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Knowing You Are Near

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Knowing You Are Near

I sometimes fail to thank you, Lord, for all the things you do Like the special way you pick me up when I’m feeling blue. You made a promise long ago that you would not forsake Now you’re with me, precious Savior – every step I take. I know for sure there is a place, deep inside of me, A place of joy and comfort, all because of Thee I’ve come to know the comfort of having you so near And Satan’s power is limited – Of him I have no fear. I’ve seen the ones you’ve chosen down through history. Do things that they shouldn’t -- there was no mystery. Sometimes they’d let their guard down and Satan would step in. Righteousness was always there to make sure they would win. You are the only sinless man to walk here on this earth, You showed what Adam was meant to be long before your birth. You came to make atonement for all of mankind’s sin And on that tree you made us free to live and sin again. So I will take all my sins and lay them at your feet Your grace and mercy covers them and makes my life complete. Sin cannot outrun forgiveness, no matter what we hear And comfort can be taken in knowing you are near. Writer’s note: Mercy is when God does not give us what we surely deserve Grace is when God gives us that which we surely do not deserve. Written By John Posey 12/27/12

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 8:46:00 AM
    superb stuff Jake, really enjoyed it , so well put together, really beauty to behold. God bless, Gordon

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:45:00 AM
    What a beautiful way to express God's Grace for us in words. Sometimes ( as humans still in the process of being built up) we forget the temptations of life that Satan throws our way. God has won that battle long ago for us-- His Grace and Mercy are what define us from other religions. I think that "Grace" is the word that I would use to describe our God. My write on"The Greatest Battle ever fought" based on Revelations 12, is the battle we can be sure of that is God's victory over satan.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Awe. :) this is so lovely and heart warming. Thank you for sharing another splendid piece with us here on the Soup! Hugs xo

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Beautiful write Jake. So thankful for His mercy and grace!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 2/3/2013 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Bethany. Your comments are encouraging and always inspirational. Love Ya much...... Jake
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:30:00 PM
    cool thoughts thanks for sharing xoxo pd

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/29/2012 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD, sweetheart, thanks for your comment. I just needed to vent in a very special way.... Love Ya, ...... Jake
  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:26:00 PM
    So good, Jake. That is what mercy and grace are all about. He is all that to everyone. That's the beauty of it. Love ya, Toquyen

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/29/2012 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Toquyen, dearest, I appreciate all your comments on my work.... Sometimes I just need to put things in perspective..... Love Ya.... Jake