Not My Will, Not My Way

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Not My Will, Not My Way

 

Life never seem to happen as I see it should, never really as I’ve planned, but as long as I’m in God’s will, I can stand

The eyes of my faith are not as foggy as they once were; in my heart The Father’s only begotten Son has risen, burning away the fog, so I can walk by faith even when I can’t naturally see clear, even when the voice of the enemy is speaking loudly in my ear

My Heavenly Father is revealing to me; His way is better than mine, on the other side of every frustration or disappointment I’ve witnessed God manifest within me a spiritual peace, a inner shine

Now I’m able to wholeheartedly say:

Not My Will, Not My Way

I know, that I know, that I know; God’s not dead, and I trust every word my God has said.

I trust the fact; Father knows best, I believe, I receive, in my Father’s will is total and complete rest

So it’s in Him that I live, move and have my being, no longer moved by what my natural eyes see, but it’s through the eyes of faith that I’m now seeing

This walk of faith is by no means easy, I need the power of God’s Spirit dwelling within me, I need a spiritual ear to hear the words my Heavenly Father’s still, small voice has spoken, the word’s that He may even now say, therefore I need to daily commune and fellowship with Him, I need always to pray, then I can, for the glory set before me boldly say,

Not My Will, Not My Way

 

Romans 12:2 (KJV)

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Photo By: Greg Rakozy

And Be Not Conformed To This World: But Be Ye Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind, That Ye May Prove What Is That Good, And Acceptable, And Perfect Will Of God.

 

Thine Will Father, Not My Will,

Not as the world does Father, but as You would have me to do, in every situation, in every conversation; Father, help me to obey You.

Your Living Word dwells inside of me; and over two thousand years ago, Your Living Word indeed made me free.

Though not free to do all that I please, rather free from the desire to snatch the trinkets the enemy uses to tempt and to tease.

So, as the world move along at a frantic pace, I choose peace and a spirit that’s still, I choose,

Thine Will Father, Not My Will

How Would We Know

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How Would We Know

How would we know God as a Deliverer if we were never bound, how would we know Jesus as the Way if we were never lost with a need to be found, and if we never found ourselves at the foot of that big ol’ mountain going round and round

How would we know our Lord as the Prince of Peace if we were never shaken, if we never experienced a little fear, as a Healer if our hearts were never wounded and we never had to shed a tear

How would we know our Father as Love if we never witnessed the enemy’s hate, how would we know God as an on time God if we move in our own will fearing that, regarding His promises, God is running behind, He’s late, when God wants us to be still and know, and on Him faithfully, patiently wait

How would we know God as a Provider if we never had a need, how would we know Him as the Producer of fruit if we never planted seed, how would we even know what to expect from God if we never picked up God’s Word to read, and posses the willingness to follow His Holy Spirit’s lead

How Would We Know

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Do We Love In A World Full Of Hate

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How Do We Love In A World Full Of Hate

This fallen world in which we live is getting more hateful by the day, society’s majority has accepted the devil’s way of play, listening and obeying every lying, deceptive word that he say, the daily news alone is enough to propel me to perpetually pray.

Mass murder of innocent human beings, all sorts of people doing all sorts of satanic, demonic things.

Even on Holy ground, places where one would never expect to hear that deadly sound, gunshots fired, round after round after round, hate has the hearts and minds of so many utterly bound.

There’s hate in the lands on the other side of the sea, to the east, the west, to the north, the south, hate is all around, and in clear view so we can plainly see, hate is even intertwined in the shows that’s created for T.V., fact is, hate binds up, hate cannot set free, hate is produced and brought to life in the heart of man through man’s eternal enemy.

What’s on the inside is what eventually seeps out, God is Love, and it’s in Love that we are able to stand against hate strong and stout, when we fill ourselves with Love’s Word, we are able to trump hate, because over Love hate has no clout.

How Do We Love In A World Full Of Hate

The Living Word of God tells us that the Love of many would wax cold, so in this day, to Love we must keep a tight hold, even when we’re all caught up in the midst of hate, it’s only in Love that we’re able to remain steadfast and bold, it’s in The Word of God that we will find the greatest Love story ever told.

A story about a Savoir who came from Heaven to a fallen world full of a people who are desperately lost, even for those who literally, physically hung Him there, He gave up His life on a old rugged cross, to die for your friends is one thing, but to die for an enemy is Love’s ultimate cost.

God is Love, so when it’s in the Word of Love that we meditate, society’s hate, can’t penetrate, it’s this Love that has the power to actually make us brand new, not “just” wipe our sins away and give us a clean slate, and on the manifestation of Love’s glory, we will, at times have to patiently wait, just remember: “GOD IS LOVE” whenever you find yourself asking yourself,

How Do I Love In A World Full Of Hate

My Rock!!!

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Photo By: Steve Halama

 

My Rock!!!

The rains fall, the winds blow; things are being shaken all around,

yet my feet are firmly planted on solid ground,

my soul is deeply rooted in Truth that’s sound;

by Truth I’ve been captured, by Truth I’ve been found,

therefore, by fear, I will not be bound.

 

See, Truth picked my heart just as a thief would pick a lock,

once my heart was picked and pricked; I couldn’t turn away, I could’t throw a block,

now my name is written in The Lambs book of Life, so regardless how major or how frequent the storms; I win, because I’m among Truth’s eternal flock,

Jesus is The Way, The Truth, The Life; He’s also;

My Rock!!!

