Christ

Forsaking

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Been gone too long
Can’t let you in
Won’t let you see all the darkness within
Live in my dreams
So close to me
But now I see how things have to be

 

Deep in my head
My spirit’s dead
I just can’t live past my apathy
My fire’s out
Clouded with doubt
Now I see how things will have to be

Forsaken

Here’s a new life I’m making
So tired of bleeding and crying
Soon you’ll be there dying not me
Now I am driven
I’m finally living
Please take my soul
Lord, please take control of me

Forsaking
Forsaking

 

The light once mine
So long has been dying
Under the demon I once called Myself
It’s time to stand
Come take my hand
Won’t have to leave this for someone else

Forsaken

Here’s a new life I’m making
So tired of bleeding and crying
Soon you’ll be there dying not me
Now I am driven
I’m finally living
Please take my soul
Lord, please take control of me

 

I choose life
I choose love
I choose God
Above all else

Forsaken

Here’s a new life I’m making
So tired of bleeding and crying
Soon you’ll be there dying not me
Now I am driven
I’m finally living
Please take my soul
Lord, please take control of me

Forsaking
Forsaking

You (words to my old self)

Everyday I look in the mirror and see you
staring back at me
making fun of me
trying to force on me
this hatred that lies within.
An anger unmatched by any other,
and controlled by my sin.
It burns inside of me,
but this day you see
I realize that you're only there to smother.
On this day of me...
I claim VICTORY!!!

I claim victory over you and everything that you are!
Victory over the scars that you've forced on my heart!
Victory over my self of old,
and victory over the evil that lies to my soul!

Looking straight at me
Eyes piercing through me
I can't win against thee,
but my Saviour will, you'll see!
Upon Him lays the burden of my sin,
and on this day I call on Him again
for He is the way, the truth, and the light.
I no longer fear the darkness of night.
So you should turn away
because there is no way
that I won't be VICTORIOUS tonight!!!

I claim victory over you and everything that you are!
Victory over the scars that you've forced on my heart!
Victory over my self of old,
and victory over the evil that lies to my soul!

You can't stop me!
You can't even see me,
so step back away from me
before I step up and show you how to see!
I carry the light with me all the time
because it shows me the way,
and the truth is when I fall, Christ will carry me!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

....spiritual battles are hard to fight, but hard to fight does NOT translate to impossible to win. I am winning today!

Word Play

don't forget you have to die
every day we live to sacrifice
estranged I stand from the flesh
A court ordered divorce from the just judge
leaving me cookie sheet matted,
But still i stand elated
for when this body expires
I'll retire to streets that gold plated
decrypting my essence,
to find a true presence
until this soul vainly walks no more,
obtaining treasures unknown
dwelling in satan’s chambers,
i praise the only worthy Father
who dwelled in a mortal body
his life he gave and offered up
graciously without regret,
I'll forever bow my head toward the dirt
persecuted but not forsaken,
cast down but not destroyed
tormented but not broken,
convicted by unworthy priest
but not by the only worthy father
temptations attempt to seduce me
and burdens are weighing heavy on me
as i focus on calculating my losts,
while deciding to overlook my costs
I thought I was high
but it was only my pride
it only makes sense I fell low

By: Jeremy Baker & David Johnson

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Jeremy and I play a game called word play and this is what we came up with. He does a line, then I do a line and we keep going till we feel we're done. Enjoy!

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Stumblin'

