Tag: Christianity

Ten, Nine, Eight…

Ten leave on an aeroplane,
But only nine will return.
I’ve done this before,
But still my heart burns.

There used to be nine of them,
Now there are eight,
In two months I’ll only have seven,
But I must have faith.

Eight different voices
Created cacophony each day,
But I no longer need silence
If only she could stay.

Eight hands to wash the dishes,
Eight hands to sweep the floor,
Eight mouths that bicker and argue,
As they do each chore.

From nine to seven,
What a world of a difference,
There will be shuffling and adjusting,
That she too will experience

When we leave,
It will be from ten to her lonesome,
There will be silence and tears
And homesickness comes like explosions.

Only nine will jet back off an aeroplane
And then we’ll be a time zone apart.
She won’t even come home for the summer,
And that breaks my heart.

It is no easy feat
Letting go of your child,
To release your young
Into the wild.

But it is time for her to grow up
And it is time to get grown,
Time for her to start reaping
What we’ve long ago sown.

To use her knowledge, skills,
Talents, and calling for God’s glory
Time for her to end this chapter
And be part of a bigger story.

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Pointless Christianity 

Jesus in my bio
Jesus in my pinned tweet
Jesus on my header
Jesus – my next retweet
Jesus on my t-shirt
Jesus in my chant
Jesus on my profile
Jesus on my hat
Jesus everywhere convenient,
But Jesus in my daily life?
Don’t got time for that.
“I am not ashamed of Jesus”
“I am not ashamed to declare His name”
“I stand before my God;
“I stand before Him unashamed”
“I am not ashamed of Jesus!”

But did you ever consider Jesus
being ashamed of you?

Surrender

Take away a man’s money, clothes, and name
And all he has left is his word.

Believer, it is time to listen
To the songs you sing
To the verses you read
And the notes you take

It is time to  listen
To the things the deaf
Can clearly hear

Believer, it is time to apply
The songs you’ve sung
The verses you’ve read
And notes you’ve taken

Believer, it is time to stop
Thinking and planning.
Wondering and questioning

Believer, it is time to
Redeem the time
Because the days are evil

Believer, if you “have decided
To follow Jesus,
No turning back,
no turning back”

Then it is time to
Follow Jesus
No turning back,
No turning back

Believer, I know it is hard
To have no knowledge
To have no control
Over what is to come

But, believer, whether you
Surrender or not
You have no knowledge
You have no control

Believer, it is better
that you come to accept this now
Than be stuck in a rut
and wonder “how?”

This all came to be
how you could not see
That the path “so easy”
Was not the path of the free.

Believer, it is time
To live by letting go,
Letting go of it all
Completely

You give Him your problems
But not your plans;
Why can’t you trust
Everything in His hands?

Believer, please listen,
Trust, and obey
For there really isn’t
Any other way