Soli Deo gloria – VII

Seven

 

Praise the Lord for Light;

for the Stone of hope

for the reality of Your Son

Praise the Lord for Your Blood;

that was shed to reconcile

poured onto a Cross

Praise the Lord for our Church;

for the communion of followers

who bow down at Your feet

Praise the Lord for renewed reality;

that the broken world

will be restored one day

Praise the Lord for relationship;

that we do not journey alone

that we are never alone

Praise the Lord for reconciliation;

that You pursue us

with everlasting joy

 

25/06/2017

Soli Deo gloria – VI

Six

 

When the battles around us threaten peace

we can be assured that the holy King is at ease

For He has a plan; You are sovereign

You reign over all the earth

over each and every star

When we feel downtrodden – our eyes sodden

We can rest assured that we are not forgotten

You cradle us in Your arms

whether we are defeated or victorious

there is no line in the sand which we cannot cross

You are the constant in the variable world;

in fact the one who chases after us

Glory be to You and You alone

 

25/06/2017

Soli Deo gloria – IV

 

Four

 

You are in the whispers of the wind

In the smile of a loved one

You are in the grains of sands

You are in the constellations overhead

Your creativity and beauty can be found

In the darkest and most forsaken places

 

Your righteousness can be found in:

The converted heavy metal frontman;

The nun ministering in India;

The beggar who has more wealth than Buffet;

The high school student rejecting peer pressure.

 

Your righteousness can grow in the driest of deserts –

can flourish with but a drop of hope and faith.

 

22/06/2017

 

Soli Deo gloria – II

 

Two

 

When I come to You with prayer:

during hectic times, anxious times or

peaceful times – You listen.

You listen when I am weak

You listen when I falter

You listen when I am praying with joy

 

Lord, You are my Father and Your ears

are never too busy to hear me

Whether I am seven, seventeen or seventy-one:

You listen to Your child’s prayer

I am overcome with awe that You

would consider my prayer to be meaningful,

even though it might seem trivial.

 

You care more about the small,

Seemingly insignificant details of life

than I could ever imagine

Praise You Lord, for You

listen to the utterances of a sinner

 

20/06/2017

Assignment – Soli Deo gloria – I

Our pastor tasked us with an assignment this week: to write a psalm for every day of the week. It is meant as a form of spiritual reflection or spiritual exercise, if you like. I will be posting my psalms every day, as they fall from my mouth. Psalms of praise. Psalms of gratitude. Psalms of wrestling. Psalms of frustration. Psalms to glorify He who does not break promises. Psalms to reflect on the beauty of the Lord.

 

One

Lord, oh Lord!

I shudder at your might

I fall to my knees and

I tremble at your magnificence

For I am not worthy

To even think about

Your radiance glory

In the times I am in darkness

you point out the Light

In the times that I stray

you pull me by the hem

I am but a cub;

seeking your safety

I am but a cub;

held safely in your jaws

In the desolate city

you are the electric signs

that guide me back home

In the emptiness of the world

you are warmth

You make me worthy

 

19/06/2017