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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Guard Your Heart (06/08/12)

TITLE: Lock And Key
By Laura Chambers
06/13/12


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I got a lock and key
Carry Ďem everywhere with me
Oneís hooked on my heart
Otherís on a chain around my neck
ĎCause Iím not ready yet
To give just anyone the access
You got to get past me
And the only other one who holds the key

Itís one thing to care about you
But quite another to take my cues
From somebody I donít trust yet
To shape my actions and have no regrets
Itís not being picky, childish or unfair
Matter of fact, au contraire
Realizing only Jesus is perfect
Heís the one Iím gonna trust to protect

I got a lock and key
Carry Ďem everywhere with me
Got a big sign on my door
ďNo junk mail please anymoreĒ
ĎCause Iím tired of admitting everyone
I show grace but a line must be drawn
Between love and letting sin rub off on me
When God is working to make me holy

He is the one I turn to
He is the one I look to
For direction when I need it
If you donít want to be it
Donít feed it
Donít feed it
All you have to do is follow Jesus


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Mary Knoll Santos06/16/12
I enjoyed this piece. Esp:"I got a lock and key
Carry Ďem everywhere with me
Got a big sign on my door
ďNo junk mail please anymoreĒ
ĎCause Iím tired of admitting everyone
I show grace but a line must be drawn
Between love and letting sin rub off on me
When God is working to make me holy"

This is really the "doing" on our part-- trusting and obeying God's instructions carefully.
Blessings!
CD Swanson 06/17/12
Praise God! Loved this...Amen & Amen. Beautifuly job. God bless~
Allison Egley 06/18/12
Nice job!

I had a bit of trouble with the rhythm/line length, because since some of it rhymed, I was expecting more uniform lines, length wise. On the other hand, it read as a song, so it worked. :D

Thanks for the reminder to guard your heart in this way.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/21/12
I really like this. I'm not super musical but I could almost sing this in a country sort of tune. It shows a lot of wisdom and maturity and would be a great example for the teens of today.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/21/12
Congratulations for ranking 7th in level two!