Tag: Soli Deo gloria

Soli Deo gloria – IX

 

When the heart is absolutely torn

ripped apart by a hurricane of loss

When spirit falls in mourning

and darkness descends like night

 

It feels like the soul is empty

drained by heavy strain and pain

Is this really meant to be?

I bite bruised lip in shame

 

Life will drench us in torrents of rain

Life will pour out its buckets of pain

During the tempest the seed is fed

In the morning, colours of spring is bled

 

The reminder of our endured passion

Is that we are on eternal mission

Holiness, not happiness our creed;

The mantra of those by salvation freed

 

Your ways are higher than ours

Your understanding is higher than ours

We are infants trying to understand

what the glorious Creator has planned!

 

Seek healing in the house of the Lord

and He will envelope You with Love

that will fill your heart, until it bursts

 

11/09/2017

 

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Soli Deo gloria – VIII

 

When disaster strikes

in our infinitely tiny world;

the loss of love, a broken home

an illness or financial loss.

We must be reminded that

our world is minuscule – a speck of dust

 

We would be wise to

turn our eyes to You

so that our blindness may

be lifted, our focus shifted:

Disaster is relative.

Disaster is magnified by our:

self-centered, egocentric

idolatry, insincere flattery

Disaster is magnified by our:

instant gratification,

status hungry junky,

like-like dopamine dupe

Disaster is magnified by:

“What is in it for ME?”

and the ultimate lowercase i

 

When we realise that our lens

is blurred by the short term –

Biased by our finite lifespan on earth.

When we place our lives

on God’s immeasurable scale;

we discover the eternal

perspective

on everyday life

and so, our DISASTER

becomes…

absurd. illogical. silly. irrational.

 

26/06/2017

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