Out From The Miry Clay

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Out from the miry clay
Love drew me out
Out from the depths of sin
Grace plucked me out
Out from the darkness
Perfect light shined
Beauty beyond belief
Mercy beyond my mistakes
Out from the sludge
Life called me back
To life

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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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What’s The Total?

What’s the total summation of His faithfulness?
What’s the total estimation of His forgiveness?
Can you quantify His kindness?
Can you quantitate His goodness?
What is the total measure of His mercy?
What is the total gauge of His grace?
What is the total price of His love?

His faithfulness is timeless
His kindness is limitless
His goodness is endless
His mercy is relentless
His grace is matchless
His love is priceless

Lord, I bow in reverence

Daily Prompt: Total

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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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Alone… I Find You

Alone in the secret place under the shadow of Your wings
I find peace beyond understanding
Alone in the boundless depths of Your everlasting grace
I find mercy beyond belief
Alone in Your presence as the morning sun breaks through
I find untold treasures of joy

I am beloved of You, You are jealous for me
I am redeemed by You, You freed me for You
I was saved by You, You are a blessing to me

Alone in Your presence with my heart focused on You
I find strength, faith and love
Alone but not lonely
Alone and not afraid
Alone but not forsaken
Alone, but not despised

Alone in Your presence with my spirit united in You
Cocooned by You
I find You

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You Primp, You Pamper

You primp, you pamper
You doll up, you brush up,
You glitter in gold
You pose in rose,
Your gait with grace
You spend and smile,

But deep down inside,
You and I know the truth-

…You only love him for his money!
I would have loved him better than you could ever do!

Daily Prompt: Primp, Glitter

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Heaven’s Host Cheers On

Heaven’s hosts cheers on
Urging brothers to press on
To stand firm for good
Overcoming evil with good
In every wile of the enemy
Resisting every enemy

Grace is sufficient
Strength is promised
Triumph is certain
Victory is assured

Though your way be sorely winding
Worldly lights around you dazzling
Fear and doubt assail your heart
To give in now is not your part
This path of faith makes you stronger
The finish line not far from yonder
Listen now and hear their song-
Heaven’s hosts cheers you on