Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tested Sin?! Taste Salvation!

I Know What Sin Looks Like
AND
More Particularly
I Know Its Taste
AND
I Know
Through The Grace Of Christ's Faith
That It Is A Death That
- Summarily -
Will Be Replaced!

Let Me Tell You ...

For Me
It All Started
With A Lil' Some'ing Some'ing
Followed By A Tall Glass Of Gimme More
Topped Off With A Gateau
From Randy Andy
AND
Culminated With
Got To Spread The Spores!

Sin Is A Pool Side
Bed Side
Table Side
Service
Designed To Meet Eaters
In
AND
At
Every Desire
AND
That Desire
Never Ever Leans Toward
Get Less
For
It Is Stuck On The Gear ... Get More!

I Would Be Tired Always Wanting More!

You Speak Truth
BUT
Sin Is A Saddled War Horse
Opinionated
Cultured
Wild
Greedy
Beautiful And Deadly
BUT 
It Ever Acts Nice
Before It Does The Nasty
AND
Turns You
On To
AND
Into
Spiced Vice Full Of Lice!

You Are Making Me Itch!
Stop Talking About That!

I Can't!
I Must Speak The Truth
For Sin Would Have Completely
Wrecked Me
Were It Not For Dear Grace
Who Came 
AND
Stopped
Checked Me!

Mercy!

Mercy Was There
AND
So Was Love
Who Called Me
Calmed Me
AND
More Particularly
Caringly
Held Me ...!

Oh, What Love!

He Spoke!
I Listened!
I Blubbered!
We Cried
AND
He Left Me Holy Spirit Comforter
After Saying That
For Me
He Was Tried
He Had Bled
AND
Cruelly Died!

I Was Hurt
AND
I Was Sorry
For My Sin
AND
For Hurting Him!

I Was Hurt
Yet
I Was Made Happy
For His Hurt
Allows Me Repentance
So That
By Faithful Surrender
To Him
I May Into Holy Heaven
Through The Pearl Gates
- Right Gained -
Walk In!

Sin Calls One To Always Live In The Now
In All Ways
BUT
It Doesn't Last Forever
For
It Has No Root
In The Rock
- The Rock Of Salvation -
That Lasts Forever
AND
Ever!

I Had To Choose!
Salvation
OR
Sin!
Sinful Pleasure Now!
Damnation Later!
OR
Saintly Self-Denial Now!
AND
Everlasting Joy
With Christ The Lord
Later!

Which Did You Choose?!

I Chose To Believe
- Big Word Coming Up -
The Preponderance Of The Evidence
AND
When Sin And Salvation
Were In The Balances Laid
I Saw With My Own Gritty Eyes
Felt With My Own Creeped-Out Skin
Knew In My Own Scarred Hurting Heart
That I Had Been
By Satan And Raw Sin
Sucker-Punched
AND
Roundly Played!

I Had Nearly Died
BUT
On That Very Day
I
- Spiritually Edified -
Got Out Of The Bed With Sin
AND
Leaving Everything
- Better Called Nothing Worthwhile - Behind
I Had Answered The Knock At The Door
Of My Heart
AND
Eagerly Invited In The Beautiful Caller
AND
The Pest
- The Now-Unwanted Sin -
Had No Choice
BUT
From Me To Depart
 For He, Sodden
No Longer Thrilled My Heart!

I Prayed ...

Oh, Father
I Heard Your Voice
And
Moved By Your Spirit 
And
Finally Convinced 
Ready To Change
Truly Convicted
And
Actually Acknowledging My Need
And
Pain
Honestly See Myself

And
- Desiring Free Salvation
Which Can Only Come
From You, God Divine
The Only One True Faithful Kind - 
Invite You In!


Please Hold Me! 
Keep Me
Forever
Please Stay!

Please Make Me Clean!
 
I Don't Want 
My Homemade Bread Anymore!
Please Feed Me Yours
From Heaven's Stores!


Before You, Lord 
I Am Shamefaced Naked! 
Clothe Me In Your Righteousness 
For I Am Now Yours!


I Was Blind
But Your Eyesalve Gives Me Healing

So That I Can Clearly See Thee!
Bless You, Lord!


My Old Name Is Dirt O. Damnation
And
In Revulsion 
I Wittingly Willingly Lay It Down! 
Give Me Your Name, Lord! 
Your Love Lifts Me
And
I Desire To Wear Your Ownership! 
I Desire To Wear The Family Crown!



He Heard ... Me!
He Answered ... Me!
AND
In That Instant
New Life Began For ... Me!

That Is, Indeed
Amazing Grace!