Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lift High Your Hands

"Your prophets courted you with sweet talk.
They didn't face you with your sin so that you could repent.
Their sermons were all wishful thinking, deceptive illusions."

"God did carry out, item by item, exactly what He said He'd do. 
He always said He's do this.
Now He's done it — torn the place down.
He's let your enemies walk all over you,
declared them world champions!"

Lamentations 2: 14, 17 msg

You are faithful.

You do what You say You will do.
I can trust You, 
because you never change.

You are pure and holy.

You cannot tolerate sin.

Ignoring it, does not work,
entertaining it,
reveling in it,
giving sin free reign destroys.

Serpentine tongues 
paint pretty pie in the sky pictures
turning my head
teasing me with promises of pleasure,
fulfillment, freedom.

You are the Source of Truth.
Your way is narrow,
leading me up to You.

"Give out heart-cries to the Master, dear repentant Zion.
Let the tears roll like a river, day and night,
and keep at it — no time outs.
Keep those tears flowing!"

"As each night watch begins, get up and cry out in prayer.
Pour your heart out face to face with the Master.
Lift high your hands. 
Beg for the lives of your children
who are starving to death out in the streets."

Lamentations 2:18-19 msg

You call me to come.

Turning to You 
away from my sin
I leave my filthy rags beind.

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