Thursday, January 24, 2008

Nevermind The Past

The past is gone and thrown away
My life getting moulded like wet clay
Pressing and pushing me
Trying to complete me and set me free
My past has been shown
My future hopefully not a clone
Never ending this student like act
Feeling and living life without slack
Leaving nothikng to chance or phase
So here is my life also a maze
Don't give up because of failure
Because in the past there is no Savior

Satan Oh, Satan

In full regards to Shell Silverstien's poem Homework Oh Homework Format

Satan, Oh Satan
I despise you, Your Bleak!
He who is Jesus is who I seek
I know in Jesus name you have no power over me
One drop of blood
Will cast you away
Satan, Oh Satan
In Jesus Name I cast you away

I rather seek His face
Then walk in the ways of this world
Never looking back
And seeing what I lack
Your temptations haunt me
Yet His grace I shall see
Why you Oh, Satan
Have tried to rule man

Satan, Oh Satan
At you I shake my fist
I know my own value
And you continually persist
Yet with Christ blood
I have been cleared
Satan, Oh Satan
I despise you, You cunning freak!

I Love You For You

You may have your faults
Yet so do I
I have bad days and so do you
But love is kind
and that is why
I love you for you

I may ramble on about nothing
And you may get on my nerves
Yet we are no where near perfect
And for this reason love is patient
And I love you for you

I may have more accomplishments
You may have more compliments
Yet we praise eachother always
And love does not envy
I love you for you

You may have more money
I may have more skill
But we work together
and love does not boast
I love you for you

You may stumble and fall
I may sometimes sin
Yet we help and encourage eachother
and love rejoices in the truth
and I love you for you

You may want a house on a lake
I may want a car that is sporty
We both share and pray for these
And love hopes in all things
I love you for you

You might need me at two in the morning
I might need to cry on your shoulder
We know we are there for eachother always
Love endures all things
I love you for you

One day you will be waiting for me
And that day we will surely meet
For we are always united as one
And love is always with us
This is why always
I love you for you

What Easter TRULY is....the sermon.

Easter is still something that I love and truly rejoice about and remember when I was younger taking part in many activities of easter egg hunts and wanting to see it come cause I knew that I was going to get money or something from my parents and others in my family. Yet as we get older like we all do there are many things that we come to realize. Like santa clause not being real and that really making us feel bad or that the tooth fairy is really your parents trading your tooth out for some money and hoping it hasn't been there for a long time. I can already see many of you looking at this and going, " ok what is your point? ". My point is this as much as we love to celebrate the holidays and know how much fun it is when once a year we are able to be happy just for a glimpse of a moment and that we want to take photographs and remember them forever....there is one thing that we all forget about when we find ourselves in " Fantasy Land ". The one thing that we forget is that there is a reason for Christmas and there is also a reason for Easter. Later I will touch on the reason for Chistmas and it will almost recipicate what I am saying for Easter just a different conotation or story line. Although I do promise you that the people will stay the same in both stories so please stay tuned for that one!!:)

Yet let us take a look at Easter for one moment. Bunnies and candy and eggs being decorated. Is this not what we as materialistic, idol worshipping people do? We see less and less the true meaning of Easter coming forth. Look at the way we are raising our kids...teaching them that it is fun to paint eggs...eagerly watching them look for eggs with money or candy in them. What is the notion behind this trickery?

Easter is a time for celebration yes and we do have that right but it is the time to celebrate our freedom if we are christians. It is because of Jesus Christ sacrifice on the cross and the blood that is spilt that is the REAL reason behind Easter. We never read Jesus gathering Easter eggs or you never hear of him talking about a easter bunny. Jesus was sacrificed and died so that we could be free and it is that freedom that is through him that we all have or can have and that is the reason we should be celebrating.

During Easter there is a time that we as christians are called to sacrifice something whether it be big or small until Easter Sunday and this is a fasting time to reflect on how Christ sacrificed so much more for us....his life. Easter can be a great time for all and yet we are a world of complainers and complicators and judgemental indivituals. Christ never said that it was going to be easy but look how much he did for us just so that we could have eternal life with him. There is nothing more sacrificial then sacrificing your own life for others. He got flogged in public was made fun of in public and then had to walk all the way to his execution with the very instrument that was going to be his " death bed "....a heavy wooden cross. In his whole trip to Galgotha Jesus only stumbled three times and that is a maricle in of it's self for how badly he was beaten and torn apart and on top of all that he has a crown of thorns implanted into his skull with blood running down his face and the sun beating down on his blood soaked half naked body.

I challange each of us whether we are christian or not to just think about this and just truly think about what we can do to just for one time a year go back and reflect what this humble, selfless, gentle and absolute loving son of God did for each of us. As he walked that painful, dark and lonesome path he had each of us on his mind and went through everything cause he wants to see each one of us again when we pass from this world and are looking at him face to face in heaven.

Whether you are christian or not my prayer and challenge is to look at this story more carefully this easter and really make it a true attempt to not try to understand the logic of Christ love but to embrace him and give your love and gratitude back to him in whatever way you see fit.

The simple fact to easter is this....Christ died so that we as sinful as we can be on our darkest day always can wake up knowing we can be welcomed into eternal life and loved forever.


Definition of a Holiday

Everlasting Provider
Alpha & Omega
Sinners Sacrifice
Thought Provoker
Endless Love Provider
Redeemer & Restorer

Christian Soldier

O' Lord as the enemy finds its way tonight

Let your truth be the strength that keeps me up right

And as they draw their weapons that have been formed from corruption

Let your integrity and righteous breastplate become their own destruction

And as this battle wages on and death is breathing a song of defeat

May the peace of your Good News be my ground for my steady standing feet

And as I proceed on and thoughts go through my head of memories past

May my deliverance in you be my crown of victory and know I will last

And as the enemy comes at me with all he has

Your mighty Sword guided by your Spirit, I swing and slaughter the mass

Monday, January 21, 2008

Never More By

As I lay one late night dreary
Thinking about myself being somewhat leary
There quietly laying inside, with a fire roaring
Listening to the rain from outside pouring
As I started to lose my focus
There was a emptyness, nothing to notice
Suddenly there was a tapping on my heart
I ask myself " Who is tapping this late and dark?"
I just ignored it and let it go as nothing
I continued to hear it and hoped their not bluffing
As I continued to do nothing it only got louder
I can feel with every minute my ego getting prouder
With a role of my eyes I went to see whats the matter
It must be a emergency with so much clatter
I get to the door and open it up
And these solemn eyes meet me like the eyes of a pup
A thin figure stands before me as I look
And in his right hand he is holding a big book
As I look at him there is a sheer light
Almost to the point of it being to bright
He gives me a look that makes me feel bare
Yet somehow I feel welcome and feel even near
Before even a word comes and he starts to speak
In his presence I feel so strong yet meak
He approaches me in a inviting way
And my heart becomes open and I want him to stay
He looks at me and all he has to say " Never More "
With those words all things flourish as I hit the floor
He continues to say " My child with me..."
And I look at him and think... could it be?
And he finishes " shall sin...never more."
As I hear those words I let them sink to the core
Once this is said the tears weld up in my eyes
As every thought I think reveals to be lies
I sink into his arms and weep like a baby
Fighting to believe thinking...yes...just maybe?
I am truly loved, not in this world alone
As I come to this realization I let out a groan
As I close the door and know he is here with me
I truly am able to feel complete and free
And as I sit down I think about what instore
Knowing it will be good because he is with me and I am alone
Never More