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I Found GodI did not find God in a church building.
I found him in my lowest point
I did not find him in Sunday school
I found him when I needed his grace
I did not find him as I lived a "perfect" life
I found him when I hated myself
I found him in my imperfections
I found him when I failed over and over
I found him when I screamed at him and asked him why
Because it was then that I discovered his love
When I could no longer ask forgiveness
I discovered that he forgave me
When I knew I was no longer fit to be his child
I realized that I was made perfect
You see, I learned about God in church, but I met him in the shattered remains of my life
When he was willing to love me still
When he was willing to claim me as his own
When he saw me as perfect
That was when I found God
IdentityYou are not worthless
Don't believe the demons that whisper their lies
Don't believe the thoughts that torment you mind
Don't believe them
Don't give in
You are not what you feel
You are a new creation
You are redeemed by a God who loves you
You are loved by Him more than you'll ever know
So feel His arms of comfort around you
Feel His peace
Rest in His presence
You are not worthless, you are a beautiful creation
The demons are wrong
The thoughts that torment you are all lies
Don't find your identity in your circumstances
Find your identity in Your Heavenly Father
He is Love
And He will always be there for you
So rest in the One that will never fail you
A Better ManI've quenched my love for so long
I wouldn't let myself love anyone
And then I met you
And broke the seal on my heart
And I dared
Dared to love you
Dared to risk my heart
Dared to risk another's heart
Dared to bet it all on you
Devotion is something I struggle with
Fear to give myself fully away
Fear to not keep anything back for myself
But I want to let you know my life
To let you know my love
To let you know my heart
I want you there as my shelter in this life
My concrete in this world of sinking sand
A foundation in which I can rest
I know I'm supposed to be strong
I'm know I'm not supposed to cry
But sometimes that's not how it is
You make me weak
I cry for the turmoil my heart is in
And I live for the hope that we have a chance
That we are a possibility
Take me as I am
I will be a better man for you
Man UpYou tell me to man up?
Do you have any idea the hell I live through each day?
Do you know what it's like in my skin?
Do you know the thoughts that torment my mind?
Do you know many times I cry each day?
Do you know how depressed and hopeless I am?
No, you may think you know me
You may think you have me figured out
You may think you know how I feel
How I can laugh and joke
And you may think me to be heartless to you
But you don't know half the story
I cracked myself open just a touch for you
But you have know idea who I really am
I'm so much more than meets the eye
So while you cry and tell me to man up
Realize that my heart is breaking in two
Know that I'm not sure at all of my decision
Know that my body was wracked with sobs when it was done
Know that I let you go with no hope of return because I don't want to hold you back
And know that my tears are flowing inside my skin
Invisible to you
But they burn my heart like acid
I will second guess myself to my grave
But I have given you a c
LifeLife is but a short time on earth
A short time is all we are given
We came with nothing
We will leave with no more
But is there more than this?
Life isn't just a waste of time, is it?
Is it just a collection of possessions?
A stockpile of memories?
We all have smiling faces in our photographs
But we were just collecting images printed on paper
From dust we came, and to dust we will return
But what will we do in our allotted time?
Are we all just an accessory to our own death?
Will we hoard our wealth in the attic?
All that was important is forgotten
By and by, it will all slip away
All we loved is fading away
Memories were lost i
You Deserve A PrinceYou were not enough
You did not satisfy
You did not fill my desires
But for some crazy reason, you fell for me
And I fell for you
But yet I looked on as well
Searching for the next high
The next temporary pleasure
The next stupid feeling
And then I discovered the truth
I didn't find satisfaction in you
I didn't think you were enough for me
And with this came another discovery
You were too good for me
Too beautiful for my filth
Too pure for my sin
Too loving for my addiction
Why did you fall for me?
Out of everyone, you chose me
A filthy, worthless, loser
And you chose unwisely
I didn't know what I had
I didn't comprehend your beauty
I didn't comprehend your majesty
And I overlooked it all for myself
Go while you still can my dear
Leave me here
You deserve much better than me
You deserve a prince
Not a prisoner
Please leave my love
Maybe next time I'll get it right.
Set The World On FireLove burns bright
And then dies
The smoldering ashes smoke
The sweet smell of what was drifts on the air
And we are the burnt remains
The charred logs lying in the dirt
Just awakening to the reality around us
The fire has died
And so have we
The stone pit has locked us in
And we can not move on
We can only sit here in shock
Wishing that there was still a spark
Anything to light us again
Anything to keep us going
But there is nothing
Nothing to start it again
Nothing to make us go on
Nothing to burn for
Only the desolation left in our wake
The desolation from when we set the world on fire
Guard Your HeartI set a lock on my heart
I would not let love in or out
I protected myself from being hurt
I wouldn't take chances
But love is a chance
A chance at falling flat on your face
A chance of risking it all and losing
And every time you love
There is always a chance you will get screwed over
Always a chance you will be abandoned
Always a chance your heart will be ripped from your chest
But to not love is to not live
My heart has caved in
It has hardened
Passion has iced over
Love is dead
Oh to try again
To risk it all
To die trying
But it is too late for me
If God is love why is there suffering in the worldBelievers and non-believers have asked this same question.
It’s like a way to blame God for all that is happening all around the world. To have an excuse to not believe, or to disobey.
I recently read someone’s conversation in the internet about this topic and that inspired me to write this.
If you want to mix God’s love and suffering. First you have to ask yourself “why is there suffering?”
Why is there suffering in the world?
Because sin ruined a perfect creation.
Sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). When we break God’s law, we turn our backs to Him. When Adam and Eve sinned they threw away their perfection and embraced imperfection. Our relationship with the creator was damaged; and we were separated from Him (Isaiah 59:2).
