Thursday, July 14, 2011

Compromise Kills

My spiritual eyes burn with passionate pleadings and angst.
The devil tells me with subtle deception to 
"Close them, give rest, let [peace] refresh your weary sight". 

Enemy lie compresses Truth as thin, flimsy gauze dresses rotting disease.

"They say to those who despise Me, 'The LORD has said, "You will have peace"'; And as for everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, They say, 'Calamity will not come upon you.'
Jeremiah 23:17

But, I cannot shut out the burning flame deep within my heart, my spirit, that speaks grieving whispers of terror for those who shamelessly walk with a limp-
the injured foot that keeps its step in his world, subjecting itself to temptation and defile, tickling its toes with flatter and sin- 
this follower's walk, crippled and brittle. 

O how our Savior was broken for our brokenness. 

Yet He remains the Truth and the Life that delivers the lame; 
even those who ignorantly and arrogantly choose to walk their own way with the weighted drag of sin, the ravenous cancer that chews away at the tickled toe.

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love to the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; 
but he who does the will of God abides forever."
1 John 2:15-17

Be free, my beloved, 
Be free! 

Walk in the way of the Good Shepherd's leading.
Open thine eyes and see clearly His narrow path.
Step far from the edge of sin's enticing, compromising road 

and be healed.

"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." 
Hebrews 10:22-23

Faith views each promise in its connection with the promise-giver and, because she does so, 
can with assurance say, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life!" Psalm 23:6

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