Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Unworthy I Stand

My love for You, O Lord,

Is an unending sea.

With depths so great,

The bottom cannot be seen.

Unworthy of Your love, I stand,

Fully enveloped in Your arms.

Despite my pride,

My vanity, my judging nature,

You take me in.

In lack of faith You show Yourself,

In fear You are calming.

Though I stand a sinner,

Unworthy of Your grace,

Unworthy of Your love,

You give it freely.

Thank You will never be enough,

My appreciation could never be fully shown.

Always unworthy will I stand,

Enveloped in Your arms of love.

The Lord is amazing. We are all sinners, all unworthy of His grace and His love, yet He chooses to give it. We deserve an eternity in hell, yet the Lord loves us so much He has given us a way to heaven. Never will we be worthy of His grace, yet it rains down on us. Blessed be His name. Blessed be the Lord our God.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Faith in Christ

Two Roads

Two roads were lain in front of me,
And I must choose which one I will take.
One is dark and filled with stones and thorns,
But is also filled with love and purity.
The other is smooth and filled with light and fun,
But is laden with sin and hatred.
Two roads were lain in front of me,
And I must choose which one I will take.

Two roads. Looking at it the choices are simple. Do I take the rocky path or the smooth path? Maybe we should know some stuff about the paths before we choose. The way this was written was to explain the rocky path is the path of Chrisianity. It may be hard, you may run into some tough stuff, such as persecution, imprisonment, death, but at the end of the path is love, warmth. At the end of the path is Christ.

The smooth path would be the more tmepting path. You can see down it, the road is smooth, there is fun, drugs, alcohol, other enjoyments. But that path is the path of sin. The path of destruction. No matter how much "fun" you have, it will only lead to ruin and an eternity of pain and despair.

The challenge is, which path will you choose? Will you be willing to take the rocky path? Are you willing to stand with Christ? Or will you choose the easy path, the path of sin?

I have chosen my path, which one will you choose?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

When God Says No

I've been reading "Grace for the Moment" by Max Lucado. I was looking ahead, looking at some of the titles and this one caught my eye. It is from November 22nd.

When God Says No
"Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
-John 6:35

"There are times when the on e thing you want is the one thing you never get. . . .
You pray and wait.
No answer.
You pray and wait.
May I ask a very important question? What if God says no?
What if the request is delayed or even denied? When God says no to you, how will you respond? If God says, "I've given you my grace, and that is enough," will you be content?
Content. That's the word. A state of heart in which you would be at peace if God gave you nothing more than he already has."

I had gone to school for court reporting starting in January 2006. It was something I enjoyed very much, it was the highlight of living in Fresno for me, I loved my classes and my teachers. Then the Lord brought me back to Hume. I was not happy about this, I admit it, but every time I tried to do something else, the Lord told me "No." I had to change my attitude toward God and my circumstances. Finally I found a contentment I had not felt up here before.

For the past couple of years I have tried, and failed, to go back to school. Every time I take steps toward that goal, the Lord, once again, says "No." I will admit that I have been quite unhappy about this answer, for I love to study and learn. Then I read this message from "Grace for the Moment" and it made me think. I cannot expect God to do as I wish, that is limiting God. I cannot say no to what He has, even if He can say no to me. I know that whatever I may have planned for myself, God's plan is greater. All I have to do is be patient and listen to Him, let Him guide me.

Just a thought.