Monday Prayer

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 Monday Prayer
    
  
 Jesus,
 You own 
 Your world
 You made
 It
 Only You can
 Save
 It 
  
 And us
 From ourselves
 So please
 Won’t You
 Come dwell
 Within us,
  
 Me
 So I may see
 You,
 Father,
 Holy Spirit
 As You really are
  
 Come to know you
 Better
 Watch you as you
 Scatter
 Yourself and gifts
 To us
  
 I need you
 Come walk
 Around inside
 my life
 to end the
 strife
 between us
  
 So it is not I
 But you that
 Lives in me
  
 Thank you for
 Showing me
 Your way
 So straight
 As You fling
 Open Heaven’s
 Gates.
  
 Praise You
 Lord Jesus
 Forgive me.
 In your name
 Amen
   

Dull Ache

 
 
 
 Dull Ache
  
  
 A Dull Ache
 Somewhere
 In the middle
 Growing larger
 No longer little
  
 A need
 more insistent
 Almost a sharp
 Pain
 Then becomes
 a Joy
 This, the means
 You employ
 To draw me
 Closer
  
 Your Spirit
 Entices 
 I come to
 a Sun,
 Beautiful Light,
 Perfection
 Holding only
 Life
  
 Your Purity
 Your Goodness
 You breathe
 Eternity
 Return to me
 I will return
 To you
  
 As my 
 Desire 
 Intensifies
 I wonder
 When it will
 Be met
 This ache
 This longing
  
 We all 
 Within feel
 This unmet 
 Need
 We constantly
 Try to fill
 With shallow
 Thrills,
 Cheap pleasures
  
 Life can feel
 Like walking
 Uphill
 With a heavy
 load
 Your beauty, God
 the only real
 goad
 To continue
  
 Earth
 As it is now
 Will never be
 Utopia,
 [perfection’s
 power] 
 Only with
 Christ’s return
 Will that
 For which we 
 Yearn
 Be Met! 
  
 Revelation 7:9-10 After this I looked, and there before me
 was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation,
 tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before
 the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm
 branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
 “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
  
 Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne 
 will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of 
 living water’, and ‘God will wipe away every tear from 
 their eyes’. 

Still Walking

 
 
 Still Walking
  
 The world
 Is dead
 But up &
 Still walking
 Around
 Working,
 Playing
 They sound
 Alive
  
 But. . .
 Without Christ
 God, their Father
 Anyone like
 That
 Is dead
 Already
 In their heads,
 Hearts,
 Denying their 
 God
  
 They just don’t know it.
  
 So many living
 Without Christ
 So spiritually, totally
 Dead
 So Sad
 But, with that said,
 should we not warn
 Them? 
  
 To keep them 
 from:
 The outer darkness,
 Weeping, wailing
 Gnashing of teeth
 Worms that never 
 Die
 Fire that is never
 Quenched
  
 More than just
 Once 
 These things
 Are described
 Prophets,
 Christ Himself,
 Not to be denied
 Said out of love
 For Us
  
 It is our 
 Responsibility
 To Warn
 Not with a tongue
 So glib
 But with Loving Hearts
 & Words
 As Christ
 Himself Did
  
 Out of 
 His Great Love
 For Us
 He warned
 As you would
 Warn any child
 Its hand to keep, 
 Avoid,
 Not to seek
 That deadly fire
 & its
 Unspeakable Pain. 
  
   

Matt. 13:49 -50 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mark 9:47-49 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell where,

the worms that eat them do not die

and the fire is not quenched

Everyone will be salted with fire.

Isaiah 66:24 And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”

The ANSWER

 
 
 Answer
  
 Most stand calling
 Not realizing they do
 What is it they Desire?
 They need You,
 Lord, God
 The passion, fire
 Of your heart
 For them!
  
 That is the answer 
 We all need.
 In blindness & 
 Stumbling, fumbling
 Is this not what
 We all seek?
  
 Seeking joy, peace, 
 Fulfillment,
 Love
 We wander, fight
 Shove 
 For our share
 Of this earth
 When all true life
 Flows freely from above.
  
 INSIDE GOD’S HEART
 We were made to live
 From the very start
 This is the purpose,
 ANSWER
 For which we were 
 Created
 In only this, 
 Are all needs sated
  
 To live daily
 In contentment
 More Fulfilled
 Try as much as you
 Can
 To live inside
 His Will
 His Intellect, 
 His purposes
  
 Your old man
 That self
 Must be killed
 To let Him have
 His way
 Over you
 His sway
 So you may say,
 Not I but Christ
 That liveth in me.
  
