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“The Word/Echos” – I composed this poem as part of a special December project for “The WORD in 3D” initiative in 2013. I had initially invited three other bloggers who I respect for their prophetic, poetic giftings, and planned on merely being the editor of the project. One blogger was unable to participate, however, which left me being the third contributor. It was a big step in faith, but God is faithful. I pray that you are blessed with the poetic expression He birthed through that endeavor. Please click here to see the full project.
Original Song Lyrics
“Christ in Me is Everything I Need” – This song was given to me on a night when my wife told me she needed some time alone to seek the Lord for a greater fullness of the Spirit in her life. The Lord spoke to me to go to quiet place to pray for her as she was praying, and to take my guitar with me. As I sought the Lord, He dropped this simple song into my heart. It captures the essence of what the Spirit has come to do in us: to form Christ within us as our “all in all”. The song is simple, but the truth is profound.
“He Must Increase” – This song was inspired while listening to the audiobook: The Life That Wins by Watchman Nee. In it Nee gives one of the clearest teachings I’ve ever heard of Galatians 2:20: “ I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” As I meditated on his teaching, I began to sing the first part of this song. As I continued, I felt the Spirit drawing together some other wonderful verses that speak of Christ being formed in us and living His Life out through us. I pray that you are edified by the profound truths of this simple song!
“Purify Your Church” – This song expresses the desire of the Bride to be purified as she awaits the return of her Bridegroom and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. This purification of the Bride is God’s great end-time work, and it has everything to do with Jesus becoming our “first love”.
“We’re Going Up” – While teaching an Old Testament Survey course years ago, I was preparing a lesson on the book of Joshua, when the Lord stopped me in my studying and simply poured this song into me. It came almost effortlessly and completely. I feel it was a prophetic gift from Him for the Body. It is the first and last ballad-type song I have ever written.
“We Are Your Resting Place” – This song expresses the heart’s cry of God’s people to be a habitation for God in which the Lord Jesus is given His rightful place, manifestly known, and lovingly submitted to.
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