Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Bits from Psalm 19

Just read Psalm 19 in The a Message, what a great way to start a day:

(Psalm 19:7-9, 11-14 MSG)

The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. 
The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. 
The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. 
The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. 

God ’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. 

The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree and there’s more: 
God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. 
Otherwise how will we find our way? 
Or know when we play the fool? 
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! 
Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, Rock, God. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Final cry of the prodigal

Darkness trails after me
like a shadow
stalking my every turn
inwardly, trudging through life
though to all the world I dance

Soul weighed down 
by selfish obsession
that too easily masqueraded
as obedient devotion

A man, less purpose
with a heart, less love
a soul, less substance
and a life, less God

The prodigal ....
who just kept on walking
away from the Father,
farther and farther
into the depths of despair
never turning round

And now,
it's not hard 
to understand
how someone so shallow
could just drift effortlessly,
into a distant land

But with one 

Father, are you there?

And quiet as the breeze 
came His reply

Yes, take my hand
Let's walk together
My long found friend