Certain faith

Every day Your Grace finds me

Fits perfectly into the shape of my heart

So we can beat as one

Living life to the full 

As You promised

Tasting freedom that’s bound in love

And truth that’s straight as a die

There’s no gamble with You

Certain faith has shown me

You keep Your word

Doing all You say You will do

God is good

Should I ever win an argument against God

I would be lost in despair

Outside hope

Beyond Fort Knox

His wisdom sets me free

From my own prison

Where my arguments 

Are laid before

The revelation of His infinite character

Knowing

God is sovereign 

God is good

Unshakable faith 

O God

You are my foundation stone

I have no other

You are in the breath I take

I breathe no other

You are in the step I take

There is no other

You are the thought I have

There is none higher

To believe that You exist 

And to know

You reward me

As I seek You

Are the two certain unshakable realities

Upon which my faith rests

Divine dance

He draws me in 

Woos me into His divine dance

Little by little I relinquish control

First fearful and unsettling

Step by step

Slowly I become more confident and secure

Spinning

Then whirling with elated emotion

Around and around we go

The music plays to the tune of the Master’s call

It’s the sound of divine romance

Where deep calls to deep

Held  

Holding onto in perfect union

Our eyes meet in a moment of perfection

The closest I get to heaven on earth

Till the next dance

Eternal hope

When I look around

I see this old world

Falling apart at the seams

The threads are loosely bound

And easily broken

Like an old garment faded and torn

Soon to be cast aside 

Lost to decay

Though these words are overpowering

And deafening to my soul

Hope rises from deep within

As a strand I’m coiled around

This cord is not easily broken

Like the cord that once fed me in my mother’s womb 

This cord of God I’m bound to

The strongest knot of all

Anchors me to His inseparable love 

That gives me a future and a hope

Faith

Your life of faith gets forced into the open to show your true colours, through many kinds of trials.Don’t try and run and hide from them. They are there for your good. They grow you up in the truest sense, helping you to plant your feet more solidly, in order for you to take bigger steps, so that your legs are stronger and your stamina increases, sustaining you for each part of the course so whatever is deficient can be eliminated from your race.

Don’t be double minded keeping your options open, blown here and there by every wind of opportunity. Stick to what is true. Close to the one who is able to transform you more and more into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Beauty for ashes

At the end of the rope

Where time pauses

For the longest twenty four seven

Frames pass by in slow motion

My breath held in my Redeemer’s hand

Gasping long enough I see

Within each frame

You are there

Standing tall 

Gracing my clouded view

Obscured

Unfocused

Dim

You shine through

Moving in me

To see perfect light

Clear

Untainted

Crystal sharp

Clean lines

Colours and depth

Magnitude and awe

Each frame begins to brighten

With beauty that outshines the sun

Glory that never fades

And love that never ceases