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Our Desires is Our Undoing

One of the worst things that could ever happen to a man

is when God gives him over to his desires.

There are only two kinds of people in the end:

those who say to God, “Thy will be done,”

and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.”

— C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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When I Found Myself Wanting

I’m a long way from home

Brown barked neighbors replaced by grey stone

I’ve got all I need in my purse

I’ve gained freedom from my curse

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I walk the winding dirt road

Towards my pasture where I lay my load

This is my life, I do to it whatever I want

No more cages and thorns, I recant

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Happiness, happiness, happiness, that’s what I need

Not crosses, not nails, not persecution after a good deed

Sex, booze, coke; rock the party on

I’m my king; I’m my lord; I’m my don

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I wake up to the golden sun

I’m no different; I’m still the wild, crazy son

I check my green bag, found bare leather

Quiet filled the houses as I pass hither

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I settle beside filthy swine

Carousing and reveling as they dine

I share with their dirty chow

My crown falls in humbled bow

Because of my wanting and desiring

I have become my undoing

No more cages? Bah! I am my prison

No more thorns? Bah! I am my double-edged weapon

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I walked headlong to my curse

My life only became much worse

Life for a lie, that’s what I gained

Searching for happiness was all but vain

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I come upon a hill far from hidden

It seemed familiar, by nostalgia was I bitten

A lone figure, gloriously waited on a throne

He didn’t budge, didn’t cast the first stone

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He threw away his radiant crown

Stripped all his royalty and regality down

He stumbled, was bruised and bled as he ran to me

Hoisted me up to his shoulders as if I was once again a baby

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Upon his back I see the world anew

And although I still sin, I’ll never meet my fiery due

Compared to his overwhelming grace, my wrongs are but a few

He’ll always be there, ready to run towards me and to you too.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in EXPRESSo, POEMgranate

 

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I Shall Not Want

“The Lord is my shepherd;

I have all that I need.”

Psalm 23:1, NLT

I will not make a fuss over the things I want,

because I have the only thing that I will ever need–

Jesus Christ.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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