Direction

Some of us are candles,
others more like rocks;
one lights up life’s moments,
the other more orthodox.

Light always defeats the darkness,
rocks can mark the way;
strike a match and darkness scatters,
a marked path can keep you safe.

The example Jesus left us
spend time with God alone,
He wants to share our moments
as we worship at His throne.

Jesus gave up heaven’s treasures
so we could treasure Him,
Satan tries to counterfeit ’em;
he’s pure evil outside and in;

his trinkets sabotage our thinking
pretending we’re happier than we are,
and our toys bring lasting pleasure
when in fact they never did.

Wishful thinking spawns illusions
meant to charm but only fool,
they come dressed up as blessings
but they’re curses, Satan’s tools.

Life’s a struggle, many battles
and we’re broken to begin,
damaged goods wanting importance,
so life’s answers aren’t found within.

It’s actually quite simple,
stop trying, turn to Him,
only He can truly save us,
born new creatures once again.

So give yourself to Jesus,
let Him do all the rest,
He promises to change us,
trust in Him He knows what’s best.

Can it really be that simple?
Yes it’s simple, but wasn’t cheap,
Jesus had to leave His Father
for His mission to complete;

Mankinds sins required atonement,
a blood payment was the price,
only blood from someone perfect,
could make that sacrifice;

Jesus came to earth to do it,
completely God and fully man
He obeyed God’s law completely,
was sacrificed, His Father’s plan.

Man’s sin problems taken care of
by Jesus on the cross;
but our wills and way of thinking
have to change, remove the dross.

Our troubles start in our computers,
they need to be retooled,
God’s Word the program needed,
our thinking hardwired the cure.

God spoke the world into existence,
His words pack quite a punch,
look at all His words created
fixing us won’t take that much.

The key is the agenda,
follow His or follow ours,
history proves that ours are broken,
only His are God empowered.

The choice is fairly simple,
trust in Him or trust in us,
see the answers in the trusting
and if He’s God who else to trust!

Mason Swinney

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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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