Have mercy on us, Your people.
Have mercy on President Trump.
Have mercies in my enemies.
Have mercy on those who hurt me.
Have mercy on those who caused me pain.
Have mercy on those who committed crimes causing them to do jail time.
Have mercy on those who were falsely accused.
Have mercy on Your church.
Have mercy on my family.
Have mercy on this nation.
Have mercy on us all.
Have mercy on me.
I’m in too deep to quit now
I’m in too deep to stop trusting God
I’m in too deep to believe what people say
I’m in too deep to not obey
I’m in too deep to not fast
I’m in too deep to not pray
I must press towards the mark that was set for me
I must speak the Word in faith so I can see
Because my faith will produce miracles for all to witness
It’s about God getting the glory
It’s about His story
About how powerful and mighty He is
He can do an unlimited amount of things
He’s just looking for some people to trust Him
Be obedient and keep walking
So I’m here raising my hand in agreement
I’ll keep walking out this faith
Keep trusting God
He will do just what He said
Because He’s a promise keeping God
Love. Such a loaded word. Such a passionate word. A word that is said without thought. A word that is taken for granted it is thrown around, abused, and trampled on. Takes a beating and still loves on. It embraces our weaknesses, tears, and faults. Picks us up and dusts us off. Forgives us of our wrongs. Then wipes the slate clean like it was dust free all along. Love journeys with us as we walk this life. Blocking the things that causes wounds. It takes the hit instead. Causing our bodies to remain free of the lashes. Love frees, heals, and delivers. Love defeated death so we could live. Defeated the enemy so we could live victoriously. Bared the cross on Calvary so we could live blamelessly. Love knows us deeply. It flows to the inner most parts ans stays there. Causing our hearts and desires to shift. giving us a face lift. Because its impossible not to smile when you experience pure joy. Love has a way of keeping you wanting more. Its an addiction that doesn’t give you the shakes. A high that doesn’t have a low. Tracks marks are left on you heart and soul. It will leave people wondering how you stay sane and happy in the midst of turmoil. Love is pure. Love fresh. Love is inviting. Love is giving. Love is forgiving. Love curbs my appetite from imitations. It shows me my worth and why life is worth living. Love guards my life and causes it to stay on course. Not wavering, but standing firm. Love tackles my enemies and brings them to their knees. Causing them to surrender and leave. One way they came, seven they will flee. Think twice before coming for me. I have love on my side, back, and front. I have the luxury of calling and its there to hunt. Ready to fill me with more and filter out what isn’t needed. It keeps me from feeling depleted. Love is genuine. Love is strength. Love is power. Love is gracious. love is mighty. Love is faithful. Love is healing. Love is worthy. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is trusting. Love is selfless. Love hopes. Love perseveres. Love is fail proof. This love I speak about is Jesus. Know Jesus and know love.
As I grew up, there were certain songs I wasn’t allowed to listen to. I didn’t understand why my parents were “torturing” me. I knew why I couldn’t party “to the break of dawn”, but what was wrong with me listening to rap and r&b? All of my friends listened to it, therefore I just HAD to do the same. Little did I know, my parents knew just a little more than I did. Who would’ve thought. lol. To think they had more wisdom than I, a know it all teenager.
It wasn’t until I grew in my relationship with Christ that I gained an understanding of why I need to protect my ear gate…my spirit. I’ll be the first to say that I’m that person who loves a good beat. That moment you are listening to a song with a dope beat that causes you to make an “ugly face” and bop your head is gold. But there comes a time when we have to look past the beat and listen to the lyrics.
Since God placed this on my heart, I took a moment to reevaluate all of the music I listened to. How did the song make me feel? Who did I think about while listening to the song? There’s this one song, by a gospel artist, that didn’t lead me to Christ at all. When I listened to it, it condoned my carnal thinking. It didn’t connect me to Christ in any way. It didn’t challenge me to strengthen my walk with Him at all. Have you taken a moment to listen to the lyrics of your favorite artist? Yes even your favorite gospel artist? I recommend you do. Half of these artist aren’t even mentioning the name of Jesus Christ anymore, nor pointing to Him in any way. Let’s be mindful of what we put in our system.
If you’re reading this and you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, there’s no better time like the present to invite Him into your heart and life. If you’d like to do this now, genuinely and sincerely pray this prayer…
I truly believe that You are the Son of God. I confess that I have sinned against You and cannot save myself. Please forgive my wrongdoing and let me live in a relationship with You from now on. I receive You as my personal Savior and believe that You have died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead and are alive and can hear my prayers. I invite You to rule in my life and in my heart from this day forward. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You. Thank You for saving me.
In Jesus’ name,