Peace, Deep Down On The Inside!!!

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This peace in which I obtain comes not from man, not from any situation, not from any circumstance,
not from song and not from dance.

This peace can’t be sold, this peace can’t be bought,
see this peace was manifested only after the face of my Lord and Savoir was diligently sought.

This peace is here and it’s here to stay,
it’s deep down on the inside so it cant just get up and fly away.

The enemy has tried to take my peace away though,
using his deceptive lies that didnt make it past go.

See, these are not even my battles so I don’t have to fight,
but rather keep my faith and focus on the one and only True Light.

His name is Jesus Christ and from me He has taken away my fear, arrogance and pride,
then He replaced it all with that great;

Peace, Down On The Inside!!!

Peeling Back The Layers!!!

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There are many layers of this sinful flesh of mine,
peeling each layer back so that God’s glory can brightly shine.

This, by no means is a easy task,
but very necessary to reveal self to self by removing the mask.

I thought that I was almost there,
now I see that I don’t know what, don’t know when, don’t know where.

Though I do know who,
my Lord, my Savior; it’s Jesus that will continue that good work in which He has begun to do.

See, I have thought of myself higher than I ought,
and my faithful Lord and savoir has brought me to nought.

I give thanks to my Lord for me being in this place,
the peeling back of these layers is just preperation so that I may finish my race.

I came to the Lord just as I was, and He accepted me; but He loves me waaay too much to leave me that way,
this walk is not always clear, not always easy, not always fun; but from this walk I will not stray, I will not run.

So I ask for your prayers,
as I continue;

Peeling Back The Layers!!!

Would You Rather Not Know?

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Truth is truth rather or not truth is received,
truth was sent to keep the seekers of it, from being deceived.

Truth was, Truth is, and Truth will be for ever more,
will you accept Truth when Truth comes knocking at your door,
or, when Truth speaks will you ignore?

See, Truth requires change,
Truth has caused the lives of many to be totally rearranged.

All for the good though,
because peace and joy comes when we know, that we know, that we know.

It’s Truth that set’s us free,
Truth has opened blinded eye’s, that now see.

Truth cannot, Truth will not be stopped,
grace and Truth are a team so it’s grace that keeps us, even when truth is dropped.

Truth is a seed that we are called and commissioned to sow,
but there are so many that would rather this seed not grow,
so, what about you, will you beleive, will you receive, or,

Would You Rather Not Know?

But God!!!

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Temptation has come time and time again to overtake me,
It’s dark, and at times lonely in the midst of the valley.

This is where the “voice” of God is rarely heard,
where one’s vision is often blured.

This is where we must stand on what we “already” know,
with understanding that on the other side of this, God’ glory is sure to show.

The spirit indeed is stong, but the flesh is ever so weak,
temptation is coming and it’s power from on high that I diligently seek.

Then I turn and look to the side,
and temptation has jumped in to hitch a ride.

It’s in these situations that our Lord has promised to make a way out,
so I’ll stand strong in Him, I won’t slumber, I won’t complain and I won’t pout.

But rather give praise and honor to my Lord in any and every situation,
even temptation.

Then sit back and watch how He divinely intervene,
and in ways that I never could have seen.

When it’s all said and done,
and the battle has been won!

Those who has witnessed this valley, wilderness experience will look and say;

But God!!!

Midlife!!!

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   I’m “44” yrs old and I’ve been doing some serious soul searching lately. Searching the depth of my being from as far back as I can remember up until today, “Sunday Sep. 27th”
   I’m in a place where I wouldn’t have particularly chosen for myself at this point in my life. I’m truly out of my comfort zone, but I know ultimately that I’m in a good place despite the discomforts.
   I have heard the saying: We must lose in order to win, and at “44” I have a better understanding of this statement than ever before. See, over the last decade I have lost more and more things, and most importantly, more and more of me; my will, my way, my prideful thiughts, as well as some people.
   As I sit here empty and isolated, I shout at the top of my voice: “THANK YOU JESUS”, because I have finally reached this place where He can do within me whatever it is that He need to do…

Midlife!!!

I am out of His way,
it’s only His voice that I’m seeking to obey.

For it is He who has kept me, it is He that has brought me through,
and from this point forward it is He that I will stick to like glue.

Casting away all division, confusion and strife,
It’s official, I’ve reached,

Midlife!!!

Shifted has been my paradigm,
I’m dancing to a new rhythm, a new wryme.

If I never get back all the things that I had,
I promise I won’t be mad.

If it’s not God’s will for me, I count it but dung,
it’s true, those things caused me to sing but it wasn’t a righteous song that I sung.

I’m not where I would like to be,
but I’m no longer deceived, I mean, I can clearly see,
mind, body, soul and spirit…I’m free.

Yes, things have been carved away from me, and it seem as though it was done with a butcher’s knife,
all for my good and God’s glory, and I realized this now at this place called,

Midlife!!!

Let It Flow, Let It Flow, Let It Flow!!!

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John 7:38 (K.J.V)

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

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Let It Flow, Let It Flow, Let It Flow!!!

Father with Your living water flowing out of my belly, there is nothing that I can’t do, nowhere that I can’t go,
I have abundance of righteous seed to sow,
and understanding how to sow these seeds in a way that others can be fed and in Your truth they may grow.

My Lord it is You whom I believe on with all my heart,
this belief is rooted deeply so it will not depart,
when I didn’t have a clue, it was this living water that showed me how, when and where to start.

