In The Hands Of God; It’s Never Wasted!!!

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My time is in God’s hands, His thoughts are higher than mine, His ways are much better, therefore I must surrender to His perfect plans, I must resist my sinful flesh enticing demands, while seeking my God daily for His peace-filled, most effective commands

Though reaching this place was no easy task, perpetually, in the ambiance of my Father’s presence I bask

See, even now if I look at life through the lens of the natural eye, my heart would cry, I’ve wasted so much time chasing an empty dream, listening to the devil’s lie

I digress, it’s Jesus name, His will and His way that I confess, my Lord has a way of redeeming the time, making all things new and cleaning up my mess

There are promises written in The Word of God for me, and for you too, Romans 8:28 tells us: “ALL” things work together for good to those who love God, those who are called according to His purpose… My God can manifest His purpose in us and through us despite what we have done, despite what we do

The meat of God’s Word, “I’VE TASTED”, now I know, that I know, that I know,

In The Hands Of God; It’s Never Wasted!!!

I Choose To Wait!!!

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My flesh wants what it wants, it wants it now and it wants it it’s own way, Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord, but this command, my flesh wants to resist, trying hard “NOT” to obey

But my God has proven His faithfulness to me time and time again; intervening on my behalf, divinely, even when I’ve acted unkindly

Even when, to those sinful, fleshly desires I submitted, even when I fall short of that which, to my Lord I’ve committed

I’ve learned; waiting on God’s perfect will to be manifested in God’s perfect time is always best, see, many of my blessings have been delayed by me trying to avoid preparation and tests

Trying to take the path of least resistance, walking by sight, not by faith with persistence

I’ve learned, and I’ve learned the hard way, but now I’m convinced, so it’s right here that I’ll stay, in the hands of my Heavenly Father being shaped, being molded as a potter does his clay

Therefore, even when I’m anxious, when it seems as though, regarding my provision God is running late, when it seem as though there isn’t enough on my plate, I will not move ahead, it’s still on my God that,

I Choose To Wait!!!

Acquitted!!!

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Acquitted!!!

I’m free, I’m free, I’m free, born a sinner full of transgressions and iniquity, but I’ve been acquitted through the Blood of The Lamb which was shed on Calvary

This sacrificial action of my Lord and Savior made it possible for me to experience a new birth, I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as The Way, The Truth, The Life and The One in whom lies my worth

Though it’s by the serpent’s poisonous, venomous attraction to sin that I was bitten and injected, now, it’s in the Hands of Him who spoke the entire universe into existence that I’m being shaped, molded, perfected

Yes; I’ve done almost everything under the sun, I confess, I admit it, this is why I give all praise, honor and glory to my Lord Jesus Christ because it’s through His Righteous, sinless Blood that I’ve been,

Acquitted!!!

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!!!

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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!!!