No Song Without Him

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1-4 (NASB)

Over a pounding pulse,
I hear the enemy
accusing me of being a fake,
of not living up to my Christian faith
condemning me with past wounds.
The words linger in my ears and on my soul
striking a chord with the ugly face of my old self,
echoing in a pit of noises.
Shame’s tempo chimes in
clanging to a new crescendo.
The clashing of
flesh
and Spirit.

In the midst of chaos, a still small voice
resonates a tone all its own.
God brings to remembrance
His unending love for me,
a sinner.
He knows I am His
although
I sometimes forget.
His mercy brings me to my knees
in repentance
and His sweet grace
washes me clean.
He is as faithful as always.

The great conductor of my life’s melody
calls me to focus
and in harmony
leads me in a new song,
with notes
already written
on my heart.

Poetry Type: Free Verse

More Free Verse found here and here.

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17 Comments

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17 responses to “No Song Without Him

  1. Very beautiful poetry. God is so merciful to us and it is something we sometimes forget.

    Your blog is very inspirational and beautiful. Keep it up!

  2. Hey Scotti! Great to see you writing again. I especially like the symbolism of the “great conductor”. It really appeals to the musician in me. Praying for Him to reveal the song of my heart.

    Blessings to you.

    David.

  3. Sylvia

    “With notes already written on my heart”. Just beautiful Scotti, like the whole poem. You are such an inspiration and rich blessing to me.

  4. Scotti

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! One of my favorite scripture verses is 1 John 1:9. God is so faithful and merciful to forgive us when we confess our sins. I was just noticing the wording in the Amplified Version and love how it states that God is continuously cleansing us from unrightiousness.

    “If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].”

    Peace and Blessings,
    Scotti

  5. Scotti

    Hi David,

    I sure miss your blog updates but it’s great to hear from you! May the Lord bless you with a new song!

    Psalm 96:1-3
    Oh, sing to the LORD a new song!
    Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
    Sing to the LORD, bless His name;
    Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
    Declare His glory among the nations,
    His wonders among all peoples.

  6. Scotti

    Hi Sylvia!

    I wish you had a blog so I could visit you there! 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comments. It’s an amazing thing when God writes His Words on our hearts and brings them to remembrance when we need them. Our hearts were made to praise Him!

    God Bless,
    Scotti

  7. Hi Scotti,

    Your poem is so full of truth. The devil brings condemnation but the Lord, through His Word and through his Spirit, always reminds us that we are the redeemed blood washed beloved children of the King of Kings!

    Blessings to you,
    Cathy

  8. Scotti

    Hi Cathy!

    I have a lot of catching up to do on your blogs…trying to get back into ‘blogger mode’ after several months away. Your comment is so encouraging to me. Thank you!

    God Bless,
    Scotti

  9. Hi Scotti!
    Welcome back to blogging. Nice to read your beautiful poetry again. So much truth in this one, it hits at the core of the gospel. His sweet grace indeed washes us clean.

  10. people4people

    Great poem it really resonates with me, personally I feel really guilty from the many sins i commit even on my “best” of days. It almost feels like walking uphill with a burden too heavy, a cross that seems to gnaw on my shoulder from its weight. But God is faithful to cleanse and remind us of who we are in Christ. Thanks for this one Scotti, really encouraging!! Like you’ve pointed out its really only God’s Grace which makes the burden’s light and takes away the condemnation. God bless you Scotti!!

  11. Fantastic! A great reminder that we are mired in the world but saved by His grace.

  12. Scotti

    @Maxine – I appreciate you taking the time to comment. So glad to be back in the Lindenville Cafe and should do a better job keeping up with your blog now! I love your writing. God Bless!

    @Mwiya – On many days, it can be a moment by moment choice. Do I take every thought captive and make them obedient to Christ or do I ‘take the bait’ so to speak and get wrapped up in a worldly situation that doesn’t bring glory to God? This is a reality even on my ‘best days’. BTW, thank you so much for your excellent comment on my ‘About Page’. That is one of the most thorough explanations of God’s grace and sovereignty throughout the Old Testment as I have ever seen in such a small space. God’s peace with you always!

    @Matt – the world can draw us down like a mirey pit and it is only God’s grace that can lift us out! Blessings!

  13. looseassociations

    our secret? that we prayed a lot? that we made the right choice? that we were willing?

    no…. our secret: we are sinners. God receives all glory!

    and praise to Him for your talent in this God-glorifying poetry! 🙂

    • Scotti

      So true…only by the grace of God.

      I was reading Romans 8:6 in the Amplified Version this morning.

      “Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].”

  14. people4people

    Praise God, I hope that perhaps all we wrote may be of benefit to the one it was directed to. God bless you 🙂

  15. love the last stanza and look forward to new songs…

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