Where Rivers Run (Galatians)

Where rivers run the trees will flourish free,
But in a desert land they cease to be.
And men of flesh are like that withered land,
Who live as corpses without faith to stand.
They are the highest source that they invoke;
They’re deaf to all the words that Jesus spoke.
The Holy Spirit is our water source;
He makes us holy – He is grace enforced.
His power pollinates the fruits of faith,
His intercession shows us how to pray,
He opens up our ears to hear God’s voice,
To turn our desert to a garden choice.
Sow to the Spirit works that you were told,
And He will make them grow a hundred fold.

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Hardened Hearts (Hebrews 3:7-19)

The voice of God is calling,
My brothers, do you hear?
Oh, listen to that calling,
And humbly bend your ear.
Let not your heart be hardened;
Oh, dreadful peril that!
For you are then God’s foe-man,
And you will stir His wrath.
Remember then the wonders,
God did in pharaoh’s court?
His disbelieving blunders,
Provoked God’s dread retort.
Or what of the damnation,
Of Sodom and of Tyre?
Each fell in conflagration,
In brimstone and in fire.
For every doomed rebellion,
All men to God opposed,
He justly did expel them –
Oh, be not Jesus’ foe!
No! Fight to stay receptive,
And hold on to your faith.
Eschew all that’s deceptive,
But on God’s Spirit wait.
Remember God is gracious,
And He has called to you.
So turn your heart to praises,
And meditate on truth!

Condemnation (Romans 8:1-17)

A God who has condemned us with His law,
Demanding nothing but perfection.
Like beasts we plead for life; we thrash, we claw,
No hope for mercy or protection.

A God who has condemned Himself instead,
Enduring even crucifixion,
And then is resurrected from the dead,
To free us of our sin-addiction.

Then where is condemnation? It is gone,
For who condemns what God’s forgiven?
So we are free through Jesus’ work alone,
Renewed, our mind is Spirit-driven.

Our flesh, though dead in rotten, rebel sin,
Is now infused with life in Spirit,
He pulls our minds away from lusts of men,
And speaks God’s word that we may hear it.

We’re saved! And yet the Spirit works again,
After He gives us Jesus’ merit,
He changes us, adopting us to Him,
That we the living God inherit!