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Freedom From the Truth is…

Today I was contemplating how easy it is to say we believe in God, and how hard it is to remember we are called to live by the standards his only Son set for us.  In Matthew 4 Jesus is tempted by his enemy Satan. We are tempted today, and distracted, and dumbed down by the same enemy. We shrug off God’s call for holiness because it seems too unreasonable, or perhaps impossible, and settle instead for a mediocre, grey kind of darkness where we can still make our own choices, and feel free. Free but blind. Freedom from the truth is living in the dark. “What fellowship can light have with darkness?” ( 2 Cor. 6:14b NIV). Believers need to be making hard, difficult, illuminating, holy choices.

“Freedom From the Truth is…”

VS 1: Don’t let him in to bring you down,

to dangle his temporary crowns,

and whisper his sweet and clever sounds of freedom.

He offers the finest wine of lies,

and scoffs at the thought of sacrifice.

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CH: But freedom from the truth is living in the dark

and living in the dark is death. (repeat)

VS 2: Don’t let him in to build you up,

to dazzle you with the prideful cup,

and welcome your screams of “NOT ENOUGH” freedom.

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Indulgency is his King my friend, called freedom?

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and living in the dark is death. (repeat)

BRIDGE: There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death,    paraphrased Prov. 14:12

 

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Keeping the Faith

“Keeping the Faith” is a song I penned back in 2002. It is unique and special for three reasons. First, it came to me through prayer. Secondly, I knew it meant for a specific couple, who were serving overseas at the time. Thirdly, it has become a song of inspiration for my new book entitled: The Faith Keeper. I like to sum this song story up as a picture of the body of Christ, and what we can accomplish together….

Sheet music is available and posted.

Hope you enjoy the lyrics,

bookmarkWe’ll be the song, He is the voice

You are the hands, and we made a choice

to carry our cross where ever we go

Keeping the Faith until we get home

We’ll whisper prayers the spirit brings

You’ll lift the hearts of the suffering

Together we’ll love the lost and alone

Keeping the faith until we get home

Keeping the Faith, fighting the fight

We’ll run the race into the night

And long down the road when our hearts break

We’ll finally know the Keeper of Faith

©Cindy Palin July 16, 2002