they would speak a thousand things

Archive for January, 2011

Godly friendship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship is like a flower. It needs roots, soil, sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to grow. The roots you put down first and they must be embedded in the soil to have something to hold onto. The roots are the basis of your relationship, which is trust. The roots – your trust in each other – necessarily need the soil to grasp in order to be firmly ingrained in the ground. The soil is the things that make up your relationship: inside jokes, fun times together, meaningful discussions, etc. Once a flower is firmly rooted in the soil, the next thing it needs is sunlight. God is like the sunlight, which nourishes the flower, warms it, and towards which the flower grows. The more sunlight the flower receives, the more it grows closer to God. Thus, as two people in a friendship, or any relationship, focus and rely on God – their sunlight and source of life – they will grow closer to him. The fourth thing a flower needs to survive is water. Water is the river of tears cried, the flooding of emotions, the oceans of grief that the two people in this friendship struggle through together. Because no matter who you are, there will always be bad times that you will have to go through in life. And if your flower (relationship) is rooted on trust, in the soil of the good times, and growing towards God, your flower will always be able to weather through the rainstorms that come your way. Finally, the carbon dioxide. Plants need carbon dioxide to convert into oxygen, which we as humans need to breathe to live. So there is an input of carbon dioxide, and an output of oxygen that the flower will produce. The input – the carbon dioxide – that the flower takes into itself is the Jesus and Holy Spirit. Carbon dioxide is something that we cannot see, touch, taste, smell, or hear, but we know that it is there and that plants soak it up. When the flower – your friendship as a whole (meaning both people) – put faith in and have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, then they let in the carbon dioxide – the Holy Spirit – to dwell within that relationship. Then, the output of that is the oxygen, which is the good works which result from a Godly relationship with one another. The flower – your friendship – necessarily needs the carbon dioxide – the Holy Spirit – to come within them in order to produce Godly oxygen – or deeds done according to the Word of God. Therefore, friendship is like a flower.

“All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field…The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” – Isaiah 40:6


Cling

When you are brokenhearted

When you are ashamed

When you’re hanging by a thread

When you are completely broken

Cling to Christ

 

He is solid to the core

I am dependent more and more

I am broken like the least of these

But He is ever faithful for me

I cling to Christ

 

When there are problems all around

When you are deep in distress

When you’re dying to be found

When you’re without a hope for life

Cling to Christ

 

He is solid to the core

I am dependent more and more

I am broken like the least of these

But He is ever faithful for me

I cling to Christ

 

Cling to Him and you will see

His love will set you free

From all the hurts you’ve ever known

Cling to Christ

He will wrap his arms around

You will feel his presence surround

Be amazed at his grace for you

As you cling to Christ

He will never let go of you.


My Obsession

Watch and be utterly amazed

Wonder and be astounded

Marvel at the majesty

Rebel against the flood of lies

Become obsessed with the love of Christ

He is my obsession

As love invades my life

I can’t use any discretion

Tell the whole world of Him

Filled with intense passion

He is my obsession

Experiencing His presence – I’m dazed

It begins to blow my mind

Revel in His grace for me

Rebel against the flood of lies

Become obsessed with the love of Christ

He is my obsession

As love invades my life

I can’t use any discretion

Tell the whole world of Him

Filled with intense passion

He is my obsession

I’m obsessed

And I can’t control

I cannot rest

Overflowing with grace

Rebel against the flood of lies

Become obsessed with the love of Christ.


Consuming Desire

This consuming desire

A craving that cannot be undone

Symbolic for the pain

Emptying my body – numb

No space to run

That which I cannot contain

 

There is no rational

No real or imaginable

Only desire uncontrollable

Consuming my will – irrevocable

 

This consuming desire

Engulfing the mind

Wants aflame inside

Spiraling out of control

Not a crevice to hide in

No hope in which to abide

 

There is no rational

No real or imaginable

Only desire uncontrollable

Consuming my will – irrevocable

 

The fire continues to burn

White hot with desire

No chance of putting out the flame

Not a safe place to turn

This consuming fire