Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Endless Praise Belongs to You

You are the Alpha and Omega
Beginning and the End
You are Creator, Deliverer
Emmanuel and Friend

You are a good and gracious God
Our Heavenly Father; Hallelujah!
You are I AM, Jesus, King of Kings
Living Water and the Messiah

Your Name is above all names
Only Begotten Son, Prince of Peace
You are Redeemer, our Refuge and Rock
You are Saviour and Shepherd of Your sheep

You are the Truth, the Unchangeable One
The Vine, the Word of God, the Way
You are Wonderful Counsellor
And worthy of all of our praise

Abba Father, Ancient of Days, 
Bread of Heaven, Breath of Life
Christ, Desire of Nations,
Everlasting Father, Faithful and True...

You are the LORD God Almighty
Endless praise belongs to You
---
June 29, 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Endless Summer

Released from the confines
Of schedules and shoulds,
We'll indulge in the freedom
Of all that is good
We'll have time to savour
Not just taste and see
The blessings of God
For all eternity
When joy is unending
No curfews will clank
Ever on our lips will be
Sweet praise and thanks
To the One who redeemed us
For oh so much more
To join in the circle
Of adored and adore
Where the lamb will
Lay down with the lion
And all children will play
In peaceful Zion
---
June 22, 2016
Inspired by:
https://briarcroft.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/waking-on-a-june-morning/

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Humankind

Yes, we are human
But how often are we kind
Blind to our differences
Keeping this in mind 

That we have a common genesis
In God's image we are made
Made for good works
The love of God to display

It's more than being genial 
Or showing consideration 
It's about giving just to bless
Without selfish motivation 

Sometimes just a word or two
Will garner a warm glow -
The feeling we receive 
When kindness we bestow
---
June 18, 2016

Friday, 17 June 2016

The PrOphET

Reflective soul and scribe,
She holds a mirror up, describes
The world that she sees
And how things ought to be
With brevity, she relates,
Expounds, disseminates,
Transforms information
To cause consideration,
Sifts gems for the gleaming,
Prods her audience to find meaning,
See themselves within another's shoes
To be inspired, to be moved,
To feel connection
Through her purposeful reflections
---
August 14, 2011

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace (by Francis of Assisi)

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I 
May not so much seek
To be consoled 
As to console,
To be understood 
As to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.


What is the World Coming To?

What is the world coming to?
The soon return of Jesus Christ 
Take to heart what you hear
For the time is surely near

Behold, He is coming with the clouds
Each and every eye will see 
Even those who saw His flesh torn
All peoples on earth will mourn

Christ is the First and Last
The Living One, Almighty Lord
Who died, but conquered death
He holds the keys to hell and death

Consider how far you have fallen
Repent and live a life of love
The one who is victorious 
Will taste life eternal, glorious 

Though you are afflicted and poor,
God says that you are rich
So fear not persecution and strife
Your faithfulness will bring you life

God knows the evil where you dwell
Yet you do not renounce your faith 
Keep pure and seek the reward 
Bestowed on new creations in the Lord

God knows your deeds of faith
How you serve with love and persevere 
He who searches hearts and minds, sees
And will repay according to your deeds

Be watchful; your deeds are not complete
Remember what you've received and heard
Live unstained, worthy to wear white 
As one whose name's in the Book of Life

Keep God's Word, don't deny His name
Patiently endure and God will hold you 
Through the time of test and tribulation 
That will come upon every nation 

The One who is Faithful and True
Disciplines those that He loves
For those wretched, poor, naked and blind
He covers shame, makes gold refined 

Behold, Christ is patiently waiting
For you to invite Him in
For fellowship, communion divine 
And to reign at the King of King's side 

Whoever has ears, let them hear
What the Spirit says to His Bride 
For the Holy One walks among us 
Incline your heart unto Jesus 
---
6,16,16
Based on Revelation 1, 2 & 3