Cooked up a destiny,
not meant for me
The plate was full
but my lips were sealed inwardly
Dreams became practical through life, blasphemy!
talking flexibility,
i'll work you intellectually
The complexity of the brains design,
intricately connected to the spine
Tolerating the intricacy of my lines,
as if they aren’t mine
but well defined by the signs that you read between,
formed and shaped in His image,
long live the king
so let it simmer, sizzle even.
imploding your insides with gestures of corruption,
but He flicked the switch to reveal blessings
so the indigestion is just an expression
of another lesson being brought to birth, non-rehearsed
see me now
you wanna be's, cold cocked trial diggers, stone throwers,
so judge me not; unless u be judged
I was guilty before the good Lord
but His blood washed away the evidence
to bring us to the first fruits
like Obama being the first black president
the revealing of my faith is evident.
unblemished, non stick, teflon
so all opposition gets the rug treatment,
stepped on!
no leant removal.
left alone, flagrant foul.
change your angle,
before your casket bound
6 feet deep is a long way down
so don't fall victim to the flames that prey around
I see the tears,
it hurt huh? stool cushion
I take Curtis Mayfield advice and keep on pushin'
induced transformation;
so leave your tool kit and stretch yourself
take the road less traveled
to put some trophies on the shelf
case closed,
ring finger filled;
time to tell the testimony, King James!
So point and shoot with grudging accuracy,
prolific mastery
ur throwed by kinetic friction
of the sablimenary contusion of confusion
now catch yourself, you still stumblin.
there's no rest for wicked,
quick to shed blood
Tiny Tim cruel, flim spitter
Donald Duck slow, you da da done!
stop trying,
you haven't figured;
I'm brick house stable
Hurricane Katrina couldn't break through my demeanor
I'm prayer ready,
faith faded, trim cleaned
i've done my business,
automatic flush sequence
but the drain can't dispose of my lush pieces,
because I've seen heard
and touched Jesus,
now sue your sacrificial seed
and break the shell,
lift your hands
and praise now!

By: David Johnson & Jeremy Baker

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Jeremy and I play a game called word play and this is what we came up with. He does a line, then I do a line and we keep going till we feel we're done. Enjoy!

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A Window To My Soul

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Light and Dark

A massive wave of a deep black sea,
Is what my guilt amounts to me.
The past, the past I do regret
The pain of it doth make me fret.
The girl, the smile, the face,
The sweetest love, her warm embrace;
These things I remember in the night,
Oh! that I could make them right.
The pain, the sorrow,
The still tomorrow,
Is there no rest for my soul?
Is there naught to make me whole?
The guilt, a sea,
A tsunami,
Death I feel each day I live.
But Death’s fear instinctive;
I cannot die by my hand.
There is no rest in this land!
Please, save me from my sin!
Please redeem where I’ve been!
You payed my debt, I see it now,
And although I know not how,
I know that I’m free from my master past
And I know that I’ll not be the last.
So, before your kingdom comes in Glory
I’ll tell others of my story
I’ll plead with them, to end their sin
And tell them of the place I’ve been
That they can see your love for me
And they can have that love from Thee.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The title was chosen only because I didn't have one. It sounds more like a title for a little something on eyes.... maybe I'll recycle it later....

In all honesty...

Listen. Look inwardly, and just listen very carefully. And look intently at who you are, look deeply into yourself - beyond what is superficial, beyond what is obvious and take account of what lies beyond that. Your soul.

Are you doing well? Are you hurting? Is their bitterness at God, or at a friend, or even an enemy? Are you really okay, right now, and could you be content if this moment was your very last on this earth?

If you see something you don’t like (and this will come to be), then you have a human condition known as brokenness, and you are in good company. Well, “good” would be perhaps the wrong way to put it - we are very bad at being “good” to each other and to ourselves and to God. Often, we fail at this. The room gets dark, moods go south, and ever so deeply we know that something isn’t right. We sin - we step out of light into darkness, we walk from life to death, our words do not bless but rather curse.

So, what is the meaning of it all, that somethings be judged as sinful, and others anything but? How can there be such a Law without a Lawgiver? Jump off a cliff, and by gravity you will fall to your death; and so does the sum of our curse words, our jealousies and hate, and our many other damaging ways lead to no other end than death. That’s a serious claim, but really think about it. Search your heart. Do you feel the need to be changed, the need to be delivered?

So listen. Really try, and pray to God you see clearly - God’s on your side, and wants to help you. In fact, He’s got an answer for these problems - Jesus Christ died so you won’t face death (I’m not talking about a physical death). We need to learn to humbly take Jesus Christ as Lord (as Master, for whom our life is given to) and Savior (as the one who atones for our sins by himself dying, though we ourselves should feel the consequence).

