~Forgiveness~

Now, you may feel your shadows, sins
Are blocking you from God
And this is true, the heavy weight
Does spoil the feel of love.
For we know our God is holy, perfect
And that, we never are,
So withdraw in guilt, law cannot keep
By action, word, or thought of heart.

But, this our God, e'er knew, e'er cared
So sent His only Son,
To bear our sin, as us, He died
To offer us His love.
He didn't just apply a salve,
But took, all guilt on Him,
God knew the law can't get us home
For good we cannot be.



Trying, effort, striving more, never
Helps us reach the heart of God,
For even in the trying hard
Self and pride will be our goal.
And sure, we can't have heaven tainted
By sins of earth, the lies and such,
For then it won't be heaven
And we are craving perfect love.

So Jesus broke sin's endless grip
By satisfying God's own law,
Every blot, He took, by blood He shed,
To open heaven's door.
And when we let Him take our sin
The shadows flee away,
His gift of grace has covered us
From laws we CAN'T obey.



Then, once the life of Christ we take
God's Spirit joins with ours,
Within His strength we are set free
And live by His own power.
Then all the must's have gone away
We have no need of 'try',
When what we do, is cast our soul
On Him, who dwells inside.

Yes, Our dear Lord has born it all
For our new birth He died,
Our hearts, our souls, in joyful praise-
Our spirit's His, e'er purified.

Soft whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems 2011
heartwhispers@iinet.net.au
Poetry From The Heart

....We were enslaved to the basic principles of the world.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son,
born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those under law,
so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons,
God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
crying, "Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave, but a son,
and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians 4:3b - 7

But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.
1Corinthians 6:17

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law
through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to Another,
to Him who has been raised from the dead,
in order that we may bear fruit for God.
For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions,
aroused by the law, were at work in our members
to bear fruit for death. But now, we are released from the law,
having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve
not under the old written code, but in the new life of the Spirit.
Romans 7:4 - 6

Those controlled by the sinful nature, cannot please God.
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,
-if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.
But if Christ is in you, -although the body is dead because of sin-
the Spirit is life, because of righteousness. If the Spirit of Him
who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised
Christ Jesus from the dead, will also give life to your mortal bodies,
through His Spirit, who dwells in you
Romans 8:8-17

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