I tried to do it on my own,
but was left ineffective, unproductive, empty and alone,
then I brought my empty self and laid prostrate before your Throne.

Empty was my cup,
and Father, with Your living water I was totally filled up,
now, it’s daily that I sup.

I know,
You still sit on high my Lord,
though,
I am glad that You look low.

You saw an ol’ dead filthy me, then You told me to hold on to You and don’t let go,
You washed me in that living water which gave me a purposeful glow,
now I say: through me Father,

Let It Flow, Let It Flow, Let It Flow!!!

Where Is The Love?

James 2:8

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture. Thou shall love thy neihbor as thyself, ye do well.

Roamans 13:10

Love worketh no ill to his neihbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacriice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.

Matthew 24:12

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Galations 5:6

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availith anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of uderstanding, to the acknowlegement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.

Deuteronomy 6:5

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Where Is The Love?

I can hear, with my ear the word love being tossed to and fro, this love that I can hear, so clear, is not seen though, I’ve looked high and I’ve looked low. Where is it?

Where Is The Love?

I’m talking genuine, agape, this love that’s felt and seen through what we do, not just heard in the words that we may say, when it seems to be no other, this is the love that says; together, we “CAN” make a way, but where is it?

Where Is The Love?

What I see, are hearts that are cold and emty, hearts that are bound but beleive that their free, selfish hearts, unforgiving hearts, hearts that are void of empathy, so I ask;

Where Is The Love?

Love was sent to us from the Heavens above, and this took place over 2,000 years ago, yet, on today we act as if we just don’t know, I’ve searched high, I’ve searched low, where did it go?

Where Is The Love?

I know that it’s still here because Jesus is Love, and He left a remnent before ascending into the Heavens above, but I can’t find it so I cry out;

Where Is The Love?

The word of God tells us that this world is to see “Him” through the way that we as beleivers are to love one another, then the word of God ask a question: how can we love God whom we have not seen, if we can’t love those who we do see, our sister and our brother? I ask again;

Where Is The Love?

This question is not so much for those outside of the body of Christ, because they simly don’t know, but this question is for those of us who are within, for we are supoosed to show, it was once here, but where did it go?

Where Is The Love?

Through faith in Christ I know that this genuine, selfless, agape love will reveal it’s pretty face again real soon, then this entire corupt and loveless world will begin to dance to a brand new “LOVE” tune. Until then I’ll continue crying out to my Lord above, asking;

Where Is The Love?

Profound Revelation!!! (Don’t Be Deceived By The Ambiance Of Darkness)

I am a 2nd shifter, and as far back as I can remember the majority of my writing has been done late at night. I have always loved the night. I’m able to fully function in the night hours. So when I write, late night, I prefer the ambiance of minimal light.

Well, this worked fine until a few weeks ago when my eyes would begin to water, the words on the page would become blurred and I would get a slight headache (evidence of getting older :)). My very fist thought was that I would have to change my writing schedule from the p.m. to the a.m.. Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me gently, saying, if you gave yourself more light by turning on the bigger ceiling light then you’ll be O.K. (duuugh, that should have been my first thought).

Nevertheless, I turned on the bigger brighter light and haven’t had a problem since, but the Holy Spirit continued dealing with me in regard to this Light and darkness thing. He used my preference of the ambiance that is ushered in by using minimal light to reveal to me other areas of my life where I preferred the ambiance of the darkness rather than the truth of the Light.

I was then led by the Holy Spirit to 1 John 1:5 (amp)

And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way];

then I was led to John 3:19 (K.J.V.)

And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.

Yes, I admit, I do like the ambiance of a dimly lit, romantic setting, but through this experience the Holy Spirit brought back to my memory, that in Heaven, we will live, move and have our being in the fullness of the Light of ¬†God’s countenance, 24/7, where there is absolutely no darkness at all, and NO SIN. Now what greater ambiance and romance is there than this?

My Prayer:

Father God, I thank you for this revelation on Light and darkness in which you have graciously given to me. Father, forgive me for those dark areas of my life in which I love rather than Light. Father, give me the willingness and ability, through the power of the Holy Spirit which dwell within me to walk out of these dark areas straight into your Marvelous Light; in Jesus Mighty name I pray, AMEN…

Back Roads!!!

In our journey of following Christ, He often leads us into a detour. Off of the brightly lit highway where there’s fellow trvelers and activity all around, straight into the back roads of life.

The back roads is where there’s darkness, isolation and quietness. Though the back roads may seem a little scary at first, it’s a great place to be, because it’s these very conditions that awakens our faith.

See, it’s on the congested, fast pace highways of life that we are easily destracted, we lose focus, we grow weary, and our Lord know our frgile state of existance; so He does what He does best, which is divinely intervene on behalf of His children.

Our Heavenly Father sends us on a back road detour, where we must apply our bright lights, (which is the word of God). He removes us from the congested, fast pace of the highway so that we can find that place of rest and peace, that many times, we didn’t even realize we needed.

It’s then that we are able to hear that still, small voice of God clearly saying: This is the way, walk ye in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21. So don’t despise the seasons in your life when God sends you down a back road detour, but rather embrace the oppertunity to sit peacefully and quietly in the presence of our Lord.

You may be suprised at how you are able to move and navigate through the traffic and congestion once back on the highway, through the insite that was given to you on that dark, quiet, isolated back road detour.

Back Roads!!!

LOVE…GRACE…PEACE…