Monday, October 29, 2012

Tired the Worm

crafted canyon's so deep
sculpted alps at your feet
why won't you move
why won't you speak

marrow and soul
sinew and bone
where is the mercy that
flows from your throne

weary of days
born for defeat
why won't you move
why won't you speak

broken broken
crippled and lame
isn't this why
you humbled and came

herald the news
echo, repeat
why won't you move
why won't you speak

tired the worm
from unanswered prayer
lifeless and limp
in the dirt of despair

we wait for you now
a miracle to meet
why won't you move
why won't you speak?
            L. Paddock

Dominion and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the weights of heaven...Upon whom does his light not rise?  If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes, how much less man, who is but a maggot--a son of man, who is only a worm!"
Job 25:6

Though he slay me, yet I will praise him.  
Job 13:15

For the Lord does speak, now one way, now another--
though man may not perceive it.
Job 33:14

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Gate

Photo by Beth York Bonham

The Covenant.
The very gate of  heaven.
"Blessed is the man who truly knows God as his covenant God...To many a man , who has never thought much of  "The Covenant";  a true and living faith in it would mean the transformation of his whole life.*


The New Testament word for covenant is diatheke, it means a contract, or will. Did you ever think of taking out a "will" with God?  He has provided one for you, you know. It's the gift of eternal life though  belief  in Jesus and his sinless sacrificial death on the cross for you.
A covenant is defined as a pact or agreement between two or more parties.  It is not something to be taken lightly. It is binding. Scriptures account of the covenant of salvation is eternal.
What does this covenant look like? 
...declare this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in his ways...
...confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved.

"I am THE GATE; whoever enters through me will be saved."  John 10:9

Did you confess your sins? Believe Jesus to be who he says he is? Sign the "covenant" with faith?


Because you are now a new creation in Christ and hold an irrevocable contract in your soul.

*Andrew Murray
The Two Covenants

Deuteronomy 26:17   
Romans 10:9-10
2 Corinthians 5:17

Monday, October 8, 2012

Faithful. Forever.

My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress,
                                                        I will never be shaken.
                                                                  Ps. 62:1-2


I am yours.                                                                                         Isaiah 43:1

You hold my right hand.                                                                       Isaiah 42:6

You promise to be with me always.                                                       Matthew 28:20

You will be with me in trouble.                                                              Psalm 91:15

You will contend with my contenders.                                                   Isaiah 49:25

No weapon formed against me will prevail.                                            Isaiah 54:17

You pray and intercede for me.                                                            John 17  

You have a plan for my life.                                                                 Jeremiah 29:11           

The number of my days are determined.                                               Job 14:5   

You go before me.                                                             Is. 45:2   Ex. 13:21    Deut. 1:30

Your glory is behind me.                                                                       Isaiah 58:8

Your banner over me is love.                                                                 song of songs 2:4

You broaden the path under me.                                                            Psalm 18:36

My sins are as far from me as the east is to the west.                             Psalm 103:12

You remember my frame.      (a sinner yet still cherished)                        Psalm 103:14  

You are my fortress and hiding place.                                                     Psalm 91:2

You will never forget me.                                                                       Isaiah 44:21

You ransom me unharmed from the battle waged against me.                   Psalm 55:18

Greater are you than he that is in the world.                                             1 John 4:4

You will never leave me or forsake me.                                                   Hebrews13:5

You never slumber or sleep and watch over me always.                           Psalm 121:3-4

Psalm 100:5

I thank you that nothing is too hard for you....jeremiah32:17
Great are your purposes and mighty your deeds...Jeremiah 32:19
What you have planned, that will you do...Isaiah 46:11
No plan of yours can be thwarted...Job 42:2

                                                          Amen.  and    Selah.