Suffer (Sacrifice) Suffering Of any kind Is not pleasant Or fun But it is the only way To run Toward Christ Arms held open To lovingly catch your Suffering For He knows Your greatest foe Knows the tactics satan will expose Every heartbeat uses In his war against heaven It is man, us he abuses To break God’s heart But Suffering will come As you try to follow God’s Only Son From a world Being led Being fed By satan’s lies So, you must come To expect the Suffering Christ Suffered in the extreme To pull us out of the Darkest of streams To be faithful, loyal to Him We must be willing to brave The suffering If unwilling we are To endure any pain For the Glory of His Name Then We do not truly love Him
Crisis Spiritual or physical The word still means The same In a dictionary it is Given a name Of Critical turning point Catastrophe Impending disaster Possible undesirable outcome Is it just me Or Does it seem to be Across the world Getting worse? I know in this country I live in There seems to be a rising of What used to be called Sin Self-centeredness Increasing Respect for the home, Families, Decreasing Unending lust for Money, possessions Some used for good But also without discretion To build up or To utterly destroy Forgetting to remember Evil can also be found Inside of toys So do not let your Days be wasted Remember words of old In God’s timeless Book Are told And perhaps These Crises we’ve created Maybe, just may be, But only with God’s help, abated
The Pearl I run in the Darkness Crying, panting In terror Until In the distance I see the Pearl Small at first, Yet shining brightly I run harder To escape the darkness So frightening Toward the Pearl And so, my body I hurl Faster, faster Must reach the light enveloping that large shining orb a sense of safety developing around that Pearl I run faster, harder Until I reach its Resting place Fall to my knees And in its white, translucent Skin I begin to see A reflection of my own face Until there seems to Appear a second trace Of another face Someone else beside me A hand falls upon my shoulder I tremble But then become bolder I turn around to look The one beside me smiles, Speaks, I am the one long ago you forsook But now with your return As is written in my Book All is forgiven My Blood bought you back And you have returned To Me, Your Savior And Your Pearl! Matthew 13: 45-46: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of Great Value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
In This Struggle Life comes at us Fast, Hard, Endlessly, So much to do This struggle to survive And so out I cry Help! And there you are Right in my face Of peace, tranquility Love The purest taste So again & again My hands I raise For help And there ceaselessly Are You The I AM Of all I AM’S So as I struggle Even in this foreign land I am not alone Even when life turns To the coldest of stones God ALWAYS loves, Cares, is willing to share HIMSELF! Desiring to be known Even though we may be prone To run away.
The I Am (GOD) Eternity’s All-Consuming, Roaring Fire Radiant Glory Purity Truest Beauty on display From one glance My heart breaks I weep Unworthy, Created to carry Your Image I became corrupted Perverted But that was not The end of the story You decided Sacrificed your throne A crown Without a sound Laid down I raised my hand And struck Your love absorbed My cruelty’s darkness Killed yourself To stop my pain
Core Essence The warmth starts Purity enters the room Your core essence Enters my heart Love, joy Contentment Such as I have never known On this, Our ball of Rolling Stone Glistening, sparkling Shining Literally almost blinding Filling me full Imparting an evening’s lull To all chaos or pain Is this what it will be like Or I suspect even better In your forever’s paradise? To let loose, unshackle the fetters Of all of earth’s dark chaos? Then come Lord God Come now! I lift a holy shout Pour out your Spirit On any & all who try to crowd Around your feet Attempting obedience to keep Protect & bless But give us strength to Stand all horrific tests Of the gift, this precious faith, So freely & willingly You give!
God will come as close and be as personal with you as you will allow. Take time to enjoy His company!