Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Process of Sanctification


 Lord, I’ve been doing some things lately,

That I know are not from you...

They’re from that old part of me

That’s somehow getting through


Sanctification can’t come

Fast enough for me

It seems to be from my own self

That I most need to get free


Teach me to walk in the spirit Lord,

To Talk and listen in it too

Help me to call on Your wisdom

Before I attempt to do


Anything to anyone

That won’t bear witness of

My faith and hope and the provision

Of Your Grace and Your Love.


“In fact, I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do what I know is right. I do the things I hate.” CEV Rom. 7:15 “For that which I do I allow not, for what I would, that do I not, but what I hate, that do I.” KJV

2nd Thess. 2:13 “God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and the belief of the truth.”

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hide And Seek

Just cause I’m okay today

Doesn’t mean I’ve ‘entered into your rest’

For another trial waits around the corner

To put me to the test

It’s been sent by you to humble me

To show me where I’m weak

It’s here to expose the next mountain

At which I’ll need to speak

It’s a process that’s hard to get used to

Self discipline becomes a must

It requires separation of body and spirit

After all the flesh is only dust

The things that make us ‘who we are’

Our ‘tendencies’ from day to day

Aren’t always given from God

And some need to be cast away.

So don’t worry about losing ‘part of yourself’

The devil’s messing with your mind

The flaw he wants you to forget about

Is exactly the one God wants you to find.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sexual Purity

You’re staying pure for Jesus, Not just your husband or wife; you’re obeying a commandment from the One who gave you life.
Your body is his temple, not just a sexual toy. You are to avoid and resist the temptations from a manipulative girl or boy.
And if you don’t stand on the Rock, in order to defend, your choice to remain pure, Satan is gonna get in
He’ll use someone you like, someone who makes your knees weak, someone with whom you feel privileged to even have a chance to speak.
Then he’ll get you in a situation, where no one else is around, and he’ll take you farther than you want to go, and leave you on the ground.
So now you’re one of his children, your virtue is forsaken. Don’t make any excuses for how it happened, for you allowed it to be taken.
See your flesh is extremely weak when it comes to sexual advances, so avoid being alone with someone, and don’t take any chances.
On being able to stop yourself, once you’ve gone too far. You see you were not alone when you where in that car.
There is a cloud of witnesses watching everything you do, so if you think no one will know, well then you’re only fooling you.
You’ve just messed with something eternal, and defiled the Lord’s temple. You’ve been turned over for destruction, the holiness is gone, it’s just that simple.
And once you’ve crossed that line, there is no turning back, the sin of fortification doesn’t cut you any slack.
See you are not your own, so glorify God as you ought. And remember the precious Price, at which you were bought.
God & Diana Marsh

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Joy in trials

Hold onto Jesus  
And don’t let go
For there will be trails 
 The bible says so
They’re given for a purpose. 
 It’s part of His plan
You're to count them all joy  
And rejoice if you can
Knowing that going through them  
Your faith’s in a test
And patience is the reward  
With which God wants to bless.
YOU for persevering and not giving in   
To the temptations that surround you,  
The subtle call of sin.
So stand fast my brethren  
And resist the evil one...
Looking unto Jesus  
And all that He’s done.
See, He was all God,
But he was also all Man,
He’s already won the victory  
So that you can
While you simply sail through
All of life’s storms  
When they seem to engulf you
Knowing that the testing of your faith 
 Makes you stronger
And that patience is making you perfect,
In case He tarries longer
   God said Christ in You....that means if He did it ... so can we...He said I will send you a Helper a Comforter. Greater is He that is in you than He who is in the world. I think we sometimes forget this, this was God reminding me that ... I CAN...I MUST...I WILL... ~Diana Marsh