Monday, January 14, 2013

Another Attempt at Blogging - Sinners Prized

First post in a long time. Not many folks read this, but this blog will continue to be an outlet to refine my communication and writing, and to share thoughts and information.

So, to start, a poem. A poem sharing a Christian's identity in Christ.

-Sinners Prized-

As sinners we’re prized by both the Father and the Son,
Who saved us from our sin, (1 Peter 1:3)
and by the Holy Spirit,
who continues to refine us from within. (Ezekiel 36:24-29), (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14)

He bought us with his life
at such a great a cost; (1 Corinthians 6:20)
And is resolve in his intention,
both to seek and save the lost. (Ezekiel 34:16)

He pursues our hearts unceasing (Jeremiah 31:3-4)
with an everlasting love,
and displays his steadfast faithfulness,
while strengthening from above.

What’s God’s will for you?
It’s clear;
That you’d be sanctified. (1 Thessalonians 4: 3)
But that won’t be finished (Philippians 1:6)
until he comes back for his Bride.  (Revelation 21:9)

So let us grow in godliness,
Just as He intends,
And find assurance we’re equipped (Hebrews 13:20-21)
by the spirit that He sends. (Galatians 4:6)

The Spirit that He sends
comforts our wandering souls; (Ephesians 3:16)
A reminder no time escapes,
when He’s not in control. (Colossians 1:15-20)

With that, we’re free to live, free to live without the fear;
His approval comes from trying our very best;
It is only through His finished work,
where we can find true rest.

By the Spirit we’re assured
no longer do we walk like we used to.
We’ve put off our former lives,
and clothed ourselves anew!  (Ephesians 4:22-24)

This is how He views us:
Perfect, spotless, pure. (Ephesians 5:27)
The spilling of His crimson blood,
has made forgiveness sure. (1 John 1:7)

Our approval was signed and sealed;
Sealed by His blood. (Romans 5:9)
It washed away our sin;
Oh sweet crimson, cleansing flood!

Prized amid our sin,
What a tragically beautiful thought.
Let us rest in His finished work,
and praise Him as we ought.