 

Psalm 62: 1-2 (KJV)

  1. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation.
  2. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense; I shall not be greatly moved

In The Potter’s Hands!!!

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Jeremiah 18:3-6 (KJV)

3) Then I went down to the potter’s house, and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

4) And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

5) Then the word of the Lord came to me saying,

6) O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Saith the Lord. Behold as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

In The Potter’s Hands!!!

I was marred by sin, inconsistent, inadequate and incomplete,

though I thought I was winning, I knew no defeat.

I was all caught up in the enemy’s trickery, deception and lies,

I had a different world view, I perceived life naturally; completely closed were my spiritual eyes.

Even then my God had His hands on me,

reshaping, remolding, preparing me.

He is far from done, but my God has wrought a work deep down in my soul,

I have a new sense of purpose, pleasing my God is now my only goal.

Even before the foundation of the Earth was laid; for you, and for me, God had victorious plans,

so, through the sunshine, through the rain,

I will remain

In The Potter’s Hands!!!

He’s Worthy!!!

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He’s Worthy!!!

 

My Lord is worthy of all my praise,

the darkness of my night is being overtaken by “The Light”

and I once again have hope for better days.

I have a strong peace within,

I know that I am His though I sometime transgress, sometimes I sin,

I know that my Heavenly Father, through Christ, has already provided a way for me to enter in;

therefore,

 

He’s Worthy!!!

 

He is “The Way”, so I follow hard after Him even when I can’t see,

He’s there listening to my prayer, hearing my plea,

from all bondage He made it possible for me to break free.

He is my God, I am His son,

for He judge me through Jesus blood, not by the wrong that I’ve done

it’s only through That Mighty, Sacrificial Blood of The Lamb that I can declare this game of life to be already won;

this is why,

 

He’s Worthy!!!

 

And praise Him is what I’ll do,

not “Just” in the good times, but I’m praising Him in whatever mess I may have to go through,

because in a world full of falsehood and deception I know that to the very end, it’s my Lord who will remain true.

He kept me when I couldn’t keep myself,

He has shown me; in “Him” I’m already rich, without the wealth,

but it’s only when I decided to take my Bible off the shelf

that The Spirit of my Lord began to speak to me,

revealing things, spiritually,

one of those things being the simple fact;

 

He’s Worthy!!!

I Won’t Be Moved!!!

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I Won’t Be Moved!!!

 

Here I stand at the foot of The Cross,

standing as obedient as I know how, though I’ve experienced much loss,

my losses were nothing more than setups leading me into total dependence on my Lord and Savior, “The Big Boss”.

 

I have learned to leave every situation in the hands of my God, then watch Him, out of the bad; manifest good,

in the most deadly attacks from the enemy, it’s faith in my God’s grace, mercy, favor and agape love that I have stood,

I can’t turn back now, but I wouldn’t even if I could.

 

This is where I find peace in the midst of turmoil,

this is where I learn to plant my seed in Kingdom soil,

this is where I find rest after my hard labor and toil.

 

This is where I have found forgiveness for my past, present and future sin,

this is where I regain my assurance that, in the end;

“I Win”.

 

So here I stand at the foot of The Cross;

and I

 

Won’t Be Moved!!!

A New Thing!!!

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Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

A New Thing

A New Thing

 

I’ve applied all that I know,

but neutralized has been my flow,

stuck here in the wilderness, trying to move forward, and of my own will, trying to let go.

 

What used to work for me in the past, doesn’t work for me anymore,

so it’s this new thing that I now look for,

my God said: even in the wilderness He will provide an exit door.

 

In the midst of the desert, He will provide a river,

but in the meantime; I must walk by faith because the enemy is constantly in my ear saying: on His promises, God will never deliver,

then I tell the enemy all that my God has already done, then he begin to shake and shiver.

 

Then he turn and run away as I begin to gloriously sing,

to the one and only Lord of every Lord, King of every King,

but the enemy always return to me again with his enticing lies, and maybe even a bit of bling,

but even here in the wilderness; in this dry desert; I will not eat off of his plate, because I wait, I seek

A New Thing

A New Thing

 

As The Attacks Intensify!!!

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As The Attacks Intensify!!!

 

Today, January 15th 2018 my wife and I received a report; “2” words no-one ever wants to hear, “Breast Cancer”; and though some did, neither my wife or I have shed a tear,

we have overcome so much together; so,

we know,

even in this, our God is near,

even,

 

As The Attacks Intensify!!!

 

We have put on the armor of God, and for this battled we have been prepared,

by the stripes of Jesus Christ we were healed, this is what the Living Word of God has declared.

 

Just a few years back,

against this “Cancer” attack;

it’s with my mother that I walked hand in hand,

and through God’s Word, His Love, His grace we thwarted what the enemy had planned,

 

now here we go again,

ready to prove to the enemy that it’s in God’s word in which we believe, it’s on God’s word upon which we stand.

 

As The Attacks Intensify!!!

 

My faith in my Lord grow stronger and stronger,

it’s through Him that we’re empowered with fortitude and tenacity; if the battle is short lived, even if it last longer.

 

In 2017 the attacks were none stop; financially,

relationally;

now their growing in intensity,

the devil just don’t see,

we know; he can’t destroy what The Heavenly Father said will be,

so as for me and my house, we’re saturated in the Peace of God, and His Serenity.

 

We know that the victory is already ours, in the here and now, and in the sweet bye and bye,

we know that before the enemy speak, he’s already a lie;

even,

 

As The Attacks Intensify!!!

 

Thank You Jesus…