners, those in the other boat, to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they were sinking. Luk 5:8 And seeing, Simon Peter fell at the knees of Jesus, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord. Luk 5:9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the haul of fish which they had taken, Luk 5:10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Do not fear, from now on you will be taking men alive. Luk 5:11 And bringing their boats onto land, forsaking all things, they followed Him.

The knife

I saw a poor man
Glorify God
Prove to the world
That He is in charge
That he who bends his knee
And to Him makes known
All that weighs his heart
Has no need to bend his head
Or stretch his hand
To another man like him

I saw a poor man
Curse and groan
Repenting the folly of his ways
His unrighteous living
Laziness and procrastination
Self inflicted wounds
He has become an anecdote
That wise men try to impress
On young minds
"Beware, be not like him"

O' the paradox
This treacherous knife
In ones hand
The surgeons scalpel
That brings forth life
Glorifying the creator
In similar hands
A murderous dagger
That takes forth life
Bringing death
Condemnation and regret.

I see a knife being placed
In these very hands
I see abundance bestowed
An inheritance undeserved
"Depart from me, O Lord
For I am a sinful man"
But He reached out
And touched my heavy heart
"From henceforth, fear not
Thou shalt catch men."

Psalm 121
1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

O' for grace to rejoice in the valley. To testify to God's goodness in the valley, to glorify His name. In weakness He gives us grace to do the impossible, what frail human nature cannot.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

All things!! - 1Co 10:31 Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Mat 11:27 All things are delivered to Me by My Father.
Mat 19:26 But Jesus looked on them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Mat 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
Mat 28:19-20 Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen.
Mar 4:34 But he did not speak to them without a parable. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.
Mar 7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.
Mar 9:23 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.
Mar 13:23 But take heed; behold, I have told you all things beforehand.
Mar 14:36 And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to You. Take away this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.Luk 18:31 And He took the Twelve and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.
Joh 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
Joh 3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.
Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.
Joh 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Joh 16:15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and will announce it to you.
Joh 17:7 Now they have known that all things, whatever You have given Me, are from You.
2Pe 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who has called us to glory and virtue, through which He has given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

All things

All my sins are forgiven
All my past is washed clean
On the cross when He died
His love I have seen;
Nothing He held back
Nothing got in between
All things, even His life
For me and for you;
All things made new
All things I can do
By the gift of His Spirit
Lord I can truly live for You;
Nothing held back
Nothing that stops
His love constrains me
I am nothing no more;
All things that are
All things by Him
Worthy is the Lamb
All things for Him;
All that I have
All that I am
Thou hast given
All things that is;
Like You to be
Like You to give
Like You to love
Like You to live
Like You in all things;
Teach me Lord I pray
Just as You gave all things
For a wretch like me
Teach me Lord to give
Body, Soul and Spirit
Teach me Lord to live
All things for Your glory
All things, always.

Luk 5:11 And bringing their boats onto land, forsaking all things, they followed Him.
Mat 7:12 Therefore all things, whatever you desire that men should do to you, do even so to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Luk 21:22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Luk 24:25 And He said to them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets spoke!
Joh 16:30 Now we know that You know all things and do not need that anyone should ask You. By this we believe that You have come forth from God.
Joh 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me? Peter was grieved because He said to him a third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know all things, You know that I love You. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.
Act 2:44 And all who believed were together and had all things common.
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Rev 21:5 And He sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:7 He who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.

Jesus holds the reins

I don’t know what will happen
What trial or what test
But I know He plans it all
All for my very best

I have no need for worry
In Him is only rest
In Christ He has given us ALL
ALL THINGS, to work for our very best

So bring out your tambourines
Your flute and violin
With grateful hearts let us sing
‘cos Jesus holds the reins

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

‘cos Jesus holds the reins
Jesus holds the reins

Monday, February 2, 2009

(Song) Help me count the cost.

