Monday, February 11, 2019

Basking In Sonshine

A lot of us feel like basking in sunshine this bone-chilling time of year!

Thankfully we need no dollars or airplanes to bask in Sonshine each and every day!

from the head
 to the heart 
is often the 
hard part, 
isn't it ?!
There is a world of difference between knowing and believing!
After a week where I fought brutal wars of self-condemnation and blame because action equals consequence etc. I was moved immensely as yesterday morning's message was summed up by the
that if we truly 
believe in the 
work on the 
cross we should
 'bask in God's
and no one 
can change 
this! EVER!
Believe it!
Claim it.

The warlords of discord and condemnation never rest
But beat the drums of doom and gloom within the human breast
How hopeless, hope’s appeal where unbelief’s chief demons leer
And in the place of grace erect a monument of fear

How awful to adjust the love of God like pink play-doh
His Word is Truth and in it everything we need to know
The warlords of this world delight in vexing human race
With guilt and shame they heap the heart with blame instead of grace

What’s done is done; no one can change the past; no, not one bit
But ‘it is done’; Jesus, God’s Son once for all, declared it
The seal of His redemption none can break (though lies run rife)

Then, oh, how sweet the peace, when we release doubt’s damning rod
And accept without compromise, the promises of God
To bask in glorious Sonshine of forgiveness, full and free
And believe, once for all in the fullness of Calvary

The prison-guard of Self is hard to overcome until
We drink the Living Water and trust in the Author’s will

Do not despair; the ‘getting there’ is fraught with trip and fall
But God, through Jesus saves us, His forgiveness once for all
Then, glory-hallelujah, come what may, Promise prevails
And bids us bask in Sonshine of a love that never fails

© Janet Martin
Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. 
Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.

John 1:17
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:17
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, 
 how much more will those who receive an abundance of grace 
and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Romans 5:18
Therefore, just as one trespass brought condemnation for all men, 
so also one act of righteousness brought justification and life for all men.
Romans 5:21
so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness,
 to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


  1. Beautiful. Take it easy on yourself.. why are we our own worst enemies sometimes.. and at times it's hard to differentiate between the voices.
    Hugs and prayers, Lucy.


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