Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation.
John Jay - First US Supreme Court Chief Justice
Wednesday's Word: November 2014

Wednesday's Word

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Might Not

This is dedicated to the memory of my Grandmother, "Jose". She was such a 'seasoned' Christian with the sweetest disposition of anyone I knew. I used to ask her questions, and though I've "spruced it up a bit", I can imagine this being the kind of response she would give.

It might be because I choose not to curse
It might be because I memorize chapter and verse
It might be because I try to be nice
It might be because I try to think twice
It might be because I’m considerate and kind
It might be because I’m still looking to find
It might be that I treat the way I want to be treated
It might be realizing that "down" doesn’t mean "defeated"
It might be my positivity and looking up in hope
Even when times are terribly hard and I’m at the end of my rope
It might be my resolve and deciding to stand strong
or maybe because I’m quick to admit the times where I am wrong
Maybe because I pray a lot or my scheduled time for devotions
It might be because I know how to not get caught up in my emotions
It might be because I try to forgive, as I have been forgiven
It might be because when I thought I would die, God's plan was that I keep living
It might be because I’m an encourager
I’ll help you be your best
Or helping you not feel so alone
when life puts you to the test
It might be the time, expecting my blessings
I sat and patiently waited
And each day I grow, a little further I go
I have by no means yet "made it"
What’s really special about who I’ve become?
The list of possibilities is long
Sadly, I doubt that any of these are it,
they’re not lies, yet still, they are wrong

So here I stand with His Word in my hand,
willing to tell all who will hear it,
not by power, nor any of those “mights”,
but only by His Spirit.

Here's The Word;

Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

So as you see people working out their salvation,
don't think that they're something more.
It took God's Spirit to move on them first,
and these things came after, not before.

In Him,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jesus Is My Reason

The older my eyes, the more I realize
how fast this life is fleeting.
And the direction I choose, I surely can’t lose
Jesus is my reason.

I don’t deny science’s empirical “truth”
but to buy into their facts to completion,
would also take faith, yet still end in waste.
Jesus’ Truth is my reason.

I used to “go for mine”. Yes, time after time
I sought whatever was pleasing
Now, each choice I make, no matter the stakes
Centers on Jesus, my reason.

He’s not my co-pilot or right-hand man
I only want to go where He’s leading
I dare not think this some sort of “partnership”
Jesus is solely my reason.

People may judge, or even call me judgmental
I assure you, it’s not always easy
but most folk you know will just go with the flow
I can’t. Jesus is my reason.

Don’t take this as random, for I never abandon
My purpose to serve in my season
I’ll show you what’s right, and point you to Christ
Jesus is truly my reason.

I’m grateful for blessings and the good things in life
Still I realize that all of this is leaving
And only what’s done for Christ will last
Sold out to Jesus, my reason.

I am crucified with Him, now He lives in me
He’s all that I’m believing.
The life I now live is by faith in Him
He gave me Himself as The Reason.

Even when I selfishly forsake My Lord
and commit sinful acts of treason
Tho broken and bent, I turn and repent
He becomes even more, my reason.

Here's The Word:

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

In Him,