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FACE TO FACE: Intimate Moments with God 6/05

Posted on | June 5, 2016 | Comments Off on FACE TO FACE: Intimate Moments with God 6/05

Scripture reading: Psalm 103:1–14

If Only . .

 

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away;

behold, the new has come. (II Corinthians 5:17)

 

Now that I’m old and fairly wise And see my past with different eyes, I sometimes wonder what I’d do

If I could live my life anew.

 

If only I could start again

But this time by the Master’s plan, I wonder what my world would be If a new start were given me.

 

If I could just turn back the clock To when my ship was still in dock Before it sailed and set its course . . .

If only . . . O the deep remorse.

 

If I could go again to school Back when I broke most every rule

And remake choices I regret . . . The damage done is with me yet.

 

But now I’m older, and I’m stuck Deep in my self-inflicted muck.

To hope for change at this late date Seems cruel. So I’ll accept my fate.

 

And then a Voice spoke to my heart: “You can have a brand new start! Confess your sin and trust in Me,

A new creation you will be!”

 

“The Spirit, water and the blood Will triumph like a mighty flood,

And from the past you’ll be set free To find your true identity.”

 

“Although the past can’t be erased Its pull on you can be replaced

By God’s great power to help you cope So that your future’s bright with hope.”

 

Now that I’m old and fairly wise And see ahead with different eyes, I sometimes wonder what I’ll be For God’s own Spirit lives in me!

 

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

—Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

 

point to ponder In this world it is never too late to have a new beginning.

prayer focus Someone who is a slave to their past.

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