A Precious Sacrifice

You were hurt so much by the sins of man
But instead of punishment you had a different plan
Because of your love so infinite and great
You carried the shame with all the weight
As the Father you gave your most precious Son
We became forgiven when the sacrifice was done
You took all the lashes, the scrapes, and the pain
You bled for a world that was not sane
You came unto Earth from heaven above
You were blameless yet you took all the shame for love
There is proof that you are God because you rose from the grave
It is written that you are mighty to save
It brings me to my knees to know you did this all
For us foolish humans who were bound to fall
Lost and confused, we had no real direction
We are nothing compared to your holy perfection
But you changed that all when you opened up our eyes
You made everything clear from the devil’s disguise
You gave us real life and guided us through
And now we’re set free by our faith in you
And I want to thank you for all that you’ve done
Thank you Abba Father, Holy Spirit, and Son

You are like the waves
That ebb along the shore
The water hits the sandy promenades
And recedes to the ocean floor

You are as unpredictable
As the currents that flow
Dictated by the moon’s gravity
Your next moves are never known

As distant as the tide
As mysterious as the moon
Who could read your mind?
Gone by break of day and afternoon
The dark of nightfall descends
The high tides roll in again
Where are you, mysterious friend?

You are like the waves
That ebb along the shore
The water hits the sandy promenades
And recedes to the ocean floor

Blue

Blue
As deep as the color of the ocean
Blue
As radiant as the daylight sky
Blue
As the fiercest and hottest flame
Blue
As the bluebells scattered in a field of green
Blue
There is no other hue to describe how I am
Blue
It is all calming, beautiful, and sorrowful at once

Come Home

Lay your weary head
On the nail pierced hands
In the presence of Christ
There is no longer shame
Take a deep breathe
If it must be a sigh
Let it out
All your tears
And your pain
There is no need to hide
The Lord is with you
Though you cannot see Him
And in times when you can’t feel Him
He is with you
Child, come home
Come home now
And run into the arms
Of the One who missed you
So much
And in dear love
He lived the gospel for you
So you could be free
So be free in Him
There is no need to wait
There is no death in the grave
Come home, dear child
You’ve been running astray far too long
Come home, run into and rest in His arms
Don’t wait, don’t run away
Come home, dear friend
There is no sweeter place than home
Our God is our home

No longer a slave to fear

God gave courage to a timid person like me. 

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭

I was given the opportunity to read scripture in my class today. Mind you, this is a public college campus. QC Cru evangelized on campus today, so we went out in pairs. I was scared to approach the first person, but once we started talking, God broke the ice for us. The girl shared painful experiences in her life and God opened the door in that moment. I shared the same exact experiences as her and we were able to empathize together. That was no coincidence. 

God broke my shell and walls. God broke my barriers. He is going to do so much more than I can fathom and anticipate. 

Repentance

“But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:12-14 

Repentance. We all desperately need it. I know, I need it. It hurts to be far from God. It hurts to hurt Him. I’m surrendering my broken pieces to Jesus. Please God, take it all. Today’s sermon at church spoke to me. My daily bible plan spoke to me. The message was loud and clear: repent. Turn away from my ugly, sinful ways. Surrender everything to God. His laws and His holy Word is beautiful. God is beautiful. 

My prayer: Help me, everyday, Lord. All my anxiety, my worries, my depression, my sins, take it all. You are still bigger than all the fears and demons in my life. You are even bigger than my weaknesses. May Your will be done in my life on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name, amen.