The law reflects the character of God; therefore if you act against the law you act against God Himself.
The law of God is1: eternal, good, just, righteous, pure, perfect, truth, peace, honorable,
Word of GodHebrews 4:12
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Let God prepare you to face the world. God's word can live through you. God wants us to be God seeking people. He wants us trusting Him and doing His will through His Son Jesus Christ. Seek God's direction through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He would send us a helper and all we have to do is trust in Him and live our life in God's word seek His glory through Jesus. Great is our God who sent us a savior and forgives us of our sins. Thank you lord Jesus for what you did and let us be more like you.
15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,[f] to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither s
Will we listen?Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure
We cannot find direction from God if we do not seek His Word. Let the Holy Spirit work in you through God's word. When you read God's Word, ask yourself what it tells you about God. Pray, praise God for who he is, and ask Him how you should become more like him. We must search out God's plans and priorities and let them guide our decisions and our path through His word and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us. He has left a way for Him to speak to us, will we listen?
Do you trust?Do you trust?
The future looks
Big and scary
It can be tomorrow,
Or even years
It could be a decision with:
Marriage, friendship, career,
Where to live or anything else
Nothing is too small
Or too big
He may not
What to do in the next year
But He is a lamp
To your feet
And will show us the next step
Wait on the Lord
Trust in Him
He knows what to do
He has all the steps planned
Do you trust Him enough
Search with all
That you are
And you will find Him
Even if you fall
Get up again,
Trust, and follow Him
For He loves you
And has the best for you
More than you can imagine
God made us one1 Corinthians 12:24-26 (NKJV)
24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
God made us one in the body of Christ. When we came to know our savior, we also became one with each other through Christ Jesus. Now we stand together in Christ Jesus allowing Him to work through us and depending on Him to work His will through each one of us working together in God's plans. When one hurts, we all should hurt and when one rejoices, we all should rejoice. Lord help us to let the Holy Spirit lead us and show us how to be one in you. Lord give us a heart that wants to live for you and let your light shine in us for all to see.
A Life in LettersA is for Art, my greatest form of expression.
B is for Beauty, a little of it can be found just about anywhere.
C is for Clarity, of which I hope to keep in my life.
D is for Dreams, which I will work to accomplish.
E is for Everything, which all connects to each other in some way.
F is for Freedom, given to me through Jesus Christ.
G is for God, who brought Jesus to us.
H is for Happiness, desperately needed in the world.
I is for Imagination, I couldn't imagine a world without it.
J is for Joy, which comes from having all the things mentioned above.
K is for Kings, because we were all called to be Kings and Queens.
L is for love, my reason for being and a driving force like no other.
M is for Moving, continue to move forward, don't look back.
N is for Never, never giving up.
O is for Obstacles, they will always be there, overcome them!
P is for Perseverance, be persistent a
Who I am in ChristI am accepted by Christ. "Christ accepted you so you should accept each other, which will bring glory to God." Romans 15:7
God loves me and has chosen me. "God loves you and we know he has chosen you." 1 Thessalonians 1:4
I am a child of God. "But all who did accept him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12
As a Child of God, I am an heir with Christ. "If we are God's children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has glory." Romans 8:17
I am a friend of Jesus. "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing. But I call you friends because I have made know to you everything I have heard from my Father." John 15:15
"If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am no longer a slave but a child of an heir. "So now you are not a slave; you
Once was empty
Not worth living
Then You came
Into my life
Showing me colors
You gave me
To want to live
You filled me
With so much passion
Tat at times
I want to
Be with you
To go back
To that miserable life
I don’t care
Or hate me
I will give
Stay with You
I’d rather be
Not for the world
Not for friends
Not for my family
Not even my life
I will always
You who gave Your all to me
Even Your life
Could I give
Than what You did
You gave me life
You became my love
You became my Lord
You became my Savior
Jesus, Son of God
Calling All ArtistsWe all get down on our slumps
From people who have
No clue on how to treat the other
We all cry for a while
Then we realize
And ask ourselves
Why should we cry tears
For those who don't deserve
Even rain drops
They were lessons
In our lives
They may call us names
But we'll never fall to their will
Every now and then
People pick on our talents
only because they're jealous
And want it
They want to have something unique
So they try to steal it from us
Claiming it is all them
No help at all
God has given you each
A talent you need to awake!
To the bullies and trolls
Quit to trying to pick on others
And sharpen your personality
For the better!
Would you like it if someone
Bullied you to the point where
You implode from the inside?
Artists of all kind
I dare you to drop your means of art on the desk
Raise your hands to the sky
Remembering the Original Artist
And first Corinthians 10 verse 13
Whatever walls He draws in front of us
I guarantee He's already sketched
A floor plan for our escape
The Father's LoveI lie here on the cold floor
Darkness is my only companion
Depression hits like a tidal wave
Live seems so pointless
Death will always be knocking at my door
And sometimes I want to answer it
But instead I shoot up a silent prayer
I'll hope to a God if he's up there
Maybe He can rescue me
Maybe, just maybe, He will hear my cry
Maybe, just maybe, He'll see my pitiable state
And while I lie here crying I feel something
A warmth consumes my body
I feel a peace come over my soul
I fall into the love of the Father
He wraps His arms of love around me
And somehow I think I might be able to make it
The dark suddenly does seem so black
The floor doesn't feel quite so cold
And life seems like it may be worth living
In this moment of peace, I gain strength
I rise to my feet and move towards the door
The outside world will try and crush me
It will beat me down and bruise me
But I know that someone cares
And maybe, just maybe, that will be enough to get me through this life.
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