Surrender

Within the human heart there is:
Depravity
Expectations
Conditions
Deadlines
Changes
Improvements
Immorality
Sales pitches
Hidden meanings
Deceptions
Lies
Rage
Power grabs
Backstabbings
Double entendres
Depression
Murder
Cruelty
Innuendos
Impurity
Limitations
War
Taboos
Brokenness
Dread
Fear
Anxiety
Poverty
Loneliness
Shortcomings
Wanting
Confusion
Hunger
Hopelessness
Callousness
Anger
Pride
Greed
Lust
Envy
Gluttony
Wrath
Sloth
Theft
Addiction
Instability
Conflict
Misunderstandings
Sin
Corruption
Adultery
What-if’s
Idolatry
Indifference
Boredom
Violence
Weakness
Blame
Failures
Self-inflation
Doubt
Selfishness
Disappointment
Terrorism
Worship

We can’t escape the problem we are
The problem
Let us surrender – let us give up our lives
Give them to God
That he may provide comfort in the midst of that list

Encouragement for Amy

You dream of the serpent
And you say it’s vivid
A black mamba to be exact
Lunging its aggression on you while you sleep
And I wish I could fight it for you
Satan’s dream-induced minion trying to prevent you from crossing the ocean
And giving of yourself
Loving the Lord and loving people
Do not be moved, Amy.

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent
So, close your eyes and sleep
When you open them, be the hands and feet of Jesus