Craving God’s Word

God’s word works in powerful ways

The word it fills our craving hearts, we see our need, that’s where it starts
It’s the antiseptic to our sin, that we apply to wounds within
The power that can change us all, from trembling souls to saints like Paul
God’s truth, His essence, penned in words, communicates what we have heard
That word applied to all our lives, directs His body far and wide
God’s word, with skill like surgeon’s knife, will cleanse and heal our hearts tonight
God’s word will deal with us in truth, though we be aged or just a youth
O God, our minds with wisdom fill, to lead and guide, protect us still
God’s word was spoken to endure, protect us from the Devil’s lure
God’s word with wisdom fills our minds, to keep our lives between the lines
The straight and narrow we must walk, of God’s truth our mouths will talk
To God’s truth we will respond, to suffer as He leads us on

By Justin Ogden
Copyright October 19, 2017


Your Life Song

For one who is struggling

My friend, I send this word to you, to give you strength and pull you through

Discouragement, it holds you tight, although I pull with all my might

You need a stronger hand than mine, not of this world, something divine

The help you need is in God’s word, God spoke it and you’ve also heard

It’s written here, inside this book, now all you need to do is look

And so I now encourage you, to trust in God, His word is true

Though life is full of hurt, dismay, we’re looking for a better day

We point our souls up to the sky, where we will never ask, But Why

Our brief experience on this sod, prepares us for our life with God

So here and now, are sufferings, trials, but your reward be glory, smiles

So may these words, both true, divine, free you from the ties that bind

And may the song He’s put in you, carry you your whole life through

Continue the fight, trust God’s Son, He’ll lead you through till the victory’s won

Watch Him work your whole life long, you’ll praise Him through your own Life Song

By Justin Ogden Copyright August 3, 2017

My Offense

My dear offense, how well you guard me, keep me from the Master’s use

My attitude is often raw, see, for I suffer much abuse

Quick to tell me when I’m faulted, faithful as a friend you are

Lest I stray from your control, you never leave the door ajar

You safely keep me, blanket wrapped, in my cocoon and unaware

Of drawing on abundant living, and all that I could richly share

You guard my heart from all the knowledge, that God sends from up above

And all the help I could provide, if I’d let others feel my love

I often wish I could draw nearer, nearer to the God I love

Wishing I could see His likeness, like the angels up above

One day soon I might be able, unlock this fortress door of mine

Step into the light of day, and sit down with the Lord to dine

That old offense has many reasons why I shouldn’t go outside

But I see the Son is shining, that’s the place I should abide

As I lift my hands to praise, I see a fist and not a palm

God, unclench my weary fingers, touch me with Thy healing balm

Offense has held me long enough, my heart is yearning to be free

God’s power frees me from my fortress, offense has been my enemy

Now I see that I’ve been failing, to conform to God’s command

Obedience will bring me near Him, and to trust His mighty hand

Jesus’ warmth is bathing over me, welcomes me to my new world

Fear’s control is but a memory, I see the Master’s plan unfurled

Now I’m free to do His bidding, useful am I in God’s hand

Giving to the body strength, exhorting them to take a stand

Pour into the lives of others, ministry with great appeal

Enabled to fulfill my calling, serve the Lord with lots of zeal

Disciple making’s now a passion, the Spirit’s work is fresh and new

My quiet time is filled with power, what God controls He does imbue

I’ve repurposed that old door, no longer focused on myself 

Put offense into the fortress, put my pride up on the shelf

I rarely ever go to visit, don’t have a need for them at all

Living life up to the max, with Jesus daily life’s a ball

By Justin Ogden & Bev McColluch

Copyright February 26, 2017