 But because we turn
 Away
 Harden our hearts,
 Without our true calling
 We endlessly wander
 Thru all of life
 Unsatisfied, discontent
 stumbling
 & falling
  
  
   

Movie Risen

A few weeks ago, I saw a movie, Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes as a Roman Tribune who helped to crucify Christ and then miraculously got to see Him after He has risen from the dead. I thought the movie was really good and stuck to the text of the Bible fairly accurately. I loved the scene where the Tribune gets to see the man he helped to kill sitting alive in a room among His disciples and followers. In that scene, Fiennes did a good job of portraying the shock and amazement of seeing the resurrected Lord. Also the scene where Christ heals a leper is good.

If you get a chance to watch this movie, I think you will enjoy it. I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like to see a dead man raised to life and walking and talking among us and then get to watch Him ascend back into heaven to return to His Heavenly Father. Praise God!

Exposure

 
 
 Exposure
  
 So I will lay myself
 Bare
 I do not care
 If they stare
 If a glimpse into 
 My soul
 Will bring them
 Into your fold
 then God, Let it be
  
 If looking into
 My heart
 Will get them to 
 Start
 Seeing you better
 If it be ever so clever
 Of
 You to begin
 then may You win
  
 them on their journey
 closer to your Son
 bright, blazing glory
 of your face
 joy unbounded
 found only
 in the grounding
 of each soul
 in your great power
 and self! 

Startle Me

 
  
 Startle Me
  
 Startle me,
 Wake me,
 On a shelf 
 I’ve been
 Too long
 Now seems
 The perfect time 
 For a newer song
  
 So . . . 
 Wake me
 Shake me
 Do it again
 King Jesus
 As you did it then
 On those dusty streets
 Of old Jerusalem
  
 Flow thru us
 Live through us
 Your power shining,
 Exploding
 As to your world
 Your beauty
 You’re showing
  
 So, come
 Lord Jesus
 Come
 Legions of angels
 Behind you
 To tromp,
 Stomp
 On this
 Shallow dirt,
 This clay
  
 Quake the earth
 As you did before
 Awaken your church
 Let it arise
 At your bidding
 As this dark war
 Assuredly you will
 Be winning
  
 Let us not be afraid
 To get our hands dirty
 Comfort, convenience
 Never wins the day
  
 So do it,
 Again
 King Jesus
 Do it Again
 Awaken once
 more our spirits
 to call us your
 Steadfast Soldiers
 & Friends!
  
  
  
   

Praise God!

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Psalm 150

Praise the Lord

Praise God in His sanctuary
praise Him in His mighty 
heavens
Praise Him for His 
acts of power
praise Him for His surpassing
greatness
praise Him with the sounding of
the trumpet
praise Him with the harp and
lyre
praise Him with timbrel and dancing
praise Him with the strings 
and pipe
praise Him with the clash of cymbals
praise Him with resounding
cymbals

Let everything that has breath
praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

I just thought this was good way to start off the day after Christmas Day. Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, that everyone stayed safe. May God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit bless and guide your day today.

Swallowed by the Sun

 
 
 Swallowed by the Sun
  
  
 The Sun
 That Fiery burning orb
 Of our earth he is the lord
 For surely, all life here below
 without its heated glow
 Would die
  
 Be dark
 Encrusted by the cold
 Death for every plant,
 animal, 
 Would soon ensue
 Even for me & you
  
 For sure 
 It is a paradox
 Yet, Swallowed by the sun
 No one could survive
 Burnt to a crisp
 I most assuredly would die
  
 However. . . ,
 There is another sun
 More glorious than you
 To be swallowed 
 By this SON
 Only brings us to
  
 Love, joy 
 PEACE
 Beyond my poor
 Ability 
 To see
 Or 
 Understand 
  
 So swallow me Lord Jesus
 Engulf me in your glory
 It is my same old story.
 For You, 
 My pain-filled heart bleeds
 Only Your precious warmth
 Brings the life I truly need
  
 Inside your burning light
 I am allowed to see
 Eternity
 So I fall to my knees
 Beg, implore
  
 Swallow me Lord
 Let me live, breathe, exist
 Inside
 Your Glistening, 
 Golden Glory!!
  
   

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