What is the defining line between guilt and conviction?
I am thankful for both feelings, whether the definitions are alike or not.
It gives me a feeling of crying so hard, that once I start, I can’t stop.
It’s okay if it messes up my makeup, I don’t care.
I feel as if a weight has been lifted off my chest.
It’s not one of those corny weights that people sigh after…to show their “difficulty”.
A night of that feeling leaves me looking a little like this…
The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
—1 Samuel 2:6-7
I love love. I love being in love. I don’t care what it does to me.
I can’t help but think something good will come of this
I feel confused and my hope has been abused
Until I see the plan, I will trust that You have it all figured out
I’m not angry or upset
I’m indifferent and shocked
I think you would’ve liked this
I love and miss you Uncle Tim
I can only pray that you received the best….
O Lord how I would love to sing for you face to face.
So, I was thinking about the point of swearing. Not just because I never have or will do it, just the idea of it. My mother once told me when I was younger that people swear only because they can’t think of anything of intelligent to say. Even since then, that is the only thought that arises in my head when I hear someone swear. Now I still associate with people who swear since I can think of only a handful of other students at my school who don’t, but I was just thinking of the point. Are they words that mean anger or frustration? Not really. One means butt or donkey. One means female dog. One means poop. One even means pee. Like I don’t understand how such pointless and downright gross words are used in such offensive and hurtful ways. I do not condone the action of swearing, nor will I ever. I was and still am terrified of sounding dumb by the words that come out of my mouth, so I never even dared swearing, as I sound stupid enough without adding those words to my vocabulary. I would feel more offensive to someone calling them (excuse me) retarded, because that to me is just mean. Why make fun of someone else’s condition just to express your anger or frustration? It’s truly pathetic the lows that people stoop to, to get their point across.
My thought on the matter is, I want to start praising people on what they do well when they are angry at me. Let me think of an example….Okay, so there is a girl that attends school with me and she is honestly the most unkind human I have ever come in contact with. She continually is saying vulgar, hateful things about me and everyone else she comes in contact with. Maybe next time she says something hurtful to me, I will just yell in her face, “YOU ARE AN AMAZING SINGER!”
maybe that will work.
Or when I become frustrated with someone and their actions, I will just yell “YOU ARE SO AWESOME AND FUNNY, HAHAHAHAHA!”
maybe that will work.
There just has to be a more positive outlook on the action of swearing, like what is the point….really.
Keith Green- The Sheep and the Goats <3
I would never forget that face…
Song: “How He Loves” - David Crowder Band
Image from: eng1and
I will never stop.