I know this isn’t popular or pleasant to hear. But I care enough about you that I want you to know it. This is the Good News of the Christians, that you find new life and are in fact a new man, not doomed to the weightiness of death. Though the entire world run against you, will you trust Jesus Christ to have conquered death? And do you want more than a mission to live on earth and make gains, only to lose them when you die? Are you willing to accept the adoption into God’s family? Are you okay with God being with you everyday to encourage you, His indwelling Spirit living in you?

I’m telling you, as one who struggles with life many days, its worth everything to me.

I'm Alive!

How do I start this? What am I thinking about?
There's a witness to what I know now.
A few years ago I was blind somehow,
but this witness brought me to the light,
and made me see whats wrong and right.
Now I'm not afraid...Now I'm ALIVE!!!

I feel so alive!
I feel so blessed to have this thing I never guessed
that I would recieve.
It just feels right!
I'm making amends with the King of Heaven
because now I believe!

What's happening to me you ask?
It's simple. I took off all of my masks,
and God has given me a not so simple task.
"Spread the word. Bring them to Me.
Show them that it is I who can make the blind man see!
Show them what it feels like to believe!"

I feel so alive!
I feel so blessed to have this thing I never guessed
that I would recieve.
It just feels right!
I'm making amends with the King of Heaven
because now I believe!

I believe because I have seen
all of the things that happened before me!
It isn't a contest! It's not a race!
You can't look with the eyes on your face!
I received. Yeah, I cried.
Something inside of me even died,
No one can take it from me!
No amount of money or bribes
because it's because of a sacrifice
that today I'm alive!

I feel so alive!
I feel so blessed to have this thing I never guessed
that I would recieve.
It just feels right!
I'm making amends with the King of Heaven
because once again I believe!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

It just hit me, so i wrote it.

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Through My Tears

All of these days that have passed me by
wandering, thinking, and asking why?
Why do I have to face these things?
What, in the end will it bring?

I sit and pray, and I ask you how is it
that I can be forgiven for all of my sin?
They say you died. They say you live.
Oh God, they're pulling me back again!

But there you are waiting for me, watching what I will become.
and finally I see...I see that you're the one!

Through my tears I see clearly now!
I can get up. I found the strength somehow!
This is my blessing! This is my curse!
To know that without you it would be so much worse...

I sink deeper and deeper into that hole.
A deep dark place where only evil roams.
Even in there I hear your battle cry!
You come and rescue me before I die!

Through my tears I see clearly now!
I can get up. I found the strength somehow!
This is my blessing! This is my curse!
To know that without you it would be so much worse...

I feel you calling, begging for me.
I hear you knocking pleading you see.
Demons lurking, watching the door
as I sit myself up on the floor.
They attack! I call out your name.
Then there you are saving me again,
and all i can do is cry...
all I can do is cry...

Through my tears I see clearly now!
You lift me up. You are my strength now!
You have blessed me! This is not a curse!
I know that without you it would be so much worse...

Author's Notes/Comments: 

this is about the battles we, as Christians face on a daily basis...

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You and Me

So here we are Lord, one more time.
I'm at the end of my rope. I forgot how to climb.
This door Im in is shutting that i see,
but I can't step out of it til another opens for me.
Sometimes I feel so little, so uninspired
cause I constantly live in this world full of liars.
With You, nothing can stop me.
Not anger...not even sin,
but damn, Im only human.
Sooner or later I'll fall, and You'll be there
along with a few others who definitely care.
Right then You'll lift me up high
beyond your shoulders, above the sky
to that place where only we know
where it begins and where it ends.
It represents life's twists, turns, and bends.
Scene by scene my life goes by,
and the old Footprints painting comes to mind.
Jesus and a man walking on a beach.
Reminds me of my life except I was drowning at sea.
Then You gave Your life so that I could swim,
and met me on the beach as everything seemed dim.
We didn't hunt for food, or sit and have tea!
We just walked along the beach...you and me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I just wrote this off the top of my head. The words flowed through me from the Holy Spirit.

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