My Joy

Joy sings from towering elevations,
High atop shoulders of God’s humility,
Echoes reaffirm its exultation,
Rebounding in fading harmony,
Valleys spill from Your revelation,
Rising into flowing rivers of liquid melodies,
Teeming with uncontainable joy is my gift for Thee!

Gratitude floods like milk and honey,
Drowning in a debt I could never repay,
Ample oxygen of thy mercy,
To steal another breath to float songs of praise,
To be still and know You – rescues me,
Glorious are You, my song, Everlasting God-In-Three,
Bless You Lord, for drenching me – in faith, hope, and charity!

His,
Chris

Harmony With My Soul

It’s been said that our wills are stronger than God’s.  After all, God is a gentleman, who does not force Himself upon us. 

Although He breathes into every beating heart our restless need to love and be loved with a sense of curious wonder, our choice to trust or reject God ultimately depends on the extraordinary gift of free will.   The interesting irony which answers that “why” to our existence distills down to relinquishing this very gift of our moral advocacy in exchange for “God’s will.”  God’s will is not some blueprint to building Jacob’s ladder, but rather pits our very understanding and liberties of our self-worth against a concept of trust our beating hearts somehow already know.  In order to have our cake and eat it too, our remedy to this leaking guilt from our heart’s need for love through trust is spent gorging on distractions that temporarily make us feel better but not necessarily loved.  Our soul has no will but is paired to a body that chooses its fate.  The soul silently yearns for reunion with the Trinity and pleads to our selfishness to heed the Holy Spirit’s infused inkling to exhume our sense of sin, repent, and seek a better way through the will of God.  If we exchange our will for true love of God and neighbor that believes in the One that sent Jesus, our restless soul merges as one with our body to inflame a fearless faith.  The soul longing for the Kingdom of God never grows weary while compelling our body into action by washing those impoverished feet with the hope of God’s promised inheritance.  I believe the purpose of God gifting us with free will was to provide all with the opportunity to forfeit it.  My mentor, my friend, my Redeemer and Savior, not only dispossessed His divinity so as to plow a path through Calvary to experience our full humanity, the will of Christ was inseparable from the will of the Father allowing all searching for true love to contemplate the splendor and joy of the soul of Jesus that shined through the body and blood of Christ. In the end only Love will remain.  Choose Love.

His Peace,

Chris

Harmony With My Soul

To attain true harmony with my soul,
I must relinquish my will to God’s Cross.
If mountains birth diamonds standing on coal,
Or gold finds purity apart from dross,
Then the will I lose is hardly a loss.

More than a loss but an exchange for Love,
That conquers all fears while counting the cost,
Compelling true faith to share and not shove,
Body joins soul as one song God sings of.

If God’s will brings us into harmony,
Where body and soul meet like hand and glove,
Then trust in God answers life’s inquiry.

Truly, to save one’s life one must lose it,
Allow your soul to dwell in the will it loves and submits.

©2012 by Chris Clody 4/4/2012

Why do you think God gave us the gift of free will? 
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