Burn the Bridges

Burn the bridges

To your old life

Cut the ropes

That once entangled you

 

The old thoughts

That creep like mould

That condemn, that judge

Put them in their place

 

Your old ways have been shed

Like a cocoon from a butterfly

In you shines gold

That is the real you

 

The old you, the old chains, the old ways

Perished in the grave

Now risen eternal

Is the certainty of a better future

Fiery Darts

Accusing darts fired relentlessly

A hailstorm of fiery arrows

A flurry of lies that pierce to the heart

A flurry of lies that cut to the bone

 

Are we resisting this onslaught?

Or are we standing by passively?

Accepting this barrage of baseless guilt

Letting it define our identity

 

Wake up!

The punishment has already been taken

Our guilt has been transferred

Jesus takes all of our blame

 

So lift up your shield of faith

And bat every lie away

Never forget what Christ has done

Never let guilt from the past define you

Reject the Lies

I am not worthless

I am not an outcast

I am not hopeless

I am not hated

 

Depart from me empty lies

No longer will I tolerate you

You try to degrade me, to bring me to my knees in shame

But I will not yield

I will stand strong in what Christ has done for me

 

My God will tear down the strongholds you have made

His Love will heal the scars you left

What you convinced me to hide, He will call back to the light

In His acceptance will I find peace

And I will revel in the truth about myself

 

I am holy

I am righteous

I am redeemed

I am restored

The Chalice

Drink from my chalice

Temptation whispers

Feel its silken texture

In the palm of your hand

 

Come and be a king, he oozes

Dine with the finest metalwork

Drink away your sorrows

From my fountain of passions

 

Gaze on its intricate carvings

Be transfixed by its glow

Let the sweet smell

Tickle the belly of your desires

 

But as you put it to your lips

You taste a sharp tang

The bitter sting of poison

And you know that he lied

 

Part 2- The Wooden Cup- to follow…