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Faithfulness and Groaning

September 5, 2009

The groaning of all creation.
The faithfulness of Father.

All of creation groans in suffering under this burden of sin.
It cries out to be free of this pain, this binding, this limiting.
Groaning with a desire to be filled with His glory and greatness.
Groaning in the sacrifice, the giving up of self.
Groaning in the pain of the sin and the death that is required.

He is Faithful. He is True.
What can we give to Him, or give up,
That He will not return to us a hundred fold?
Will we not exchange these filthy robes?

He is Holy. He is Good.
He does not desire that we should suffer,
Yet He does not desire that we remain as we are.
Change from this state is painful, requiring discipline.
This change is good.
His grace is sufficient.
His grace is good.
His faithfulness is unending.

The coming of His Kingdom will cause a groaning that has yet to be heard in all its depth, and power, and anguish.

We do not bear this burden alone.
He came to carry it with us.
Yoked with Him, all things are possible.

There is a groaning and a pain when we see what we are now in the light of His holiness.
His faithfulness is to see us as He has made us – holy and righteous.
And to continue to mold us into the image of His Son.

When I look upon Him, even just a glimpse, I see again my need for His saving grace.

Choose

January 10, 2009

I set a choice before you this day
put away your idols and your fantasy
put away these games you play
choose this day who you will serve
I desire a people separated
set apart and consecrated
standing up for right and truth
choose this day who you will serve
I alone am God
Seek Me, know Me, serve Me
I alone am God
choose you this day who you will serve
I have a real life for you to live
not empty and meaningless
not without purpose
choose you this day who you will serve
Are you willing to give it up for Me
not in theory but in practice
which is the important thing
choose you this day who you will serve
what is it you desire
entertainment and pleasure for the moment
or a life fully lived in freedom
choose you this day who you will serve
I set a choice before you today
not a choice between pleasure and pain
not a choice between happiness and sorrow
choose you this day who you will serve
I set a choice before you today
a choice between life and death
a choice between purpose and the emptiness you feel inside
choose life

not that this is an easy choice
you cannot do it on your own
I will help you
I have set the support in you and around you
call to Me and I will answer you
seek Me and you will find Me
cast aside the sin that so easily entangles
run the race as one set apart
choose life
choose freedom
choose Me


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