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Mark 4:26-34

Lord, of Your Kingdom, You invite
Us to join You in harvest and sowing
You empower my life to join You today
You nurture the seeds I am throwing

Guide me in each seeded moment
May Your Love triumph over all others
May the world notice all You reveal
And worship at what they discover

May I humbly approach each moment
Whether mine is to harvest or till
May I always receive Your direction
And seek not mine, but Your will

If I find a great place to be planting
If I notice some fruit on the vine
May I always be quick to give glory
To Your Labor and Love, not to mine

Lord, I’m thankful at some earlier moment
You saw the soil of my life
You saw potential for nurturing seeds
Planting Your Love in all my strife

You’ve saved me and brought me Your healing
From seeds that by others You’d sown
I join You today, as mere mustard seed
Knowing from it grows Kingdom and Throne

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Mark 4:30-32

The smallest seed of faithful Love
Can grow into a forest of change
The tiniest indwelling of God Himself
The cosmos can rearrange

Lord we often measure our lives
We measure our each given days
In our best efforts we may ask ourselves
‘How much does this increase God’s praise?’

We have been making bricks for Egypt
Even after You have set us free
Seeing our value in what we produce
Instead of contented to ‘be’

You set us free from economies of measure
You flip such things downside up
The smallest drop of Your Kingdom Love
Can fill overflowing our cup

May such a Truth not squelch our desire
To live and proclaim Love revealed
Lord Jesus, we ask You, send us Your Spirit
That through us the wounded are healed

But also continue, as we live Your Love
To allow us to see with Your Heart
That we may value all, things great or small
Knowing how You complete what You start

Posted in Different Scriptures, Spoken Word

1 Peter 2:19-25

It is a sign of grace
If you suffer while doing right
But if you suffer while doing wrong
There’s no reason for you to fight

We don’t do what’s asked of us
In order to pay Caesar’s price
We walk forward humbly in Love
To reveal the Love of Christ

We don’t shake our fist and declare
“Jesus sets us free!
From following laws of men and so
We can live disobediently!”

But if, when showing love
Or offering unmerited grace
We find ourselves being cast aside
Or even just losing face

We look to our example
Christ – who did no wrong
Even though loving others
Put Him in chains He didn’t belong

He endured through suffering
Without demanding His rights
He trusted realities we couldn’t see
When others called Him to fight

By His wounds we have been healed
We, sheep who’d gone astray
So instead of asking “how can I be free?”
We’d ask “how can I Love?” today.