Posts Tagged ‘obey’

I Commit My Soul To You

Lord I commit my soul to You

It’s thru You love that carries me thru

If I die before I wake

I pray my Lord my soul You take

As You give me Your very best

I know I have to endure the tests

It’s my life I offer You

Help me to not live in eskew

If you give me just one more day

I vow to live and follow Your ways

As I enter into rest tonight

I pray you watch over me this night

I’m learning Father to follow love

Thankful that You’re interceding from above

Your not just Savior, Your my Guide

It’s Your love that runs deep and wide

It’s Your presence I stand in Awe

All because you love me God

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He alone chose to die for me

When we nailed Him on that Calvary’s tree

It was a decision that God had made

Jesus was the man who obeyed

He walked this earth for thirty three years

He paid the price for all of our fears

Now sin and pleasure come with a price

Who’s counting the cost it never ends nice

The price for sin is death this I know

You must die to yourself and let the change show

When I say die I mean turn from your sin

This is a change that God can only do from within

Christ reaches in and changes your heart

Regenerates your life to give you a new start

Forgiveness of sin is what we desire

As we walk with our God His ways we aspire

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

To get love in this life
We have to start by seeking Christ
We ask Him to forgive our sin
Then His Spirit comes and lives within
We have to let Him change our heart
He will break our chains apart
We let His Spirit be our guide
His Word we will abide

To get joy in our walk
We have to do more than talk
We have to turn from our evil ways
Then walk with Him all our days
The Spirit convicts us of our sin
As we learn to walk with Him
We get to serve our fellow man
As we get used in Gods plan

It’s His peace we want to seek
As we learn to trust Him when we’re weak
Our faith gets tested in our trials
Tho’ we lean on Him all the while
It’s His love that pulls us through
When we’re lost and don’t know what to do
His peace comes when we trust
Although obedience is a must
Christ will never leave our side
Because He loves us both deep and wide

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

God Knew

God spoke everything to it’s place
Yet no one can see His face
From the dust He created man
Then came evil to try to destroy His plan
This was sin’s first debut
All because man ate forbidden fruit
The fruit came from the tree of life
Before man ate, evil tempted wife
This is where man chose to be flawed
He believed the serpent who desired to be god
God knew this in advance
He knew that man would not take a stance

This is the truth of our God’s plan
He sent down Jesus as a man
He provides redeeming grace
For those who all have faith
His message has to be heard
He wants man to obey His Word
Grace comes through faith
For all who want to run this race
And if you finish well
You’ll be the one who won’t be in hell
So heaven is the place for me
All because Jesus set me free

Why do I constrain God to a box
Isn’t His Sovereignty what gets blocked
Thereby putting limits on His power
I often want help in less than an hour
When I put limits on our Holy God
It changes the focus in who gets awed
God is not designed to packed away
Then to be pulled out and put on display
God is not like any kind of idol
His Sovereignty can not be bridled
He is not made of wood, metal or gold
He is not like us humans that one day grow old
God is Holy for that He does say
It’s up to His children to follow His ways
When we follow His ways He remains to be God
And rightfully so He deserves to be Awed

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

 

 

I had a friend tell many years ago that I could do anything I wanted to as long as I was willing to live with the consequences, good or bad. There are good consequences as well as bad. They are all relative to the decisions and choices I make. For me a problem I have is I don’t think about the consequences all the time. Nor do I always think about what I’m going to say and do. Then there’s the fact that my actions and consequences affect not only me but they affect those around me as well.

Where I’m going with this is that while I was sick in the hospital I took the time to reflect over my life and have came to a conclusion that all my life’s choices didn’t cause all my medical problems. Especially knowing that they started out genetically as hereditary. But the fact that I chose to drink and consume drugs most of my life didn’t help matters any, and I will own that. See most of my life I drank and lived as if there were no tomorrow without a care in the world, not thinking there would come a time when I will need a good immune system and what major organs I have will need to function correctly. This infection that hospitalized me 6 weeks ago has been an ongoing infection and all the strong long term antibiotics is what eventually shut down my kidneys. But in a real time sense the choice to live the life style that I chose for most of my life and not taking good care of my self hadn’t helped my health any either. I know how does this all tie in to a life as a follower of Christ. That’s a good question.

In the Bible there were/are consequences for not obeying Gods commands and there are consequences for sin. God doesn’t and hasn’t changed and there are still consequences for sin and disobedience. Consequences may vary and they may not be immediate, but that doesn’t mean I have escaped any them. The one thing as a believer that I escape is eternal death caused by sin and this can not be earned by any way. Eternal life is only a gift of God. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ, and Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus or Lord.

I know there might be a disconnect in relating all of this together, but some might be able to. God loves all mankind and doesn’t want anyone to perish, but the consequence for sin is death. However the consequence for disobedience is discipline and sometimes the discipline is God pruning me or molding me to the image of His Son Jesus Christ. As for some of my long term consequences, I consider them like a thorn.  They keep me focused on seeking the Lord.

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

I crushed my heart

Like a ton of bricks

What I tripped over

Was more than sticks

I was in to self

Out of Gods Will

The pain I now have

Is now my own meal

Now I’m all alone

Lost in the crowd

The storm rolled in

Like a wind blown cloud

I cry out to God

What do I do

My child come to me

I will not let go of you

My God, My God

That doesn’t seem enough

His reply to me

I am calling no bluff

If you want Christ’s peace

You have to come to me now

I have to trust God

Trust Him somehow

Trust is hard

It’s not as easy as pie

But if I don’t trust God

I’ll continue to believe the lie

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012 and 2013