Luke 14: 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Help me count the cost

Help me Lord, to count it all,
To count it all as dung;
What this world has in store,
The riches and the fame;
Help me Lord, to count it all,
To count it all as dung;
To trade my pennies,
For wealth untold;
Of heavenly riches,
To take a hold;
Help me Lord, to count it all,
To count it all as dung.

Christ my saviour lives,
Seated on the right,
Right hand of God,
All dominion is HIS,
In heaven and on earth,
And Satan has been crushed,
Holy Spirit led,
What have I to fear!?
My Lord is so near!

Help me Lord, to count it all,
To count it all as dung;
What this world has in store,
The riches and the fame;
Help me Lord, to count it all,
To count it all as dung;
To trade my pennies,
For wealth untold;
Of heavenly riches,
To take a hold;
Help me Lord, to count it all,
To count it all as dung.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Philippians 3: 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Walking in the truth

Psa 25:14 The secret of Jehovah is with those who fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.


When God shows you some truth,
Hidden deep in His word,
That invites a ridicule,
Criticism so strong,
That you are called a heretic,
When none you know,
Seem to see it as you do,
You doubt that truth,
Think "Maybe I am wrong,
They cant all be wrong!"

You may not be the only one,
But you might be in the only few;
In the remnant,
Who followed the lamb,
Wherever He went.

Truths lost to the majority,
Covered in the traditions of men,
In religious habits;
They know the name,
But do not know HIM.
Loving not the truth,
Seeking this world,
Proud and arrogant,
Deceived by God Himself!

But you press on dear brother,
And God will show you,
Not new truths,
But lost truths,
Truths hidden,
Truths that will set you free,
Truths that lead to heavenly riches,
Truths that glorify Jesus;
Yes press on dear brother,
And God will show you,
Show you, who love the Truth,
Truth about yourself,
Truth that leads to repentance.
Truth that helps you judge yourself;
Yes press on dear brother,
Press on,
Walking with Jesus,
Walking in the Truth.

1Ki 19:18 Yet I have left seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.

2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, 2Th 2:12 so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned.

Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.

Thy will be done

Luk 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.

Thy Will Be Done

We have no social cause,
But the cause of Christ;
We have no agenda,
But what He reveals to us;
We are not here to change the world,
Bring freedom and world peace,
We are here to do HIS will;
Though it might as well change the world.

In Jerusalem,
Were many lepers,
Cripple, dumb, deaf and blind,
Men by evil possessed,
Yes my heart went out to them;
What should I do,
What should I say,
What should I pray,
For them,
Who shepherdless perish?
But yet it was not for this that I was born;
And in sleepless, prayerful nights,
I heard HIS voice clear,
Then I said,
Lo, I come
(in the volume of the Book it is written of Me)
To do Your will, O God.

Heb 10:5 Therefore when He comes into the world, He says, "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but You have prepared a body for Me. Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have had no pleasure. Heb 10:7 Then I said, Lo, I come (in the volume of the Book it is written of Me) to do Your will, O God." Heb 10:8 Above, when He said, "Sacrifice and offering, and burnt offerings and offering for sin You did not desire, neither did You have pleasure in them" (which are offered according to the Law), Heb 10:9 then He said, "Lo, I come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first so that He may establish the second.

No longer free

2Co 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us, judging this, that if one died for all, then all died;

No longer free

A christian is no free man,
And neither is his tongue;
He has been bought,
Paid in Full,
By the priceless blood of Christ.
He is HIS bond slave,
The good steward,
At the beck and call of His Master;
To be used as HE pleases.
Men may have opinions by the dozens,
But he is not at liberty;
Circumstances can differ,
But his is not the choice.
He strains his ears and prays,
Teach me Lord to hear Your voice,
Teach me Lord to walk in Your will,
Teach me Lord to be fully Yours,
Teach my Lord I pray;
That I am not my own,
That I have been crucified,
That it is no longer I,
Teach me Lord to see;
No longer I, but Christ in me.

