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The Debt

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 9:39 AM

A great debt was owed that I could not repay
On a Cross with three nails Jesus took it away

Sin no longer my master I am finally free
At last living the life GOD intended for me

Things once dreaded are now my delight
As I enjoy this life of walking in the light

But old ways and habits continue to call
No one will notice if you stumble and fall

In a moment of weakness a bad choice is made
Too late I realize that I have been played

Too ashamed to admit and confess my sin
Powerless to resist I do it again

Secret faults and presumptous sin take control
As chains of guilt and pride bind my soul

Lies cover truth as I pretend all is good
But I know in my heart I'm not living as I should

Things I once enjoyed now I dread
Outwardly I live but inside I am dead

Disgusted with myself for living a lie
Finally I go to the Lord and cry

Acknowledging my sin nothing was hid
Confessing to the Lord all that I did

When an honest and open heart begins to pray
Once again grace restores what sin took away

GOD expects perfection not flawlessness
Repentance is a key part of godliness

The forgiveness you receive is the forgiveness you give
Those who learn this truth will abundantly live


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beautiful....encouraging and so true...

-- Posted by sunnydaze on Tue, May 31, 2011, at 2:31 PM

Awesome!! Reminds me of a chorus we often sing,

"He paid a Debt He Did Not Owe"-

He paid a debt He did not owe;

I owed a debt I could not pay;

I needed someone to wash my sins away.

And, now, I sing a brand new song,

"Amazing Grace."

Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

He paid that debt at Calvary.

He cleansed my soul and set me free.

I'm glad that Jesus did all my sins erase.

I, now, can sing a brand new song,

"Amazing Grace."

Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

One day He's coming back for me

To live with Him eternally.

Won't it be glory to see Him on that day!

I, then, will sing a brand new song,

"Amazing Grace."

Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

Yes, Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

Ellis J. Crum

Thank God for Grace that Pardons and Purifies due to a Debt paid on Calvary!!

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Jun 2, 2011, at 3:55 PM

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