Without Your Love

This worlds temptations with its pull
Never ending Your love it keeps me full
When I struggle low in heart
You’re reminding me always we’ll never part
Sad, angry, underserving the evil one wants me to be
Satisfied with Your mercies You keep me
When it’s hard, the journey through this land
You never fail to take my hand
Your Grace rains down on me from above
I would be nothing without Your love

2/14/2017

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. –Proverbs 1:7

For they that hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. –Proverbs 1:29-31

But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of harm. –Proverbs 1:33

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. –Hebrews 3:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. –Hebrews 4:12

A Slippery slope

It’s miraculous how God puts things into focus, if we let Him and are willing to see. I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in a long while.

I took credit for something instead of giving the credit to God.

I wrote a poem, that without Him would never have even entered into my heart or mind. Someone, whose poetry I admire, gave me a compliment on the poem. I immediately got all fleshy and received the praise, not even once thanking the Lord for not only giving me those words but inspiring the whole thing.

How does this happen? My mom tells me almost daily, “Honey you always give God the praise.” I always try to, and yet here I sat last night, taking all the credit.

I soaked up the compliments, which I truly and wholeheartedly did appreciate, walked away from the computer, and immediately started getting that feeling.

That inner feeling of something isn’t right. I’ve done something wrong.

What could it possibly be? The poem kept coming to my mind. Lord, what is it? Was I not suppose to post it? I felt You all the way, what is it?

The words I kept saying, thanking that person, kept repeating in my mind. But what was wrong with that? I was thankful. I was happy someone liked it. I was proud….oh wait, now I see.

Not once while I was being thankful, did I give God the credit. It was “me” and not where the praise should be and that was with “Him”.

He put those words in my head. He composed that piece of poetry that I was more than happy to take credit for and not once did I say, “But if not for Him.”

Some of you reading this might think, this is a little thing. I don’t think it is.

God has given me everything. He is the reason I am, and will be. I have to give Him the praise He deserves in everything, not just the big things, but in all things.

One little thing leads to another, and to another….

It’s a very slippery slope.

 

 

 

2/13/2017

Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. –Psalms 150:6

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. –Hebrews 2:14-15

For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted. –Hebrews 2:18

God, where were You?

I’m the same place I was when all you could do was cry

I’m the same place I was when you just wanted to die

I’m the same place I was when you called Me a myth

I’m the same place I was when you’d grab another 5th

I’m the same place I was when you’d tell another lie

I’m the same place I was when all you wanted was to get high

I’m the same place I was when you hated your brother

I’m the same place I was when you were unkind to another

I’m the same place I was when you displayed the worst of human behavior

I’m the same place I was when you crucified My only Son, your Saviour

I’m the same place I was when you were hopelessly lost, knowing not what to do

I’m the same place I was, My Beloved, waiting patiently for you

2/12/2017

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. –Psalms 147:3

Great is our LORD, and of great power: His understanding is infinite. — Psalms 147:5

The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy. — Psalms 147:11

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. — Tutus 1:16

 

For we ourselves also sometimes were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. — Titus 3:3-7

2/11/2017

The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raised up those that be bowed down. The eyes of all that wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfieth the desire of every living thing. — Psalms 145:14-16

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. –Psalms 145:18

He will fulfil the desire of all them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them. –Psalm 145:19

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. — 2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

2/10/2017

Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee. –Psalms 143:8

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,  and of love, and of a sound mind. — 2 Timothy 1:7

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let ever one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. — 2 Timothy 2:19

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. — 2 Timothy 2:22

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God preadventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil; who are taken captive by him at his will. — 2 Timothy 2:25-26

2/08/2017

O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off. –Psalms 139:1-2

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. –Psalms 139:23-24