Sunday, 23 October 2016

A Life of Spiritual Freedom (Galatians 5)

Christ set us free from the burden
Of the law we couldn't maintain
Stand firm, then, in grace
Lest Christ be of no gain

We would have to keep the whole law
For it to justify us
We must wait with hope for the
Righteousness through faith in Jesus

The only thing that matters
Is faith expressed through loving deeds
For if we love our neighbour, 
The entire law, we keep

Serve one another humbly
Do not devour or be destroyed
Walk in step with the Spirit
Who gives love and peace and joy

He grows within us patience,
Kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Gentleness and self-control
So that God, over all, we bless
October 23, 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016

God's Mercy is New Every Morning (Lamentations 3:20-24)

When my soul is downcast within me,
I have hope for I remember
The Lord's great lovingkindness
And compassion that fails never
His mercy is new every morning
And His faithfulness is great
The Lord is my inheritance
Therefore, for Him, I will wait
October 21, 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Sound the Trumpet (Joel 2:1-14)

Sound the trumpet in Zion
Blow the alarm on My holy hill
Let all who dwell in the land tremble
For the day of the Lord will soon spill
Darkness into clouds
Of blackness and gloom
As a large army approaches
Of unprecedented doom

A consuming fire surrounds
Nothing escapes as it burns
Nations are aghast and in anguish
As God's army steadily churns
The heavens tremble,
The earth shakes
The sun, moon and stars
No more illuminate

Mighty are the ones
Who fulfill God's commands
For the day of the Lord is dreadful
Who can endure or withstand?
"Even now," declares the Lord
"Return to Me. Fast, mourn and weep"
While His grace and compassion extends,
Turn to Him, His mercy seek
For He is slow to anger
And His love abounds
And from His hand
Great blessing is found
October 18, 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016

Day of Atonement (For Yom Kippur)

Our Great High Priest 
Left His glorious robe behind 
When God became flesh 
And dwelled with mankind 

Amid goats and calves, 
Christ entered the world, leaving heaven itself 
To take away sin and death 
By offering His own blood Himself

He bore our sin, 
And our judgement He faced
So we could be made holy 
By God's mercy and grace 

And thus enter in, 
To a new and living way 
Where God's laws, 
Are within our hearts placed 

Then we can draw near 
With sincerity of heart 
Because of the assurance 
That our faith imparts 

And hold unswervingly 
To the hope that we profess 
For God is faithful to 'make good'
On His promises 
October 10, 2016
Inspired from Hebrews 9:11-10:23 after reading this article:

Exalt His Excellence

I exalt You for You are excellent
I adore You for You from heaven sent
Your Only Son, the only One
Who for my sins would die
Your great name, I exalt and magnify
For You are magnificent
I worship You
For You are worthy of all praise
You are good and it is good
To ever sing Your praise
October 9, 2016

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Humbly Serve a Life of Love (Romans 12)

True and proper worship
Is sacrificial living
Holy and pleasing to God
Whose mercy we've been given

Conform not, then
To the pattern of mankind
But be transformed
By the renewing of your mind

Then you'll be able to test
And accept God's will
His good and pleasing,
Perfect will

Don't regard yourself too highly,
Becoming proud and conceited,
But use sober judgement 
As to the faith that God has meted

For as each has one body
With many parts of varying functions
So, in Christ, we, though many
Form one body to work in conjunction

We all have different gifts
According to the grace given to each
For some it is to prophesy,
To serve, to encourage, to teach

For some it is to give 
With generosity 
Or to lead with diligence
Or show mercy cheerfully

Love must be sincere
Have evil, cling to good
Be devoted to love and honour
One another in brotherhood

Eagerly and earnestly serve the Lord 
In hope, be joyful
In distress, be patient
In prayer, be faithful

Share with God's people who are in need,
The strangers' spirit, nurse
Bless those who persecute you
Bless, and do not curse

Rejoice with those who rejoice,
Mourn with those who mourn
Live in harmony with others
Connect with the poor and forlorn

Do not repay evil for evil
Take care to do right before all
If you can, and as much as you can
Live peacefully with all

My dear friends, 
Do not take revenge
For it is written:
It is Mine to avenge

If your enemy is hungry or thirsty
Feed and refresh him instead
Overcome evil with good
And thus amass shame on his head
October 2, 2016

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Stephen Hawking's Theory

Stephen Hawking's theory 
Of the universe is flawed
Because, if it is ever-expanding
Why is there no room for God?
It's true God is grander
Yet He doesn't change
Nor fit into an equation or box
That indeed would be quite strange
Yes, man can design and create
A container for things
(That thinks not, nor reasons,
Nor worships, nor sings)
That is merely a vessel 
Used for safe-keeping or travel
For a vast scope of contents
That's no great mystery to unravel
Just open eyes to gaze upon
What's conclusively plain to perceive
Ergo, if you expand your vision 
Beyond the parameter of knowledge, 
You can practically believe
September 29, 2016