BEAUTIFUL EXCHANGE

You take my broken halleluyahs.

And all my faithless amens.

You collect my desperate tears.

And all my consuming guilt.

 

 

In return, my praise is mended,

As in humble surrender and exchange I bend,

Only to rise singing songs of deliverance,

The shackles are off my feet so I can dance.

And all my burdens I have cast

On the only friend I have found to be faithful,

Who will all my sorrows share.

Because He knows my every weakness,

I took it to my Lord in prayer.

Just as He prayed to the Father for my forgiveness when every sin on Him was laid.

With His final declaration of ‘IT IS FINISHED’, this gift of love and righteousness slipped into my possession.

In a momentary fashion, damnation was exchanged for salvation.

Now I am His and He is mine.

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand as all my guilt is erased.

 

 

Jesus You are

My High Priest and Burden Bearer.

A friend through it all.

Sweet Jesus, You are

The satisfaction to my desperation.

 

 

 

 

© O.M

TROPISM

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
JOHN 8:12

There is the assurance of eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. There is the assurance that the Light of the World will shine His light and dispel every darkness in our world. His light will reach to us in whatever ‘dark’ place we may find ourselves. In spite of how thick the darkness may be, His light will guide us back to Him. Whatever is blocking our view of Him is torn and leveled in His name. Choose to follow the True Light, keep following Him and grow in your understanding of and relation with Christ as Light. As the Light of the World. Remind yourself of this often.
May He light up your world!

It is dark.

I can barely see but I must keep going.

I’ve got an entire journey ahead of me with no knowledge of my bearing.

Yet I must keep going.

It is dark.

I can barely see but this is the cost of growing.

 

 

Growing and learning to trust that the Light isn’t unaware of this darkness.

Growing and learning to trust that the Light won’t leave me in this darkness.

Growing and learning to trust that the Light sees me struggling to shake off this darkness.

Growing and learning to trust that the Light will shine and illuminate this darkness.

 

 

In the meanwhile, it is still dark.

I can feel the darkness jeer as I stumble and fall.

All in the name of finding my way.

When will it be day?

I didn’t bring myself here

So, guiding Light where have You gone?

‘Daughter you are not alone.’

I know but it is so quiet in this darkness.

I can feel You but I turn and turn aimlessly,

I still cannot take hold of You.

I want to sit yet I find my feet moving as I crawl just to keep going.

With every forward movement I plead, speak hope to me once again.

Only to have pain and unbelief drag me back.

It is war and my opponent has the darkness as a shield.

This is unfamiliar territory, an unlevelled playing field.

Still I am not dissuaded as I rise again.

It is dark.

I can barely see but I must keep going.

 

 

I must keep growing.

Even on the days when I grow from barely seeing to not seeing

Because tears of disappointment cloud my flight

Because I am troubled by turbulent fright.

Light shine! Light so bright

Give me sight!

I am reminded of my call to walk by faith and not by sight,

Oh, how it is not by my might.

So keep walking despite.

Your Potter knows how to make it right.
 

 

Light of my World I need You.

Please step in and robe me with Your light, cause this darkness to hide.

Help me hold steadfastly to Your word that is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Light of the World, we need You.

Restore peace, hope and joy to this ailing world.

Battle the darkness on our behalf and help us see You for who You truly are.

You have done it before.

I believe I’ll see You do it again.

 

 

Light of my World I need You.

Like a growing plant needs light to survive and grow,

I need You.

In this growth process you’ve brought me to, I need You.

Light of the world, please shine again.

 

 

© O.M

 

Enjoy one of my favourite songs. I hope it makes it to your list.

I AM

In my last post, I introduced ‘The P.O.J Series’ with the first piece titled ‘When Mercy Found Me’and I promised to tell what this series stands for. It stands for the PERSON OF JESUS (POJ) and through this writing challenge, we would be learning about the different attributes of Jesus that make Him the person that He is. The purpose of this series is to reflect in my writing this person of Jesus as I learn of Him with hopes that we’re all edified and enlightened. You are welcome on this journey/writing challenge with me. Stick around and keep an open mind 🙂

In continuation of The P.O.J Series, I was going to write on the person of Jesus as grace. However, this particular piece was strongly impressed on my heart instead. For what reason? Well, I needed to be reminded of Jesus as my intercessor and I hope that you are too. To that person that specifically needed this reminder, I pray this stirs up your heart and pushes you to adequately respond to the truth and reality of Jesus as your intercessor. Be encouraged and remain in awe of Him 🙂

I died as the man named Jesus interceding for you.

