Sunday, September 11, 2016

I Know a Girl

"For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves." Colossians 1:13

I know a girl who is rough around the edges
Who talks a tough game,
 whose past is in the dredges. 

Trust was burnt away while it was still a seedling 
What was normal to her would leave you barely breathing.
If you could take a peer at what she's been through, 
You'd congratulate her for her sanity and for remaining hopeful too.

She tells her story with eyes that won't meet mine, 
Revealing things she's never told a soul, 
On the outside she seems to be just fine, 
But her heart down under fights to be uncold. 

She's heard that Jesus can heal the broken-hearted.
He's helping her with her question: "Why me?"
Friend, I think the devil's being out-smarted! 
That serpent's foiled again by Calvary! 

He intended to destroy her at a very young age, 
By abuse, violence, and brushes with death.
Hear the keys of heaven turn in hell's cage!
Gasp at Christ's wooing, take an awestruck breath! 

Now, I know a girl who's trading her chains
For the crown of beauty Christ offers.
Pray she basks in the beauty of no more sin stains
As a joint-heiress to Heaven's rich coffers! 

Monday, September 5, 2016

When God Whistles

I was reading Isaiah 5  and saw in verse 26 this morning  where Isaiah said God would whistle and the nations would come running. The context is one of judgment against Israel for her sin, but I want to zero in on the powerful word picture of the Almighty whistling and whole nations of people coming running like dogs summoned by their Master. Woah! What power!

This reminds me of that passage in 1 kings 17 when this same God told the prophet Elijah that  He had commanded the ravens to provide for him. Commanded them! Later, He said He commanded a widow to provide for the prophet when the brook Cherith dried up. The widow didn't even know the prophet was coming that day, which means God calls a thing done even before it's done.

 The centurion understood this same idea in Matthew 8:8 when he told Jesus, "You don't have to come to my house, just say the word and my servant who is sick will be healed." Jesus applauded him for his faith.

Faith is the wind on which God whistles.

What about you? Do you need God to whistle and command something to happen in your life? He is able!

You're probably thinking, "Why should God whistle for anything to happen on my behalf?"

 Answer: Because He is the One who invited you to invite Him to do it! He said, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not. " (Jeremiah 33:3)

What are you waiting for?

Ask the Father to work on your behalf and listen for the whistle.