Thursday, 26 November 2015

Giving Thanks

Like the habit of counting seconds 
after the flash in the sky
to hear the sound, 
and know the proximity 
of the upward activity 

we can enumerate,
after flashes of glory,
our gratitude 
and know the nearness
of our good, gracious God 
who inhabits our praise
---
November 26, 2015
http://www.aholyexperience.com/2015/11/how-a-hard-hard-year-can-still-be-your-most-abundant-year-or-how-a-hard-year-can-give-you-a-good-thanksgiving/

Friday, 20 November 2015

Yada (Whatever)

We can wring our hands and moan
Or fling them high towards God's throne
Confess our gratitude for God's goodness
Despite bad attitudes and all this mess
That attempts to assail
It will not prevail
When we think upon whatever
Is good and lovely, pure
Dwell on Christ, He will assure
Us with strength and reasons to rejoice
In whatever comes our way; it's our choice
---
November 20, 2015
Inspired by:
http://www.aholyexperience.com/2015/11/yada-yada-yada-a-secret-way-to-cope-when-you-are-pretty-much-sick-of-the-world-the-holidays-a-crazy-life/

Saturday, 14 November 2015

In the Midst of Our Mess

In the midst of our mess
We can turn to God, 
Who's there to bless
Us with mercy, goodness,
Grace and righteousness
If we only come to Him, confess
Our deepest need, His forgiveness
Which He willingly addressed
God's great love was expressed
Upon the cross as Jesus
Sacrificed His blood and flesh
Though Christ was sinless,
In the midst of criminals, He died
One cursed His name, the other cried
Out for mercy. You decide
Which side that you are on 
Choose today who you will serve
Yourself or the Lord who deserves
Glory, honour, adoration
For making our salvation
A gift we can receive
If we simply believe
In the midst of our mess
---
November 14, 2015