Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hunger

Give me a hunger, my Lord, for your word,
A hunger for doing your will.
Give me a hunger for truth and for life
That lasts, though my body is killed.

Give me a hunger for lost, broken souls,
A hunger to see them restored.
Give me a hunger for seeing your face--
To know you! Amazing reward!


Blessed are those 
who hunger and thirst for righteousness, 
for they shall be satisfied.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Variety



Don't let your eyes
Proudly despise
Brothers who eat
Unholy meat,
Brothers who praise
On the wrong days,
Or have a rule
That is not cool,
Or have a law
You think is raw,
Whose actions might
Seem not quite right.

Is this their goal--
With the whole soul,
All of their days
To give Christ praise?
Jesus their Lord
Is their reward,
And they will stand
Just as he planned
On his great Day,
Sins washed away.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  (Galatians 5:13 ESV)

Friday, May 06, 2016

Fence Posts


They say good fences make good neighbors.
I've had neighbors where no fence was needed,
   neighbors where a fence kept things wonderful,
      and neighbors where a fence or a wall was not enough.

But if there are good fences,
   there must be good fence posts.

A fence post isn't glamorous.
It may have knots and scratches and splinters.
It may have a greenish cast from insecticide.
It's not much to look at, so why do we want it?

A good fence post is straight
   and strong
      and will last through all sorts of weather.

Lord, make me more like a fence post.
Straighten me.
   Strengthen me.
      Give me endurance
All from your Spirit,
   all for your glory.

Let me and let others forget my glory.
All of it is just glimmers of your great glory.

I don't need to be a giant, towering oak or sequoia.
Make me into a good fence post.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 
(Ephesians 6:11 HCSB)