Poets & Preachers: Eternal Life


We are not Made for Holes in the Ground  

 

We are not made for holes in the ground

Not destined for earthen beds

We are not made to rest in the clay

Not numbered with the dead

 

We are made to live

We are made to last

We are made to praise

Forever and ever

 

We are not made for corruption

Not made to fade away

We are not marked for destruction

To languish in the grave

 

We are made to thrive

We are made to shine

We are made to sing

Forever and ever

 

We are made for glory above

To live among the saints

We are made to sing and dance

Before our God and Father

 

We are made for Him

We are made for love

We are made for joy

Forever and ever.

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Poets & Preachers


I have the opportunity to attend an amazing conference through The Stirring Church in Redding, California called Poets & Preachers.  The focus is to help people find the voice God created in them to speak His truth in the world where they are at and wherever He sends them.  In looking forward to this conference, which begins in just an hour, I was reminded of some poetry I posted previously through this blog.  Here it is again and I hope to add new creations through the course of the conference or soon after.

 

The first poem, Paint On Us, is anchored in the idea that true transformation and renewal has to be done by God and it requires our obedience and submission to be accomplished.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

Paint on Us

We are the canvasses

You are the artist

But we keep trying

To take the brush from Your hand

 

We have come with nothing

You give us fullness

Why is it so hard

To be still where You need us to stand

 

Paint on us

Brush us with Your love and grace

Paint on us

While we stand in this Holy place

Cover us with the image of Your Son

Color us until Your will is done

 

Empty us of everything

Then fill us with the truth

Lead us to the rest

That stills our hearts for Your work

 

Create us in Your image

Holy Spirit, make us new

Pictures of God’s grace

On display for all the world

 

Paint on us

Brush us with Your love and grace

Paint on us

While we stand in this Holy place

Cover us with the image of Your Son

Color us until Your will is done

Cure


Your Word is the medicine for my malady
It is the cure for the pestilence of my past.
Your truth lights the darkness of my heart
Filling me with a love that will last.

 

You are the cure
The healer of my soul
You make me pure
Refined like gold
Remove my impurity
Restore my infirmity
Redeem my destiny
Make me pure

 

Your Will is the motive for my mission
It is the way to vanquish all that’s vain.
Your strength heals the weakness of my heart
Filling me with courage once again

 

You are the cure
The healer of my heart
You make me pure
A brand new start
Reclaim my affection
Sustain my direction
Reframe my attention
Make me pure

 

Your Way is the method to my movement
It is the path to holiness and heaven
Your Son walks with us lest we stray
And gives us something to believe in

 

You are the cure
The healer of our souls
You make us pure
Refined like gold
Remove our impurities
Restore our infirmities
Redeem our destinies
Make us pure