Different ground

Walk on trust
different ground

© Meisaan Chan

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Where it belongs

Reserve it for the Lord your riches:
Time
energy
focus
dreams –
leave your gold at the altar,
right where it belongs

© Meisaan Chan

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Because sometimes the night is eternal

Do not fight the dark
– it is what it is –
let your eyes adjust and stretch out your arms
for I do not need light to be seen

© Meisaan Chan

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“Ministry”

So many words talking about you,
almost none talking with you:
My heart was fooled, thinking this was prayer

© Meisaan Chan

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When you are empty

Finite creatures always hit empty!
That is not doom, that is the path!
But where do you go to fill?
Your answer determines everything

© Meisaan Chan

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Keep it moving

This is your new life, says the Lord
so don’t wait for the old one to return;
I’m making improvements

© Meisaan Chan

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Put aside your plans

Put aside your plans
for the Lord is on the move

© Meisaan Chan

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Setting the control (in scientific terms)

Treating an enemy with compassion
highlights where the problem lies

© Meisaan Chan

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Receiving the baton

I take it and swallow hard,
knowing the lineage
but I am ready, and it was passed
so run, dear feet, run

© Meisaan Chan

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In training

Sometimes you need to call out
and call out
and call out
not because God isn’t listening
but because it is an exercise in tenacity
the next needed skill

© Meisaan Chan

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