Journal entry 3/16/09
I am disciplining my children who have been wasteful for so long. It is time for the prodigal sons and daughters to come back to their Father. It is time for them to turn from their wasteful ways and be faithful stewards of the gifts they have received. For too long they have done what they so choose with their riches and material possessions as if it were all their own, as if they had given it to themselves, as if they had created.
Did I not create all of these things? Was it not I who showered blessings upon you? Blessings exceedingly and abundantly more than you can image or even dream to posses. But do I give abundantly so that you may only waste abundantly in return? No! I bless so that you may be a blessing to others!
Do you not see the naked? Clothe them! Do you not hear the starving begging for food? Feed them! Care for the fatherless and comfort the widow. How long will you continue to ignore them? How long will you go on denying their existence?
Stop seeking benefit and your own personal gain, for these evils cloud man’s very connection with his Maker. How then can you see what I see, how will your heart beat and break for my children? This is why I have called you to death, so that you might live. Just as Jesus lived to die, he was resurrected so that the glory of God might be made known to the world and his new life would be lived for all eternity. So die to your flesh, which is but a vessel, and live in the Spirit, which is the connection to the Father.
In fear of God we fear nothing else
In him we can trust when we trust nothing else
For He will provide when the world takes away
And He will remain when the world falls away
We become lost when man lies and deceives us
But in Him we are found, for He guides and leads us
From glory to glory we soldier on
For His joy is our strength, so our weakness is gone
His joy is our light, so we shine like the sun
His joy gives us boldness when timidity thrives
His joy gives us victory over our lives
In peace we are still
In peace we can heal
In peace we are living.
In love we find all things complete.
it’s all i can do not to mess UP
to fall from Your grace and to slip UP
always afraid that i’ll trip UP
if only to You i will look UP
you said my heart You will lift UP
my broken spirit You said You will pick UP
on the last day my soul You will raise UP
so LORD, let Your fire fall DOWN
let Your love reign in me and rain DOWN
on my world, on my life may it come DOWN
cause the walls that i’ve built to be brought DOWN
LORD to my knees i will bow DOWN
deliver me God when i’m beat DOWN
forgive me, my LORD, when i cut DOWN
for You, Father, my life i would lay DOWN