Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Deeper Well

"If a person is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  If a person believes in me, rivers of living water will flow out from his heart."

From Andrew Peterson's song "Little Boy Heart Alive":
"Feel the beat of a distant thunder
It’s the sound of an ancient song
This is the Kingdom calling
Come now and tread the dawn

Come to the father
Come to the deeper well
Drink of the water
And come to live a tale to tell

Pages are turning now
This is abundant life
The joy in the journey
Is enough to make a grown man cry
With a little boy heart alive
Take a ride on the mighty lion
Take a hold of the golden mane
This is the love of Jesus
So good but it is not tame"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


         This evening I took a walk around my neighborhood.  I was listening to this album and thinking about freedom and forgiveness.  There was something on my mind that I needed to let go of.   The feeling of freedom is amazing!  No matter what I've done, how I've failed- I am forgiven.  I don't need to wallow in sins that have been paid for by the death of Jesus.  I am FREE!
        Free means that I can pursue Jesus with all of my heart, soul, strength, and time.  Free means that my heart has been transferred to a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  Free means that sin lies DEAD, and with Christ sin can be defeated and destroyed.
"For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." 
~Galatians 5:13
        Now the hard part- actually doing it.  Not just talking and thinking about reading my Bible, but actually reading it.  Not just planning to pray, but praying.  Spending time with good books and investing in my family.  Confessing sin.  Holding my tongue.  Not defaulting to the Internet when I have free time.  Choosing to be grateful rather than grumble.  Choosing God.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Poetry: He Is Near

"He Is Near"
October 28, 2008

The sun will set
The clouds roll in
The darkness will engulf us

Yet he is near
He sticks close
His light will dwell inside us

The valley is dark
The road much narrow
The trials hard to bear

Yet he is help
He guides our steps
He will sanctify us