1Pe 3:10 For he that wants to love life and to see good days, let him restrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking guile.
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, and I live; yet no longer I, but Christ lives in me. And that life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith toward the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself on my behalf.

Monday, January 26, 2009

In HIS presence

Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

In HIS presence

Alone, I turned to the Lord,
In the sweetness of His fellowship
I wondered why I had not done this before,
Wondered why I had let go
Of such glimpses in the past!

And there I should remain
In prayerful decisiveness,
Day by day
In brokenness,
In the shadow of the almighty;
There I will be led
Into the centre of HIS will!

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Heb 11:38 The world was not worthy of them.

Luk 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it also shall be in the days of the Son of Man.


I knew of a man long ago,
A righteous upright man;
He tolerated not the sin around,
But condemned it to death.

Now how is it that you might ask,
That he alone such lived?
How is it he swam against,
The tide of people's thoughts?

He spent time with the godly men,
With the wise men so few he found;
Heard from his father's father,
Of his father who walked with God.

So an upright life he decided,
To live righteously before God;
Though all men may ridicule him,
He will still walk the narrow road.

So when all men less than half his age,
Married and with children;
He still had no offspring,
And sure they ridiculed him no end.

And then the triplets came,
Hearty congratulations all around;
Parental and financial advices,
Responsibilities galore abound.

O what peace he had,
What rest in his heart!
A life of contentment and of rest,
Back in Eden from the start.

Surely it is blessed,
To live upright before God;
But the prosperity gospel,
Was not what God had in mind!

Get up and build for Me,
O righteous man of God;
Use your time and your money
Thus saith the Lord.

Reasons innumerable,
Rushed in a single thought;
The grip seemed to loosen,
The one that was on the plough.

But God is so merciful,
He who loves without end;
Showed him sin and righteousness,
And of the judgement to come.

Once again the resolve came,
All double mindedness purged;
Once again the eyes were opened,
As the glorious truth sunk in.

One man who stood for God
One man against the multitude;
One man by faith in God
One man who condemned the world.

One man heaven seeks,
One man who will stand steady;
One man who will join them,
For whom the world was not worthy.

I am weak and foolish my Lord,
Too scared to even voice my thoughts;
But if you will have me and make me,
I will be that man! I will be that man!

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, having been warned by God of things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

He will bring it to pass, what He has promised.

"If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or, if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"--Luke 11:11-13.

The Author and Finisher

They told me I had to weep
They told me I had to seek
They told me I had to mourn
Wrestle to get what I want
From God...
I heard their words and thought
If I could squeeze a tear or two
It would move my Lords heart;
But it was not to be.

What He sought was the desire within
A seeking that comes from inside
Not an external white wash
Not the loud crying and modest clothes
For it was not a tear that would move Him
He who is moved by love
Love that seeks nothing in return
For when I scorned and ridiculed HIM
It was even then that He loved me
Even then He took my place
Took the wrath of God and died.

So I know not how
But after I had met Him
It was easier to tell the truth
So I told Him as it was,
“I have no thirst
No desire deep within
I do not mourn or weep
Or do anything, as I should.
But I want to!”

And as I prayed I began to weep
Mourning overtook me
A desire to do His utmost will
A cry and a seeking that I have never seen
I walked up through paths
I had not trod before;
And surely I was comforted
Surely I found
Surely I was broken
From within.

And then what was written
Became true in my life;
They that seek would find,
And I found!
They that mourn would me comforted,
And I was comforted!
They that weep shall be heard,
And I was heard !
They that wrestle shall be broken,
And I was broken!

I was tempted to think ...
… that it was my tear
… that it was my mourning
… that it was my seeking
… that it was my wrestling
… that it was my striving
But nay it was not
It was God …
Nay, not just...
… it was God my Father.

"If God is much more ready and willing to give his children good things than you are to give to yours, then surely it must be easy and not difficult to get spiritual blessings, even to the utmost extent of our wants." - Charles G. Finney