6-16-17 Rend Your Heart

rend your heart

12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Joel 2:12-13 KJV

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It matters not at all how bad you are,

How much a mess your life has turned into;

Your sinful life may seem the worse by far,

But God can still forgive, repent anew.

Turn even to the Lord with all your heart,

And turn away for good your evil ways.

If you’re not penitent don’t even start;

Remorse should be authentic, not a phrase.

Then fast and weep and mourn if you’re sincere;

You should not show it to the world at all.

Repentance rends the heart with woe and fear;

You don’t deserve forgiveness from your fall.

But God is merciful and gracious, too;

If you’re contrite the Lord will pardon you.

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11-12-14 Liberty

rending of the veil by rachel davison

Before the Spirit of the Lord descends,

The moment you choose Jesus as your King,

A veil of bondage shrouds you toward an end

Of bitterness and hell beyond death’s sting.

But when His Presence fills your empty heart,

The grace of God will come to rend the veil,

And Oh, the joy this freedom shall impart

Just cannot be described on any scale!

The chains of sin are shattered with His love,

And darkness is dispelled forever more;

The Spirit of the Savior from above

Brings liberty you’ve never known before.

A blind man once in faith reached out his hand,

And with a touch from Christ had vision grand.

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Where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is liberty.

2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV