Life is like a Candle Slowly Fading Out

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Life is like a Candle Slowly Fading Out

Daylight dies like a flickering candle that slowly melts itself away

Were like burning wax because we get on fire for God who lights the way

Then we slowly step back and drip to nothing as life slides from our hands

Our faith comes and goes like the wind that breaks forth with commands


Why do we let ourselves fade into obscurity, never to be seen again

This candle that depicts our lives will eventually burn out by our sin

We cannot continue to watch as this tiny flame dissolves to smoke

The world is burning out the light that we need to use as a way to choke

The devil’s scheme that he unveils when were much too weak to move

His disguise will be revealed because He has something he wants to prove


However, when things don’t happen the we plan for them to go in life?

We point the blame at God and say he put us through this pain and strife

Again the candle dims to where its barely lit and to the point its not seen

This shows how little our faith is and how we don’t even care to lean

On the promises of God who designed this earth with a purposeful plan

He knows every detail as small as can be and He gave us the Son of Man

So how can we say the world revolves around something other than Him

Without the creator, we have nothing to show for and our future is dim


You sparked the cosmos with your hands of greatness stretching out

Over bodies of waters and mountains that have no boundaries to count

Time has no place in Your world where years seem to only feel like hours

I’m standing here alone ready to witness how your love truly empowers

The vastness of space that rest between our bodies below and sky above

Never have I encountered anything as amazing as Your gift of love

That shines through like a burst of sunlight that heats my skin so intense

That it burns me from inside and fills my heart that has become so immense


A satisfaction too amazing for words to describe this awesome wonder

It will hit you like a bolt of lightning and shake you like a clap of thunder

Souls will glow like the moon and be charged by celestial energy in the air

We will fall face down before the face of God whose presence is everywhere


Our tongues will sting like venom from the words of praise that we let out

Curious eyes will shift their attention to see what our lives are really about

Our hearts will be targets for criticism but were fueled with spiritual emotions

That will crush the enemy so he gets a taste of scripture and loving devotions

Cause we cannot back down when we start to feel all this pressure grow inside

Let your faith move mighty mountains and destroy the devil that finds ways to hide


Take charge of your life for it can melt away like the wax from a candle

Without the strength of God in me I don’t believe that I could handle

This world that tortures my beliefs and mocks my God who is alive

I can feel His mighty power surge throughout my body that waits to arrive

In His most glorious Kingdom where souls are united after they die

So receive salvation which is the doorway to heaven where we’ll fly

Reborn with new flesh, a renewed spirit and a hope that won’t ever end

A beautiful garden filled with souls that are welcomed by this perfect friend

Brett Fletcher

3/2/2011

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am2anangel commented on Life is like a Candle Slowly Fading Out

03-08-2011

great visual write. loved the candle metaphor. well done as always. -Tonya

Worthless commented on Life is like a Candle Slowly Fading Out

03-07-2011

ANd that is so true and the saddest of is no matter what we say and think and try to act in Godly ways, we always seem to neglect that our Father sent a savior to die for our sins and we don't give him enough thanks and praise and when we get angry we forget or are just to pissed to pray... Please, tell me i ain't the only one who thinks this way? Thru it all and even with the doubts the Devil burns into our brains, We are saved, those of us who try and beleive and who are saved just by knowing a beleiver and follower of Christ...

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