Fully loaded

Lifting my sights to higher ground
Taking captive every thought
Not stooping down to a depraved mind
Loving God with my whole mind
Having the mind of Christ
His thoughts inside my head
His life in me
As He was on earth
So He is through me
His kingdom come
Here now
As it is in heaven
Here now
Transformed
Renewed
Holy
Separated in this world
Which continually draws blanks
Armed and dangerous
Fully loaded
Hitting the mark
With the power of God
His word
A two edged sword
In my hand

Rested Warrior

Still your head warrior
Lay down to rest
Quietly sit
Take in deep breaths
Of tranquil trees
Set your gaze
Upon evergreen leaves
Let them soothe
Your weary soul
As waves of peace
Roll over you
Crystal calm
With gentle healing touch
Grow strong
For the day will come
When you will rise
To fight once more

Twenty Nine Years

This well worn glove
Smooth and aged
I’m drawn to its beauty
Seen it weather the storms
All the home runs and strike outs
Watched it fall to the ground
Then raised once more
With deep lines filled with oil
There’s no other fit that can match
I remember the first day
So beautiful and pristine
Like children we played
Now through all the years
It has grown to become
The most faithful of all
My most treasured friend
The game is still on
The match to be won
No words can describe
The honour
The pleasure
Such joy deep inside
Knowing
That you and I
Still fit like a glove

Everyday

Everyday
Your mercies are new
Awaiting all
Who turn toward You
Great advocate High Priest
You are
So close to those
Both near and far
Every cry from the depth of my heart
You hear
Every step I take
Out of holy fear
Lead me on and up
To higher ground
May my heart always
In You be found

Captive thoughts

Too often the lawyer
Rises inside my head
Serving out summonses
Arguing every case
Fictitious pleas
That fall on deaf ears
Ego at the centre
Edging God Out
When all I should do
Is fall to my knees
As iron sharpens iron
Faithful are the wounds of a friend
I must bring every thought captive
To Christ who is my head

Treasured faith

Jesus
You roar from heaven
You don’t shout
Your gentle whisper
Calms the fiercest storm
Moves the highest mountain
Into the deepest sea
Your sea of love
Is unending
Ever increasing
Always moving
Upon my heart
Taking me through
Raging storms
Wave after wave
Pounding
Then exhilarating
Through the lulls and doldrums
Ever moving
Washing
Flooding
Filling me
With life
Abundant
As You promised