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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Sin runs thru my veins

The lyrics from this song reminded me of myself, how easily my rebellious heart can go astray.
I often need to stand before God and ask Him to pull me up from the waters so I can breathe again.
Life can be so hard and cruel ~ may God's Holy Water always cover me.

Take me down to the river
Wash the dirt from my hands
I've been traveling so long
In this foreign land.

Please Father forgive me
For I’ve lost my way
Sin runs through my body
There is poison in my veins.

Take me down the river
I’m a broken man
Push me down the bottom
Wash me from within
Pull me up from the waters
So I can breathe again
Take me down to the river, Lord
Where it all began.

Should’ve known from the start, Lord
Couldn’t do it alone
I try; I try so hard, yeah
To make this place my home
So, come Redemption
Please set me free
Oh, Holly Water now
Come cover me.

The River ~ from Decyfer

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Conversation after restoration is sheer delight

 “And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.”
—Genesis 45:15

This is about Joseph, what his brothers had done to him. Their hostility toward him as a youngster had led them to sell him. And about 30 years later their relationship was restored.
 My favorite part of this story is what they did after their broken relationship had been restored. They talked. There was so much ground to cover, so much to say. They couldn’t wait to get re–acquainted. Conversation after restoration is sheer delight.

Which one of our relationships needs to be redone? Which one is covered with the rust of silence and bitterness? Picture what it might be like to confess your wrongdoing, forgive them for their part, then sit down over coffee in luxurious conversation.

Wouldn’t it be great if people would gaze at this healing, like I do when I see that turquoise pickup? “What a tremendous restoration,” they’d say.

Excerpted from the NIV Dad's Devotional Bible.

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