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Saturday, April 17, 2010

He Has A Girlfriend

He has a girlfriend

A girlfriend with a key
As long as she can come and go as she pleases
You and I won’t equal WE

He has a girlfriend
He has a girlfriend with a key
Too many people have access?
Now who is this posing as your queen?

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
I’m your WD-40
Apply my love to your rusted hopes and dreams

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
I’ll guard every door of your heart
With a lock like you’ve never seen

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
Girl why did you leave his door open?
If you didn’t want another woman to see

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
I want to open love’s door
Call me when the locksmith leaves

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
It’s freezing in this cold rain
Open love’s door for me?

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
I need to be reassured
Changing the locks can mean only one thing

He has a girlfriend
A girlfriend with a key
Won’t your heart be overcrowded?
If all us have spare keys

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Walking as A Cracked Pot

A couple months ago my sister blessed me with this short story.  I pray it ministers to you as it did me. Never let anybody tell YOU who YOU are NOT!
An excerpt from: The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero

There once lived a water carrier in India. He used two large pots for his task. He suspended a pole across his neck and attached a pot at each end of the pole. One of the pots had a big crack in it while the other pot was perfect. The perfect pot always delivered a full portion of water from the stream to the master's house, while the cracked pot arrived only half full each day.For two years this water carrier made the same journey.The perfect pot became proud of its accomplishments. The cracked pot was ashamed of its imperfections and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.Finally,one day by the stream, the cracked pot spoke to his owner about his failure, "I am ashamed of myself,and I want to apologize that I have only been able to deliver half my water to your house. There is a crack in my side which causes water to leak out. Because of my flaws,you don't get the full value from your efforts."Then the water carrier replied,smiling, "As we return to the master's house, I want you notice the beautiful flowers along the path."  On that trip from the stream, the cracked pot looked around.  "Did you notice there are flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?" the master commented. "That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted seeds on your side of the path ,and every day while we passed these spots,you watered them.Now for two years I have been able to pick those beautiful flowers to decorate my master's table.  Without you being just the way you are,I would not have this beauty to grace his house." It is the way God works.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Writing out Loud: Ironing Out The Wrinkles

You do know that God uses the foolish things to confound the wise right? Well it’s true! This may not mean much to you but the clearest nugget of proof of how God changed my life is the fact that I iron occasionally. Don’t get me wrong, my mother made us iron our clothes every single night in preparation for the next day, but sometime between puberty and the United States Navy, I developed a serious loathing for it. While I was ironing recently, I thought about how even God’s Word alleviates all the wrinkles in my life.  What about you? What are you using on your “wrinkles” ?  From time to time, I receive a lot of calls from people who solicit my advice on a variety of “issues”. Care to know what I’ve discovered? Generally when people ask for advice especially in matters where there is absolutely no doubt that what they’re doing is wrong, they really don’t want advice, what they seek is absolution or justification for their behavior. I don’t think I could make it any clearer, but God isn’t in the habit of blessing hot funky messes! It doesn’t matter how we try to “straighten” it out and make it “look” smooth ourselves. Seriously, line up the things you’re doing with the Word of God and see if your life doesn’t look like a pile of balled up laundry on the floor. Can you smell it? God isn’t pleased nor is He appeased with our sacrifices. He’d rather we’d simply obey His word.
So the next time someone wants to know
I just met this awesome guy BUT he’s married?
I need some extra cash, it’s okay to cheat on my taxes?
You are going to help support my growing “bootleg” business?
We love each other! What do you think about me “shacking” up with my “boo”?
I need extra pens for my Mary Kay consultants, so I just steal them from work?
Take a moment and look at Psalm 139! He knows everything, there’s no escaping God who even knows how much hair we have on our heads. My question is this? Will you have the courage, the unmitigated gall to say IT”S WRONG? Will you take the “iron” clad truth of God’s Word to help them “straighten” the wrinkles out? Most of us already know the difference between right and wrong. We feel like what God has asked us to do is just too darn hard and it will cramp our style. What if Jesus thought dying on a Cross would cramp His style? Unless you prefer walking around looking like a discombobulated paper bag, I suggest you allow God to “iron” out the wrinkles in your life. God accepts us the way we are, but He refuses to let us stay that way. We reflect His glory don’t you want to look your absolute best? Can you imagine how sharp you’re going to look from this point on all decked out (wrinkle–free of course) when you decide to clothe yourselves in His righteousness?