Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Looking Back ...!

Sin Tried To Kill Me!
I Cried Out In Despair
AND
Salvation Intervened
AND
Love Aka Life
Poured Out
Grace And Mercy
AND
Made Me Alive!

Jesus Christ Saved Me!

I Had To Take Medication!
It Was The Bitter Pill!
It Drew Out The Offal In My Life
AND
Confession
AND
Repentance
I Did Spill!

I Had Walked Right
In My Own Sight!
For Correction
I Gave Neither A Ripe
Nor
A Green Fig!
I Lived For The Dance!
The Party!
The Prance!
AND
If You'd Looked Closely
You Would've Seen Me
Doing The Jig!

That's An Old Word ...!!

... And It Suitably Describes 
My Old Life!
I Did The Hop
The Skip
AND
The Jump
AND
I Did The Bossa Nova
AND
I Energetically Shook My Rump
AND
I Ignored
Family
Friends
AND
Dear Faith
AND
As For The Lord Christ
If I Had Been A Smoking Person Then
I Would Have Blown Smoke Right In "His Face!"

Goodness!?!

You May As Well Say
"Gracious!"
For That Is What Christ Is
For
When My Fun-Bubble Broke
He Did Not Leave Me
On The Disbursed Rubber
To Choke!

Lord, Have Mercy!

Oh, Yes!
God Did Have Mercy
In The Person Of
The Lord Christ
Who
In Love
AND
With Great Compassion
Disclosed
The Way I Was Walking
AND
Revealed
The Working Of Sin
That Satanic Device!

Only Jesus ...!

... Only Jesus
Could Save Me From Self ...!

... That False God!

Only Jesus Could Save Me
From Receiving
My Share In The Devil's Reward
For
I Was Bent On Destruction!
I Was In Self-Destruct Mode!
I Was Moving Full Speed Ahead
I Was Heading For
The Mother Lode
Condemnation
Damnation
Lake Of Fire
Eternal Separation
From GOD ...!

But ... GOD?!

But, God
Placed
Before My Very Face
Answers
To Questions
I Wouldn't Articulate!

Don't You Mean Couldn't?!

No, I Don't!
If I Had Asked "The Questions!"
I Would Have Had To Stop
Playing
With The Devil
But, Man
That Party Was Hip!
That Party Was A Hit!
That Party Is Hot!

There I Was Spinning Like A Top!

Oh, My!

Oh, My Life Was In Toilet!
I Was In The Personal Stall!
I Was Handling My Business
AND
I Was Brooking No Intervention
At All
Until
The Results Wouldn't Flush
AND
The Engineer Of Life
Came In
AND
I Had To Regurgitate
The Refuse Of My Life!

Believe Me
When I Tell You That
My Head
My Heart
My Hands
Even My Heels
By Then
Were Seriously Hurting
BUT
The Engineer
Was Not Unkind!

He Offered Me Hope!

He Said I Was Amongst
The Blessed
That My Cup Had Not Overflowed
Else
When I Flushed
I
AND

My Mess
Would Have Gone Down
Into The Pool Called Cess!

Dear Lord!!

The Dear Lord
Who Is The Father
Of My Kind
Forgave Me Of My Seriously Foolish
AND
Grossly Complacent Ways!
He Reclothed Me
In My Rightful Mind
AND
I
- Now In His Service -
A Purer Life Did Find
AND
In His Presence
I Offer Deep Praise!

Gloryyy!

Glory Be
To The Father
And To The Son
And To The Holy Ghost
Which Spirit
Fell Upon Me!

I Am Satisfied With Jesus!
I Have Little
BUT, GOD!Is In It!

I Recognize
That There Was One
Who Was Willing
To Die
In MY Stead
So That I
So Unworthy
Might Live ...!

... Nailed To The Cross!

My Sins Are Nailed
To His Cross
AND
He Fills Me Now!

I've Got Joy!
I've Got Peace!
I've Got My Jesus
Since From Sinning
I've Been Released
For Jesus Came Into My Heart!

I Trust Him
For
He Throws Out ...

... THE LIFE LINE!

Amen, Amen, Amen!!


Be Still My Soul
The Lord Is On Your Side!