True Love

Jopana’s Journey

Father, I know Thou hast told me,
Thou hast totally forgiven me,
And I wholly believe Thee, but I don’t feel worthy,
To even be called Thy son.

It is under the Son of God, I have been adopted in,
And after the resurrection, after I’ve thrived to the end,
Having proved true, then I will be physically begotten too,
Thus becoming Thy literal son, for my complete soul will be wholly made new.

We all must grow up into a narrowing of focus, until we reach the other side,
Where we come out into the light, which then widens.
For as we are all in The Great Christ, we too must die,
But in the Father, all shall be made alive.

Now is our test, and we must do our very best,
As Thou dost make up all the rest, in restoring us,
To a perfect brightness of spirit, intelligence, love,
Body and soul, to inherit, sealed as one whole.

For in Christ Jesus, we all want to be, a member in His sacred soul,
For we all play an important role.
So please Lord, help us all be true in Thee, sanctified,
For in Thy blood, our life’s supply, we too must die.

Thou hast all the secrets of these, in Thy master eternal plan,
So please, don’t let go of our desperate hands.
With the building blocks of the eternities, our families, I know we can,
Like the good ground beneath our feet, have our lives so sweet.

The atonement of our Lord, is for each sister and brother,
Which helps bind up our wounds, and our souls to one another.
We need to be united in Thee, for if not, then who are we?
I want my name to be wholly in, Christ Jesus.

Shane

My Grace, I Bow Before Thee Now

My Cup Runneth Over

Your Grace

My Lord, Your Grace, be engraven upon my knees, hands and face.
I do not dwell upon Thy grief, but to find mine own hallowed relief.
My heart shines now, I do adore and bow, causing my wool to be exquisite white.
Thy life in mine, I humbly vow, My Grace, Thou art my true delight!

Grace is a gift of the strength of God,
Bestowed on all those who look upon,
The Lord lifted up, who grants redemption,
Given through faith, unto our salvation.

Jesus took the fault, eternal punishment, pain, and fall,
Bearing with it, all the trials, turmoil, and withdrawals,
Accumulated and manifest, because of our falls.
The Perfect Lamb, slaughtered in shame, pain, and blame for all.

Nothing so excruciating, could ever be done,
For souls whose fatal corruption in enmity, could ever be won,
But by the saving, sacrificing, righteous love of the Holy Son.
Do not ever mock what God has wrought in agony, for fun.

Grace, where art Thou now, my inspiration and power?
Why hast Thou turned Thy face, against my brow?
Art Thou gone, or dost Thou now bow down before dumb idols for naught?
Could it be my unanswered, under achieved, wasted life, sought for but not caught?

May I find my course’s reason,
But for mankind’s very own treason?
Could the way before, though it be not mine,
Be for consumption, of both heart and mind?

For heaven’s sake, please, feed me a supper’s plate,
Which won’t leave me filled with hate,
But instead, bring me love and retreat,
Which just might, through might, I might eat.

For I am empty, eaten, through starvation’s words,
Strategically placed near the slaughter’s cross, cursed.
I await my eternal turn, to follow mine, a martyr’s tale,
To defy all the rest of my life, remaining true, yet to unveil.

Shane

An Exciting New Poem, “Just Off The Press!”

Source

One goal and many choices,
But one is heard among the voices.
We are learning to battle out the bad,
Changing for a new heart that’s glad.

Let’s look at the sources,
There are two opposing forces.
One says come and stay,
The other says get lost, go away.

As we sank down from the trip that lead to misery,
We thought we’d reached the point of no return.
Then we found a lightened destiny,
Which blazed a trail and made us burn.

Purifying flames made us come alive.
Minds were carried through the veil of time.
We were set down again on barren climbs,
Once again aided to cross the jagged divide.

He again resounds, “Come, follow me.”
A simple phrase among the many,
But more profound than any,
And in these words, a precious melody.

We are the ransomed, in a world of the damned,
Reversing the process, giving light and hope to man.
Chosen to do the work of saving lives,
This right we honor, and in it shine.

In living according to His word,
We gain the reward of whom we serve.
We must attain our goal from the right source.
Be sure you are following the right course.

Shane

First Sign

Hello, and a big Welcome to the Shiftless Core Blog!

Every day I wake up and I hear the song.
Over on the mountain is where I belong.
Walking with my guide right by my side,
I’m nailed to the cross but I’m alive!
That’s my first sign!

These are some words that came to me over 20 years ago, when I knew and realized that I must change my life.

My child I’m sorry that you must see misery.
It will turn to joy for you as you hold on to me.
My love like the morning light,
Will set a pace for you just right.
The way before is tried and true,
You can use the truth as living proof.
There is a shortcut I’m showing you,
It’s keeping the commandments for they are true.
That’s my first sign!

All because the Lord knew and drew me in, I was able to come out of the hell I was in, and emerge a new creature, from chrysalis to a beautiful new butterfly. A traveler in metamorphosis, as I sometimes like to call them, a flutterby. Now I’m attempting to share any good gift I can with others.

This is the first sign I’ve received,
I’ve been running blind and deceived.
The first sign I see inside,
Tells me I must kill my pride.
First I must fight the war within,
Give to Him all of my sin.
Become the life He’s living in me,
Break these chains and become free!
That’s my first sign.

As my life began to change, I began to know and feel great hope, and understand and know more fully, the love, power and tender mercies of God the Eternal Father, and His Son Jesus Christ.

It’s truly worth it, so run to the light.
Go forward and embrace everything right.
Give and receive as my servant son.
Be made whole and made at one.
That’s my first sign!

With this said, here are the plans:
• For now, I’m going to post motivating and uplifting poems and messages, to inspire and edify, giving an idea of the kind and quality of Shiftless Core lyrics and brand.
• As things evolve, I plan to get more involved in illustrating the evolution of Shiftless Core, and its progress as a band.
• Once fully up and running, this truly is the place for all Shiftless Core Music News!

Shane

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