It's all in our choices, we make them, each day
These options come before us as we ask, "Which way?"
We need Someone to guide us to Truth in this quest.
"Come unto Me", He said, "And I'll give you sweet rest!"
So, let's trade out the darkness of sin to the light.
Replacing death with life and receiving new sight.
Take hell and judgment; substitute grace and power.
See the thorn, or smell the flower.
If we focus on pain, we'll be ravished by lack.
Let's swap it for the wholeness that He took on His back.
Taking our pain and weakness; choosing to be whole and strong.
Exchanging our weeping for dancing and for singing His song!
Ignorance and confusion transform to wisdom and clear thinking.
If we focus on His Word, we'll rise above and not be lost and sinking.
Fear and doubt, let's trade them out for faith and hope, today.
We'll listen and be careful; very careful what we say!
May we take cold and heartless for warmth and caring instead?
Our hopelessness shall turn into hope, for this is what He said!
And when we're sad and lonely; He'll give us joy and peace.
Not focusing on our lack, our prosperity will surely increase.
There's love for hate, so we'll love others and forgive.
In His presence, all anger is gone and we'll learn how to truly live.
And forgiveness can be easy with His Spirit to guide.
His power to cast away fear when He is by our side.
So, as the worm becomes a pretty butterfly;
We'll become free; if we get rid of the big "I"!
Yes, we'll invite the Lord Jesus there in our place.
"The Great Exchange" is easy when we look upon His face.
The love that He has for us will lift us from despair.
We'll repent of pride and selfishness as we go to Him in prayer.
He will fill our hearts with delight as we become humble and meek.
Exchanging our darkness into light for He is who we seek.
Like Moses, or David, or Paul in his cell.
We'll sing the high praises and worship Him well.
For He has taken our lives that were once filled with sin
Cleansed and redeemed us so that NEW LIFE can begin.
"Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
"…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18)
"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:33)
The Great Exchange