Monday, October 20, 2014

If The Devil Comes A Calling



This is my most recently written song. Written in a fun country style.

If The Devil Comes A Calling
by: Andrew Robert Allen

I've been pretty good at sinning I've got that figured out
There ain't too much that I've done you'd tell your mama bout
I'm really good at being bad everyone agrees
but who I was ain't who I am no I ain't the same me

So if the devil comes a calling tell him I'm not here
I've spent too many nights with him drowning all my fears
but now I'm friends with Jesus and we've got other plans
so if the devil comes a calling you can tell him I ain't here

I ain't too big on preachers you can bet I've had my doubts
but once I stopped to listen and finally heard him out
my rowdy days had run there course and that's the honest truth
cause when Jesus comes a calling what else can you do?

So if the devil comes a calling tell him I'm not here
I've spent too many nights with him drowning all my fears
but now I'm friends with Jesus and we've got other plans
so if the devil comes a calling you can tell him I ain't here

I'm not always perfect, sometimes I still fall
but Jesus has me covered when I'm up against a wall
You might shake your head or even laugh at me
but don't knock it till you try it cause then you just might sing

If the devil comes a calling tell him I'm not here
I've spent too many nights with him drowning all my fears
but now I'm friends with Jesus and we've got other plans
so if the devil comes a calling you can tell him I ain't here

Monday, October 06, 2014

Shooting Straight With God

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Photo from Wikimedia

Have you ever experienced seasons of life where you're discontent with a job, a relationship (or lack thereof), living situation, unfulfilled hope, family, social life, health concern or just having a bad day? That should cover all of us. I've found that sometimes I'll turn something like this over and over in my mind and may passingly mention it when talking with God but don't really engage with him about it.


This could be due to functional distrust in Him, frustration that circumstances haven't changed, or even stubbornness or lack of taking action though there are steps that can be taken. I've found that it's best to just level with God and tell Him exactly how you feel about the situation. It's not like He doesn't already know but it allows you to be intellectually honest and get your thoughts and feelings on the table so that you can work through them with Him.

There can be a perception that we need to be pious anytime we approach God or talk to Him. And while we should absolutely have respect toward Him, He knows you at the depths of your soul so it's best to at least acknowledge where you're at so you can have an honest conversation and not just say nice little prayers from time to time. By doing so, you can get down to business and allow Him to guide and give you insight that you might not experience otherwise.

Be real and just shoot straight with God. Remember, He loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to experience life abundantly. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." -John 10:10

In pursuit of His best,

Andrew
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