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Lest I Forget

Lord I have not considered myself great
Nor taken things to myself greater than I am
I have not considered myself Special or of some value
Without you I am like chaff driven by the wind
I know that in my flesh dwells nothing good
My whole body is putrefying, a mass of septic sores
I have washed myself in fetid water; I have tried to be righteous
In my religiosity and fervour I have cut off many peoples ears
There is nothing in myself that I can hold aloft and say this is of value
Even the gifts I am born with are contaminated and worthless
Lord I am not presumptuous; I cannot offer you anything
I cannot do anything, go anyplace, or say anything
Without it being sinful in your sight

Yet You have washed me, given Yourself in my place
Taken upon Yourself my punishment, the beatings meant for me
You have bound up my wounds and poured in oil and wine
And have paid for someone to nurse me back to health
You have deigned to call me your friend and have treated me as a long lost brother
You have gathered me into your presence and cradled me in your arms
You have given me a clean robe and shoes on my feet
Put a ring on my finger, the token of son-ship on my life
You have made a special feast for me, to celebrate my return
I am called your beloved, and You have given me a place at your side
Your grace has dazzled me; Your love has enveloped me with light
Let me see occasionally what I was, lest I be lifted up with pride,
And forget that YOU dug me from the pit; YOU gave me LIFE.

18 August 2006

References:
psa 131:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
Psa 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
Jam 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

God not being limited to time there is no Yesterday today and tomorrow they are all the same thing
Being born and our departing from this world has already happened from His viewpoint
In fact they have happened and are still to happen
That is why he knows them that are his
That is why Christ was slain from the foundation of the world
The foundation was when God first thought of the plan
Christ was slain, and will be slain and is slain all at once
In Gods eyes Christ is still nailed to the cross

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Stephen Share 2006

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