He stood up just for me
The Son of Man who set me free
When I was called before the throne
He interceded for the one He calls His own
When into the Heavenly realm I tread
Released from this world of worry and dread
There standing with His arms opened wide
He beckoned me gently to come to His side
Behold, He spoke, this sheep before you
He held on to the hope that is true
My child, my brother has come home to me
This vision is the hope that I long to see
To hear Him call me by my new name
Forever transformed, never the same
With all sorry and tears gently wiped away
When called Home, forever to stay
Well done good and faithful servant I long to hear
To be with My Father, no longer shedding tears
Looking up into My Lord Jesus’ loving face
And being held in His loving embrace
No more sorrow, no more fear
This is the hope that I hold so dear
Storms of life will come and go
But this is the hope my heart knows
I feel lonely, but I am never alone
Because Jesus calls me one of His own
A sheep under The Shepherd protective care
So valued that He has numbered each of my hairs
My flesh does not allow me to always obey
At times my tongue speaks what I should not say
Yet His grace is sufficient even for me
When my heart cries out a repenting plea
I know that my righteousness is a filthy rag
But that does not cause my hope and faith to sag
Even when I struggle to feel His touch
I know He loves me so very much
He calls me precious and loves me so
I am not worthy this truth I know
But still for me He endured it all
Now this sheep can heed His call
As displayed in the passing of Stephen
Jesus stood up when he went to Heaven
That too for me, someday will be
Because Jesus stood up just for me
Brothers and Sisters,
I feel that my writing of late is painting a dark picture, but that is not my intention. I write to the glory of God. This gift of perception and expression are tools for His ministry. I feel called to be open before man so that God can be seen shining through my life. My flesh will always war with my spirit and I still have much learning and growing to do. I ask that you only look at the dark to see the Light.
I know that my situations are but training for my soul. It is these tests of faith that make us grow in the Lord. There are times when we need a little darkness to see the Light fully. I am praying that these works I post are showing more of God’s glory than of my “groaning” and “complaining”.
I am not happy to be where I am physically. I do not take pleasure in all of the situations my life has me in. But I am joyful in my spirit. I am thankful in my situations. God is good all the time and I believe this fully in my heart. No matter how big the mountain or how deep the valley, it is in my path for the Lord loves me enough to let me grow.
I may not always be the “joy-joy happy guy”, but my heart is ever singing praises to My Father. Each breath I take in faith, I know that I am getting that much closer to that promised hope.
I am humbled that the Lord has chosen my life to be glorified in. I am humbled that He loves me enough to see me through these trials. I pray to continue on in this world long enough to spread the Gospel as the Lord will have me.
I know that I am called in this life to be a minister for the Lord. I know I am far from where I started and far from where I am going. I humbly accept these trials as training for that ministry. At times I think I am already ministering when I get comments and messages from the people whose lives the Lord has allowed me to touch.
Continue to pray for me (as I will continue to pray for you). I accept your comfort because it is the love of the church and that is one of the purposes of the gift of fellowship. I ask that you do not, however, feel sorry for me because this is not a bad place to be in, walking with the Lord. I am exactly where the Lord wants me and experience exactly what I need to draw closer to the Lord. Pray for my continued growth. Pray for my family for peace and faith. Pray, children of God, that our works are reaching souls.
My writings, my lessons, my thoughts, and my all are not about me. My life is not about me. Everything I do or say is for the glory of the Lord. More and more each day I am able to put God before all things. More and more I get to glorify the Lord and sing praises to My Father.
There is and will be times when I stumble and my faith may falter, but those are the times that my weakness is revealed to show God is strong. My weakness strengthens my faith. So when you read of my weakness, when you read of my sorrow praise God for those are the times He is most visible to me and all who read what He allows me to share.
Christian! I love your name. And your writings (I read from the most recent back, because right now I don't have a computer, so have to use my sister's) ... your writings make me think of "Christian" in "Pilgrim's Progress." He had trials too, and struggles and temptations, on his path of Christian life. He stumbled and fell. The Lord picked him up. He didn't give up; although he was tempted to. He came out triumphant to the end of his path....I think you do a good job of bringing the painful truth to light for your readers. I am sure many will be blessed by your ministry. .. Helen
I love the title to this poem. It touched my heart the moment I saw it. God has stood up for us so many times. Even times we are not aware of. There was a time I almost lost my mind but God stood up for me. This poems excites me. Thanks so much for sharing. God bless you.
"Bless you! My child" You are in the hands of the potter and thats the best place to be. Keep reaching souls for Christ.
'I pray to continue on in this world long enough to spread the Gospel as the Lord will have me.' This is my prayer too. Thanks for sharing.
Christian, first let me say, I agree with the others. And,I, like you, hope others do not feel sorry for me when I write of troubles in my life. Poets must express themselves, and Christians must give testimonies.
Now, this quote from you: To hear Him call me by my new name As I read this, it came to me, perhaps the reason God will give us a new name is because we have not always made our name on earth honorable. So, because we are forgiven of our earthly sins, our beginning of dwelling in Heaven will be fresh and new, including our names. Isn't that a wonderful thought? Thomas
Christian, Always remember; it is in our weakness that He is made strong. I don't see your writing as "complaining" - I see you drawing closer and closer to your Father for the strength only He can give. You are glorifying Him and He is pleased. Keep the faith. In Christ's Love,
Brother. Let me say that again... Brother. MY Brother, we're all in the same "boat" so to speak. It helps me more than anything just to know that God raises up the basest of men into kingship. Otherwise, we'd be eating at the table with the Pharisees. I want to quote something from both you and from myself. From
'He Stood Up Just For Me': "...the Lord loves me enough to let me grow." Yes, He sure does. And even more than that, He loves us too much to NOT let us grow. And paraphrased from 'Beyond Damascus': "I have called you 'warrior.' Even warriors fall. But they get up again." You are a mighty warrior in Christ and I am PROUD to call you BROTHER. I see God's hand on your works and on you. I thank Him that I am so blessed to "hear" your witness. You are a very special blessing to me.