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The Stuff of Grace
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Subject Topic: Realities From the Trees
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Posted: Jun-17-10 at 6:09pm | IP Logged  

I wanna talk with you all about realities
starting with the fact that it is us that he frees
and in that freedom we have been made to please.

Just go outside and take a look at the trees
every tree that's alive will be filled with leaves
and when its fruit is ripe you can pick it with ease.

Now ask yourself, what did that tree have to do,
but be planted in the ground as a seed that is new
the sky gives the rain, and the ground gives the dew
the sun shining down, every day its renewed.

With all of this occurring you know growth will ensue
and that tree will grow up producing fruit for you
This, my dear friends, is the same that we do.

So live with your roots firmly planted in him
watered from the deep well of the spirit within
knowing all of us are clean, no more conscious of sin.
The light of his love, nurturing every limb.

Basking in his grace, as I'm writing this hymn
knowing it's all from the Lord, we are filled to the brim
fruits' about to burst, surely this is no whim.

Believe it no matter what it looks like around
for the outward appearances will always abound
with illusions and deceptions ,all of which are unsound

So with like-minded brothers and sisters surround
yourself with encouragements sure to confound
the wisdom of the world knowing where it is found.



Edited by gregoryfl on Jun-17-10 at 6:10pm


What do you see when you look at me? Not the visible me that your eyes can see. For in Christ I am dead, yet alive and free. Free to be it all, as he lives in me.
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Posted: Jun-17-10 at 7:55pm | IP Logged  

Excellent Ron! Consider the trees, how they grow... :)



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Posted: Jun-17-10 at 8:16pm | IP Logged  


   Thanks for this Ron.    


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"afterall, he's not a tame lion"
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Posted: Jun-17-10 at 10:15pm | IP Logged  

Glad to see you on the Shack Ron..good poem too.


It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam
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