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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Photo By: Swapnil Dwivedi

 

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!!!

I Won’t Be Moved!!!

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Photo By: Charmore Nel

 

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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Photo By: Kimson Doan

 

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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Photo By: Henry Hustava

 

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…

More Than Anything Else!!!

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Acts 4:13 (KJV)

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 

Psalm 91:1 (KJV))

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

The presence of my God in every area of my life,

the power of His living word flowing freely, from the depths of my spirit, through my lips cutting the enemy deeply, as would a double edge knife.

 

This,

this above all else is my desire,

so, of the daily seeking of more of God’s presence, I will not tire.

 

While the majority continue to go hard after diamonds, gold and a prestigious name,,

I will continue to stand in the minority; unapologetically; and with no shame.

 

Though there’s times when the temptation for me to follow along,

is stronger than strong.

 

But, I know The Light, which is even stronger; and, can provide for me the power to overcome those enticing temptations,

and the ability to use godly wisdom in all situations.

 

And it’s this that I want;

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

Because in the presence of God is fullness of joy,

though Satan has a host of demons ready to deploy,

ready to steal, kill and destroy.

 

Thankfully there’s a secret place, and it’s found in the shadow of The Most High,

I’m learning; everything outside of this place is a smokescreen setup by the devil himself, who works nothing but deceit; he’s the father of every lie,

therefore, everything within me that’s hindering me from receiving more; “Must Die”.

 

I desire more of the presence of my God,

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

Lamentations 3:21-26 (KJV)

21) This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22) It is of The Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed,

because His compassions fail not.

23) They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.

24) The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.

25) The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.

26) It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of The Lord.

 

 

 

 

                                      FREEDOM!!!                   20171030_172215.jpg

Eternal freedom was given to us at The Cross on Calvary over two thousand years ago,

but; the journey to full understanding of the power in this freedom is a long, dark and winding road, which at times causes us to forget what we know,

the rains fall, the winds blow,

our enemy is ever present trying to steal freedoms righteous glow,

trying to distract us from moving in freedoms perpetual flow,

though;

 

Freedom is a state of mind,

freedom will cause the eyes to open of those who are blind,

freedom is peace, even when the situations of life are unkind,

while the enemy wants us bound, freedom has the power to unbind.

 

This is a freedom which is not easy to receive,

a freedom which is almost too good to believe,

especially when the devil is constantly in our ear speaking words meant for nothing other than to deceive,

it’s in The Word of our God that this freedom is found, so it’s to The Word of our God is to what we must cleave.

 

In this freedom is found the courage to be me,

not the me that others think I should be,

but the me that my God has called, chosen and predestined me to be,

this freedom enables me to see,

not just naturally,

but also the things concerning me spiritually;

not just the here and now, but also those things lasting throughout all eternity.

 

Monetarily, this freedom don’t cost us a thing,

though it does require us, to, on this long road, through it all, to faith tightly cling,

it does require us to leave certain things, that on this road, we just can’t bring,

but it also delivers unto us a self worth that’s wrapped up in God’s purpose; not this world’s riches and bling,

weather rich or poor this freedom enables us, that, to our Lord we continue to gloriously sing.

 

This freedom supplies us with the knowing that “ALL” things are working together for our good,

it assures us, that we won’t miss a blessing for being out of place, for not standing in patient obedience like we should,

this is not a freedom to satisfy our own selfish will, but this freedom empowers us to really do what Jesus would.

 

Unfortunately, this freedom is not manifested over night,

it take time to realize; we don’t have to fight,

the battle is mine says The Lord, and when we wait on The Lord to do it, we can rest assured that it’s done right,

knowing that when we continue to move forward in obedience, we will see freedoms light.

 

But not before, at times; taking a step forward only to take two steps back,

so tenacity,

is a key,

so keep pushing forward believing that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness, and His hand is never slack,

remember, this is not a sprint, or a quick lap around the track,

and there’s always something to learn when we must, for a season, suffer lack.

 

Who The Son sets free is free indeed,

and freedom was offered to us all when Jesus laid His life down, when our sins caused Him to bleed,

our Savior has already planted the seed,

now we must be willing to follow His lead.

