A Disturbing Peace

A peace that divides
A peace of discord
A peace that destroys
And yet brings accord
A peace that disturbs
A peace that brings fights
A peace that exposes
A peace that unites
For the peace that I give
Will cause you to decide
If with worldly values you’ll stay
Or with me solely abide
I come to conquer, defeat
I come to make your will mine
This peace that divides
Is peace holy divine

Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matt 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Matt 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

Mt 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

You Must Be Kidding Jesus

You must be kidding Jesus
You must have lost your mind
I ask for eternal life
That’s all I want to find
Instead you give some word
Stupid advice off top of head
To sell all that I have
And follow you instead
You take me for a fool
I only want religion
I follow all the rules
Make good moral decisions
If following you means losing
The things that I have got
Then I’ll change the prayer I’m using
And you I’ll follow not
As for heaven, it’s so far off
I want what I see right now
I’ll do the best I can
And make it in somehow

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

Mark  10:22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

Every Year

Every year you do the same
You celebrate Christmas
But you don’t mention my name
You drape your home with cheap tinsel and foil
It makes you feel good
But you forget I am royal
You stand in long lines buying lots of new stuff
You say it’s in My honor
Well, I have enough
Do something for Me this holiday season
Reflect on my birth
It was for a real reason

Itty Bitty God

If God is itty bittyIf He is really small
There are no such things as miracles
He can’t do much at all

He can’t divide the waters
He cannot raise the dead
He can’t make blind men see
Nor can 5000 be fed

If God is really tiny
And weak like you and me
Such things as virgin birth
Are impossible you see

He cannot heal my sickness
He can’t even answer prayer
So I could keep on living
As though God is not there

But if He is a big God
And if the Bible true
I should best believe His word
And try to live it too

Matt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

A Divisive Peace

A peace that divides
A peace of discord
A peace that destroys
And yet brings accord
A peace that disturbs
A peace that brings fights
A peace that exposes
A peace that unites
For the peace that I give
Will cause you to decide
If with worldly values you’ll stay
Or with me solely abide
I come to conquer, defeat
I come to make your will mine
This peace that divides
Is peace holy divine

Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matt 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Matt 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

Mt 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

A Man of Honor

Lord make me a man of honor
A man that is true to his word
The promise I make, I fulfill it
Almost the instant it’s heard
Don’t let me speak as a braggart
Making pledges for the purpose of show
Let my intent be pure and holy
Let my life Christ’s love clearly show
Indeed let my word as it is spoken
Be the word that You actually say
Lord make me a man of honor
Make me live the words that I say

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

My Easy Evil

I like my easy evil
It helps me to fit in
Most people never notice
Don’t even think it’s sin
I cheat and hold long grudges
I backbite, envy, covet
Mine is an easy evil
I don’t even think much of it
A casual look at things ‘quite naughty’
A glance at things forbidden
This evil is so easy
I hardly keep it hidden
I don’t commit real murder
At least no one has died
I do spread rumors and gossip
So, who’s to know I lied?
Adultery is far from me
I just like to watch it done
It’s just TV entertainment
It’s free, it’s there, it’s fun
So it is the easy evil
Without worry or remorse
After all this is my life
It is I who set my course

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes

Just Shut UP!!

Just shut up they all shouted!
Your talk of sin’s an insult
So the prophets and preachers stayed quiet
And now we can see the results

Our children won’t keep themselves pure
Our marriages last weeks, months, maybe years
We have all the comforts we can purchase
Our nights are filled with phobias and fears

We have neuroses and psychotic breaks
People kill without reason or rhyme
Sexual perversions from pulpit to pew
And these are just the beginning of bad times

The propaganda machines keep on talking
They tell us we can do and have all we want
From the newspapers, radio, and television
They tease, they entice and they taunt

The one message they all have in common
Is to remind us of what we don’t need
Indulge in all of life’s pleasure
Just to make sure the Bible we don’t read

So the prophets and preachers are now silent
It is an unpopular message they proclaim
Sin will bring death and yet salvation
Can be had if you believe on Christ’s name

Oh Lord please send messengers with purpose
And let that purpose be to tell us what’s true
For we know for sure this world is ending
And one day, we must answer to You

1Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for
necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Lord Please Tell Me

Lord please tell me when I’ve made it
Is it the car, the pool or T.V.?
Is it the Jacuzzi, the tennis court or boat Lord?
Does my wardrobe prove I’ve pleased thee?
The women, they flock and surround
Asking for autograph and a touch of my hand
I just need to know if I’ve done enough Lord
Does my popularity define where I stand?
So I am asking you to ‘give it up’ Jesus
Tell me the real secret clue
I’m betting my future you are pleased
That’s right, my money’s on you
I planted my seed money as instructed
I went forward with cash, not a check
After all, the preacher called us all forward
I stepped out there, I can’t lose, what the heck?!
So I ask you again, Lord please be clear
I need straight answers, my faith is at stake
Let me know if I’m living too large Lord
Or is this whole Jesus thing just a fake

Ac ts 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

Acts 5:10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

Lu 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Give Me Meaning

Give me meaning
Give me purpose
Give me life
That’s filled with service
Don’t just curse me
With the things I covet
Take my life
Make something of it
Don’t leave me bound
With fleshly pleasure
And miss the chance
Of heaven’s treasure
This is your promise
Make it my creed
To live a life
To serve those in need

John 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.