Bended Knee

I fear none but 
the One who makes
the sun to light the day
And yet I bow
before my fears
as if they would hold sway
I know the goodness
of my God
whose love is given free
And yet I give allegiance
to the demons
inside me
O wretched man
I know I am
I fail to do what’s right
And yet the grace 
of God my God
does daily save my life
Give me eyes
to see you Lord
and holy live this day
Let me not
be drawn toward sin
nor quickly led astray 
May I bow
before you only
on humble bended knee
Remake my heart
to be as yours
Let me love as you love me

Brilliance of Grace

Call not upon me
You peddler of the pedestrian
Knock no more on my door
For my heart has tasted
The greater life of heaven
And I will settle for less no more
There had been a time 
When your wares had a shine
That captured my eager gaze
But the trinkets you sell me
Have no comparable worth
Like that of the brilliance of grace

The Battle Within

O Lord how right you are
the battle within is much greater
than any conflict I have with others.
There is no way to walk away from me
nor, it seems, can I negotiate a truce.
Spiritual warfare is what it’s been called
and a fitting label it is.
I swing fiercely at this enemy
who seems undaunted by my attacks.
Lord, can I say again you seem to be right?
I need help to overcome this foe.
I need strength not my own.
Frankly, I’m worn out from trying,
and I’m certain you know I tried my best.
But, you explained it long ago
that this is not a battle for a sinner such as me.
This fight requires the power of righteousness,
and perfect holiness,
and light that can push back the darkness.
This war requires You, O God.
The victory over this struggle comes 
by the power of your Spirit within me,
a power never imposed against my will
but always waiting to be invited.
Help me today to call on you, Most Holy God.
Help me to call to you when the conflict arises
and not just when I feel I can’t do any more.
I look forward to the moments of praise
where you are given all the glory
for the good you will do in me and for me today.

Fight the Fight

Lift your hands to the heavens
in defiance of the dark
Let music flow from deep within
to guard your fragile heart
Lend your ear to sounds of glory
and drown out temptations call
Loose the Spirit of the Holy One
see your every foe now fall

To what you give your life
is from what your spirit drinks
The enemy takes its power
from the thoughts we tend to think
So be aware of what you do
and let not your thinking wander
The enemy has mercy none
He would gladly your life squander
But God above who loves you true
will hold fast in every battle
So run to God and stay close by
and you never will be rattled