 

It’s ours already,

but we have a responsibility to walk in obedience, and to walk steady;

and even when we fall short, God’s grace and mercy is there to lift us up and set us back on the road to full manifestation of this eternal,

God given

 

Freedom!!!

 

 

 

Marching Forward!!!

I’ve received my marching orders from “The Most High”,

I’m no longer listening to the enemy who does nothing but lie,

no longer deceived by the trinkets that he strategically place before my eye,

with the purpose of stopping this process, but I’m marching straight down the runway preparing to fly,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

I’ve been through the hottest spots of this fire,

preparation is never fun, never easy but the need is dire,

through it all the spirit of tenacity has been developed within me, so before I obtain, I will not tire,

I’ll be;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Out of darkness, out of confusion,

marching straight past all of Satan’s optical allusions,

guarding my life against his demons unwarranted intrusions.

So I continue;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

In more truth, with more love and more zeal,

despite how bad the situation may look, despite how I may feel,

obeying that still small voice which I know to be real,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Not in any rush, but at a steady pace,

staying in my own lane, running my own race,

daily seeking, not just my God’s hand, but also His face,

and I’m able to continue;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Not allowing my own selfish will to get in God’s way,

but rather allowing my God to continue molding me as a potter does His clay,

while I continue to give Him “ALL” the glory for renewing His mercies in my life day, by day,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Through the valley and over the hill,

courageously moving forward, even when moving is no joy, no thrill,

allowing the enemy to see, that though he may have stolen a lot from me,

my destiny and purpose he “COULD NOT KILL”,

and I’m still,

 

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Something In The Air!!!

20171005_205236.jpgI can sense it deep down within,

something new is taking place in this world of darkness and sin,

The Spirit of God is at the door knocking; waiting for the invitation to come on in.

 

He’s ready to do a new thing,

for He Himself is the antidote for the serpent’s poisoning sting,

so it’s to Himself that He wants us to wholeheartedly cling,

while taking us from glory, to glory, to glory and setting us up on an eagles wing.

 

Our God is preparing the atmosphere for His sheep to soar,

those which need to be closed, He’s closing, and He’s opening every necessary door,

God is presenting new opportunities for those of us who has had our backs on the floor,

for those of us who have been faithful with less, our God is about to give us more.

 

There is about to be a turn-around,

those who have been lost, and seeking, are about to be found,

loosed will be those of us who are, in some way, by the enemy bound,

total victory is about to be given to those who held fast to doctrine that is sound,

a straight path is about to be shown to those who have been at the mountain going round and around.

 

So now is the time to awake and arise, be vigilant, be aware,

expect God’s favor which some will say is not fair,

begin to claim it even now; if you dare,

use the eyes of your faith to see past this present situation, this present snare.

 

I can sense it deep down within; there’s,

 

Something In The Air!!!

THE POWER IN LETTING GO!!!

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Letting go of those things in which we love is never easy, but sometimes there is great power therein, see, without the Word and Spirit of God being saturated within, our hearts are most deceptive and will lead us into all sorts of sin.

Arrogance, selfishness and pride just to name a few, it takes the Word and Spirit of God to show us, about us, that which is ugly, that which is true.

So many of us miss out on God’s best for fear of giving up on our own dreams, our own will, our own way, so we move full speed ahead not seeking at all God’s face, nor listening at all to what He is trying to say, and it’s “only” when we find ourselves in that dark place that we choose to pray, when God wants continual, perpetual fellowship with His children in every situation, every circumstance, every hour, every minute, every second of each and every day.

Total surrender, total submission, letting go of our own desires, letting go of our own selfish ambition.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has a prosperous plan for each of us, yet, we refuse to believe, we refuse to trust, when, to walk in God’s will, faith and trust is a must.

I’m not saying that to walk in God’s will is to walk trial and tribulation free, but through the storms we have an inner joy and peace, and spiritual eyes to clearly see.

We see that at the end of the tunnel there is a light, we see that our faith muscles are getting bigger and stronger with every fight, we see that despite all the opposition it’s still God’s will that true, God’s will that’s right.

We also see that it’s complete brokenness that propels God to show, we see that faithfulness to God’s will is what gives us that righteous glow, and of our own selves, we see,

THE POWER IN LETTING GO!!!

(Note: Artwork by Annie Bissett)