On That Day, an Easter poem

On that day

So long ago

You gave Your life

This I know

On that day

Upon that cross

You took my sins

You took them all

A man without sin

You became sin itself

And died in my place

On that day

Of that day

When You rose

I’ll sing forever

And ever

On that day

You conquered death

Forever

And ever

You wiped me clean

Set me free

Gave Your life

So I could be

Justified

Sanctified

Glorified

Alive in You!

On that day

I became

Yours

Forever

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. (Matthew 28:6)

He is risen! Happy Resurrection Day!

-christrocks

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Be Still, a poem

Take a breath

Don’t go too fast

Or you’ll miss the things

That really last

God is calling

Every day

“Be still, renewed,

In My embrace”

But in the buzz

Of our busy lives

We fail to hear

That still, small cry

We look for peace

For thrills, for love

In the world around us

But not above

So look up, be still

And see His face

Fall into the arms

Of amazing grace

Breathe in His peace

Breathe out His love

Be still in the presence

Of our Father above

Be still, and know that I am God….

(Psalm 46:10a)

Be still in His presence today, and know that you are loved!

-christrocks

Birthdays Are, a poem

Birthdays are a time of fun
A chance to laugh with everyone.

Birthdays are full of sweets and bows
What’s wrapped inside–one way to know!

Birthdays are a year gone by
And a year to come–oh, how time flies!

Yet birthdays are more than gifts and cake
It’s a joyous time in which we all partake.

Birthdays are a time to be with those you love
To say, “I love you; just because”.

And birthdays are a celebration of life
A gift from God; a precious sight!

So on your birthday (yes, you’ll get one too!)
Thank the Lord for a life made just for you!

Yes, you guessed it! Today is someone’s birthday! Not mine, though, but someone very important to me: my dad! As I thought about what to give him, I decided to write a poem; still, I wondered, what else could I do?

birthday candlesThen I had an idea for a present that I know any blogger would love–but I require your assistance (my mom suggested that I phrase it like that!). If you haven’t already, stop by his blog at calvarytraining.org. He writes a variety of articles on Christian subjects, including a poem and devotional (following a one year Bible plan) that he posts every day. So if all this is new to you, stop by, take a look, and let him know how you like it! And if you’ve visited Calvary Training before, head over there and wish him a happy birthday!

Now, some of my non-blogger readers may be saying, “What kind of a birthday present is this?” But, at least for me, getting a thoughtful comment on a post, a like, and (most exciting of all!) a re-blog or a share can make a blogger’s day!

Even as I write this, I’m smiling at the irony of it. My dad has had his blog for less than a year, and he has maybe twice as many views as I do! lol, stats envy. 🙂 But if you have the time, do take a look! Also, please only comment or share his articles if you love them (and I promise you will!).

That’s all for now! Have a blessed day!

(And to my dad: Have the best birthday ever!!!)

-christrocks

Outside, Looking In

She stands outside

Looking in

At the warmth inside

Wondering

Why she never seems

To be good enough

To have some fun

To share the love

The happiness they seem to have

While she stands in the cold.

But is that all we’re looking for?

To be accepted

To not be ignored

By those whose opinions

Won’t matter in the end

One day an enemy

The next day a friend.

Could there be

One who cares?

Who loves us

Unconditionally

And loves us

For eternity.

But it’s hard to think about these things

When we’re outside

Looking in.

Anyone can tell you that being on the outside isn’t any fun, because, at one time or another, we’ve all experienced it. We know what it’s like to be left out, ignored, forgotten. But if we get continually wrapped up in that mindset, we’ll never be able to find our way out. We will come across that situation again and again. It doesn’t matter how popular or nice or likeable we are; there will always be situations where we feel like the odd one out.

Here’s the thing: We don’t need to look for the acceptance of other people. We are already loved more than we can imagine by our Creator! We didn’t do anything to deserve it. It is a selfless, overflowing, unending, incredible love. And while the “love” and acceptance of others is fleeting, God’s love is true, infinite, and eternal.

Even so, I’m not saying you should alienate yourself from other people; not at all! Friends are a wonderful thing to have. A close friend that you can pour your heart out to and share in your sorrows and joys is one of the best things in life. But, at the same time, friends aren’t everything. We can survive without friends; but we have nothing without God. And when it comes to a question of making a choice between what your peers want you to do and what God wants you to do, always choose God’s way. He alone forever has your best interests at heart.

And you know what? A true friend will never purposely ignore or hurt you, or make you feel left out. And the very best kind of friend will never, ever make you choose between pleasing people or pleasing God. A true friend will support and encourage you, and help you grow in your faith every day.

God bless!

-christrocks

Never Too Far Gone

What would you think

If you could see how she is

When she’s all alone?

She puts on a smile

And laughs with her friends

But never when she’s at home.

She wants you to think

She’s got it together

Yet inside she’s falling apart.

The things that she’s done

And the things that she’s said

Makes her feel like she’s too far gone.

But God sees you

And me

And her

Even when we are alone.

His forgiveness is great

And His love is true

For those who are lonely and hurt

So open your heart

And let Him in

To heal the wounds and scars.

Whatever they say

And whatever you think

You’re never too far gone.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

-christrocks

I’m Back! (plus a poem)

It’s been two weeks since my last post! November has just been crazy, and I’m sorry to say that blogging isn’t the only thing I’ve fallen behind on. For example, I’ve done (ywp) NaNoWriMo for the past three years. I made my goal every year, and this year I was aiming for 30,000 words. I should have been able to make it, but for some reason, this year I just didn’t have the discipline or the motivation to see it through.

I could go on, but my point is, I’ve fallen behind on a lot of stuff (like blogging) and I’m ready to get back on track again! And to celebrate, here’s a short poem. 🙂

Overload, overflow

Standing on the edge

Crazy days, don’t you know

I’m barely on the ledge

Too much stuff, my mind is filled

With things that push and pull

My time is lost, strength is gone

And everything so dull

But just remember why we live

To serve our Lord and King

Every day is special when

He is your Everything

So take a breath and carry on

And give Him all your cares

Watch Him blow them all away

And know He’s always there

Thanks for reading and God bless!

-christrocks

Remind Me

Remind me

That I have never walked alone

Remind me

That You are always there although

Storms may rage

Dreams may fail

And hope is all but gone

Then You break through

In Your glorious light

And You remind me

When I walk in darkness

You will be my light

When I feel afraid

You are there at my side

Oh Lord, remind me

You are my Father

My King

My Lord

My Everything

The one who gave His life for me

Remind me

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

-christrocks