Now I live as the glorified King named Jesus seated at the right hand of the Father still interceding for you.

Does that truth not comfort you?

That I conquered death not to take a break in Heaven but to show you the love I have for you.

Does that truth not dumbfound you?

 

 

Oh well here comes your accuser,

Ready to do his job just like with Job.

Pointing out your flaws and failings, he makes a convincing case.

Right before his closing statement, I intervene with shouts of mercy,

Advancing your defense by reminding the court of my finished work on the cross

As my blood crosses out your wrongs which makes the devil cross.

So, you offer a Merci, seating once again with boldness as I assume my mercy seat.

 

 

I plead on your behalf even when you are quiet.

Does this not bring you to your knees?

Advocating in your favor as your Saviour.

So when you come before the Father, He sees you but He hears me.

Oh, the privilege you enjoy having the Son whom the Father loves dearly pray for you.

Oh, the privilege of having the name through which whatever you ask cannot be denied you.

Oh, the privilege of having a High Priest who sympathizes with your weakness fend for you.

I am Jesus, your perfect Intercessor!

 

 

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men.

I am, the person of Jesus Christ,

Not your priests, angels, pope or any woman named Mary.

There is no other intermediary capable of mediating the better covenant,

Than the holy, undefiled, perfected and everlasting One who made a way for you to be redeemed unto the Father.

I am Jesus.

Intercessor Advocate Mediator.

© O.M

HEBREWS 7:25

Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
1 TIMOTHY 2:5

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
ROMANS 8:34

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God. who also makes intercession for us.

WHEN MERCY FOUND ME

Hey, I am starting a series on some key ‘principles’ (I do not know what else to call them) of Christianity going into the new year.
WHOOOP WHOOOP!
Something new and a great writing challenge for me.
I’ll title it ‘ THE P.O.J SERIES’, yes you will find out eventually what P.O.J stands for but wait till the new year.
I AM BEYOND EXCITED TO SEE HOW THINGS UNFOLD.
So stick around and keep an open mind.

P.S: This is the first of the sequence.

Mercy found me on my knees
Begging with endless pleas,
‘Please, my King,
Unto You my lowly self I bring!’
Over and over, this was my heart’s sorrowful song
Sung unto my Lord, Mighty and Strong.
When Mercy found me.

When Mercy found me,
I could not breathe.
For my glorified temple of sin came crumbling down and there I was beneath.
Undeserving of rescue but Mercy said ‘no!’
So I presented my scarlet-stained records yet Mercy said ‘even though’,
Pointing me to the blood-stained cross
That built a bridge to the Father and carried me across.

When Mercy found me,
He came in the company of grace and love
So that when I was too tired to utter a prayer to God above,
Mercy interceded for me and grace empowered.
Even when I could not hold love for my tainted hands were cowards,
Mercy so tender washed me clean,
Please get what I mean.

When Mercy found me,
In the alley of unworthiness, badly beaten up by the bully called condemnation
He offered absolution and reconciliation.
Took my stripes on His back, stricken and afflicted
So this very girl could never be restricted.
Where awful judgment should have been my conclusion,
You made everlasting life my portion.

When Mercy found me,
He towered over me, my Solid Cover.
‘My Loving Preserver
Take my corrupted words
Give me Yours which is sharper than all two-edged swords.’
Where grace was once frustrated,
Mercy invades where sin once separated.

When Mercy found me,
He roared courage and made me bold.
Took my broken pieces and made me into this masterpiece mold
Mercy so great I could never run from Him.
Mercy so everlasting I could never exhaust Him.
For the Lord is good
And His mercy endures forever, just as He would.

                                                        ©  O.M

Psalm 116:1-9

 I love the Lord, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

The pains of death surrounded me,
And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow.
Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
I will walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.here