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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shake the Dust

Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.”
- (Genesis 18:27 ESV)


I am nothing more than dust…
Prone to feed my wanderlust
Made into a man from a collection of sand
But by the Lord’s mercy, now I am what I am
I am clean since I AM washed me in the blood of the Lamb
So, Here I stand; I can do no other
No, this is not a drill; I refuse to duck and cover
So you can go ahead; throw your stones, if you got ‘em
He’s the Chief Cornerstone, so I’m still gonna rock Him

I’m one of the elected…
A speck predestined to represent
After the order of Melchezidek -
A King with no precedent
A slave to the sentence
I’m the subject …He’s the Predicate
It’s in Him I trust, money
And not a bunch of dead presidents

Shake the dirt out of your pillow
Wake up your damned relatives
Because they’re sittin’ in a parlor room
With way too many elephants
They can’t see the light of day
Because the sun’s blocked out
And it won’t be much longer now
Before the rocks cry out…
With pachyderms, you better learn how to tell ‘em apart…
The difference between the back of the barn
Or the front of the Ark


And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 - (Ephesians 2:1-10 ESV)

Soli Deo Gloria,
Shon
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