Extra Additional Grace

Some folks are easy to deal with,
More like a walk in the park,
Others are much more difficult,
Causing you some irritation of sorts,
You can’t just find a way around it,
Like a sore thorn on your flesh,
They sting, they prick, they kick,
You frown, you fret, you stress,
They drive you to your limits,
You spit out words you do not mean,
Worse part is that sometimes,
They are part of your daily life,

In times like these, we need
Extra additional grace,
Grace to show love unfeigned,
Grace to pray through the pain,
Grace to go the extra mile,
Grace to tolerate with a smile,
Grace to forgive and forget,
Grace to act more like Christ,
Extra additional grace

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To see the Jesus reign and rule in the hearts of men all over the world.

Father and Son
Dwelling
In perfect harmony
Until that evening
When the Son
Bore on Him
The sins of whole world
On a hill faraway
His loving Father
Cringed
And turned away
From His beloved Son

Even today
Our loving Father
Cringes away,
When we
Indulge in sin
Hear him call,
“Come to Me child,
My Beloved Son
Has paid the price
For your sins”

Daily Prompt: Cringe

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The Garden, The Cross, The Throne

Alone, in the dark, for the task He grieved
All night my Lord prayed seeking a relieve
The weight of the cross a burden He bore
He groaned in pain, His knee on the floor

Denied by Peter, who wept with remorse
Betrayed by Judas- a greedy reward
Scorned by soldiers, forsaken by His Father
For sinners’ reprieve, a Lamb for slaughter

Dead and buried, He laid in the tomb
Enemies of God rejoiced in His doom
Conquering the grave, He rose from the dead
Everlasting King, on His throne He rests

Daily Prompt: Reprieve

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Unmoored, To Set Sail

My ship I have unmoored
My valise I have packed
My old life I have left behind
My old ways I have bid farewell
Into a new life I have set sail
Into a new life with my Captain

Disentangled from the entanglements
Disconnected from the connections
That hinder my journey
I hear the sound of the wind
As it beckons and calls, “Liberty!!”

Liberty to follow my heart
Liberty to live for Christ
Liberty to follow His leading
Liberty to live, not licence

Per adventure a tempest should arise
The Master of earth, oceans and skies
He is the Captain of my ship
He is my blessed assurance

My compass?
Lord, I have none
You are my only Compass
You are my only Guide
I have no other alternative
I seek none other either

Daily Prompt: Unmoored

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…And That’s What We Are Fighting For

“I can’t do this anymore, Sam” Frodo Baggins said, and with a despondent and crestfallen countenance Frodo dropped his sword.
Sam looked at him and gave him an inspirational speech about how good trumps evil. He then finished the speech with the phrase, “That’s what they are holding unto”.
“What are we holding unto Sam?” asked Frodo looking intently at Sam and desperately in need of an encouraging answer.
“There is still some good left in this world, and that’s what we are fighting for“, replied his faithful friend, comrade and companion Samwise. (Scene from Lord Of The Rings: Two Tower)

There’s still some good left in this life
That’s why I keep my hopes alive
There’s still some good left in a man
No matter the extent of evil he may plan
There’s still some good left in any sad event
No matter how dismal things may appear

It’s not over until it’s over so
It’s not over until God says so
That’s the reason Christ saved us
That’s the reason Christ came for us
To show that good always trumps evil
To show that grace always trumps guilt

And that’s what we are fighting for. For if we stop fighting, if we stop believing that God’s Word is ultimate, we are simply handing the victory to the dark side. And I know that will never make things better.

Daily Prompt: Better

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Oh To Be Like Him

Oh to be like Him
In thoughts and deed
To emulate Him
And consistently seek
To love like Him
As I live each day
To lean on Him
Trusting all the way

Oh to be like You
Saviour and Friend
To listen for You
Through every bend
To always follow You
No matter what may
To learn from You
A loyal apprentice all day

Daily Prompt: Apprentice

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This is Christmas!

Enthusiasm!
Excitement!
Endorphins!
Celebrations!
Jubilations!
Jollification!
Gift-hunting!
Gift-wrapping!
Gift-giving!
Entertaining!
Merrymaking!
Karaoking!
Festivities!
Feasts!
Families!
Friends!

And most of all,
Christ, the Celebrant!
This is Christmas!

Daily Prompt: Enthusiasm

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Banned, To Be Free

Banned from betrayal, free in fidelity
Banned from bitterness, free to forgive
Banned from destruction, free to help
Banned from hatred, free to love
Banned from hoarding, free to give
Banned from lies, free to speak
Banned from murder, free to live
Banned from racism, free to embrace
Banned from rebellion, free to obey
Banned from ungodliness, free in Christ

This is the world we ought to live in,
This is the world we can live in,
If we make effort,
Starting from ourselves

Daily Prompt: Banned

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Music and Me

Other than writing, another hobby I enjoy so much is music. I love singing. Anywhere I am there has to be music. In my car, at home, on my phone, at work when alone. Countless karaoke sessions in the house and in my car has become one of my daily routines with my children as my audience. And if I love the song, I’ll have to google the lyrics and later watch the video on YouTube.

My sources of music includes my two favourite stations- Star 88.3 and Premier Praise on the Tunein Radio App; my countless CDs and most importantly my iTunes music library which currently contains 313 gospel songs and more yet to be downloaded on iTunes.

Top of the list on my favourite artists include TobyMac, Mandisa, Deitrick Haddon, Third Day, Don Moen, Jesus Culture, Casting Crowns, Sinach, Brandon Heath, Cece Winans, Keith Lancaster, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Mercy Me, Newsboys, Steve Green, Audio Adrenaline and a whole lot of others. Most of these I knew them through Star 88.3 christian radio station and I’ve been tremendously blessed and broken, uplifted and encouraged, healed and restored by their singing.

My love for music is also evident in my love for musicals. Some of the musicals I enjoyed watching include Little Shop of Horror, Singing in the Rain, Glee, Sister Act, Mama Mia, Les Misèrables, The King and I, Hair Spray, Grease, Lion King, Mary Poppins and so on. My all time favourite of all that I could watch non-stop and never get bored is Sound of Music. I’m in love with this film. It’s a timeless classic.

Why do I love to sing? Why do I love music?
I find music very enriching and inspirational when I’m down. It gives me that quiet place of solace and solitude where I completely bear the stirrings of my heart to God. Sometimes when I can’t find the right words to express myself, music complements that need. And of course, when I’m happy I express it well through singing and a bit of dancing. Music reconnects and unifies my heart with God, joy and peace flooding my heart like a river as I bask in His awesome Presence. And countless times, I’ve received God’s clear leading and direction through music. Music liberates and frees the soul to realms and heights yet unknown like an eager soaring higher and higher into the third heavens. Music is like a necessary food that intoxicates my soul.

I’ll end this with a song by Third Day, an amazing song about the love of God that is very dear to me. It’s titled Love Song. You can listen to it on YouTube here, I do hope it blesses your heart as it did to mine.

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It has never been done.
I’ve never climbed the highest mountain
But I walked the hill of calvary

Chorus:
Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away.

I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It can never be done
I’ve never swam the deepest ocean
But I walked upon the raging sea

Chorus:
Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away.

Bridge:
I know that you don’t understand the fullness of My love
How I died upon the cross for your sins
And I know that you don’t realise how much that I gave you
But I promise, I would do it all again.

Just to be with you, I’ve done everything
There’s no price I did not pay
Just to be with you, I gave everything
Yes, I gave my life away
Yes, I gave my life away

Daily prompt words: Sing, Countless