New Day!

New Day!

Rushing, crashing
Waves of life
Come washing over me
From a tumultuous,
Increasingly treacherous sea!

Brokenness comes into 
The line of the shore
With a raging, angry
Dangerous roar
What is it that they want
My frail, tiny boat
At last
To completely swamp?

For this is what it seems
As to my craft I cling
And scream
Those waves keep 
Coming,
Coming
In large volumes,
Positively reams
Sent by that satan
That oh so ancient enemy

But of this life he 
Will not have the last word
Because as quickly as he comes
Away will he be turned
By a larger, grander, 
More Powerful Ship
Will he be
Destroyed,
Forever spurned 

With the unfolding of just one
Bright, white sail
satan is completely undone, 

Rising in a brighter boat
Is God’s Only Son
Golden on the horizon
As a rapidly rising sun
In Pure Joy,
That New Day of our
Lord & King has finally 
and at last come!!!

Lost World

Lost World

who would want to live
in a world without
God’s purpose
Where boundaries have no name
each human heart
choses the beginning
of its own tumultuous game

no structure
no solidity
only constant fluidity
rampant running 
from one idea to another
as they lay sunning
on rocks just waiting
another innocent
to be baiting
not realizing each stone
carries the lust of 
each heart’s own depravity

guidelines are good
standing out from the crowds 
as they should
but just make sure they come
from God’s reliable source
with them you may run
a more worthy course
of purpose
not caught in a nervous circus
so stay away from the
darkened service
of a ‘Lost World’

Listen

Listen

Even above the clouds
Mere wisps of white over
The head
Sounds arise,
In low bass tones
In tenor notes so high
Music is constantly
Sung and led
Take the time to 
Listen

Notes spiraling
Circling
In, among celestial skies
Let your spirits fly
Let them to their highest
rise
Above this dusty earth

Walk through heaven’s 
Gates
Again, 
LISTEN
Angelic voices beckon
As their voices 
Any earthly heart
May awaken
To join in their praise also

Without restraint
Saints & angels dance
From their first glance
At their Creator’s 
Gleaming face
Removing every trace
Of any darkness

Cymbals clash
Out of heavenly instruments
Fairest notes constantly pass
To praise, to worship
On each tongue’s tip
His Name will forever last

So take time to listen
This effort you will not regret
At each note as it glistens
Shining, living
It reaches out to you to get
To encourage you 
To also join in,
And God’s heavenly 
Rewards you too may praise
And for all infinity win!

His Power Over Darkness

According to my adoption records I was a sensitive child. I once had an elder of a church say he thought I was a spiritually sensitive person. I know it has been a blessing in my life. I know in this world, especially in our very wealthy, money oriented culture that is so in love with ourselves, money, possessions, and pleasure, we have a tendency to deny or neglect the spiritual aspects of our lives. We are truly spirits only temporarily connected to our physical shell.

I have had several supernatural experiences, and what I guess I’m trying to lead up to is I have had three encounters with demons, very dark creatures.

The first happened many years ago when I was going through a very dark time in my life but trying to draw closer to Christ and God and the Holy Spirit. I woke up one night and a dark mass felt like it was laying on my chest. I was afraid and all I could think to do was say “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” It immediately was gone, left.

The second encounter was when I was on my first round of chemotherapy for my breast cancer. I was sleeping in an old recliner and suddenly woke up. I looked down and this dark person was laying on top of me. It looked up at me, smiled a perverted smile and asked, “Susie, what are you trying to do with this book.” I naturally was frightened but again said, “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” Within a heartbeat, it was gone. I was at the time working on a novel which I have finished which was about the useless divisions within our Christian churches or denominations we have created.

The third experience came about a year ago. I am still suffering fatigue from all the cancer treatments. One night I was awake, and a very dark man was in the room with me suddenly. I said, “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” He said to me, “No, it doesn’t work that way.” I immediately yelled for a second time, “Oh yes, it does. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” And he disappeared instantaneously.

Praise you Lord Jesus for the beauty of your face, your great and loving heart and also for your wonderful power and authority over everything in creation. Bless you Lord!! Thank you for your salvation from all of Satan’s schemes against us.

Even Though

Even Though

Even though
As the spirit leaves
The body
Becomes an empty
Carcass
Even though as evil screeches
Its joy
Thinking it has won
Frenzied in a dance 
Most heartless

From a place of new honor
As you glance only briefly
Back as the demons rejoice
Christ comes most sweetly
Takes your hand
To show His Promised Land

So the ignorance 
of the darkness
Will never know 
true victory
For them it remains 
a mystery
So through your obedience
In your life’s history
In Christ you 
will be allowed
With Him 
to live most blissfully!

Seas

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Seas

Seas, they come 
& they go
Over my head
& around my arms
I feel
As my heart begins
To reel

Liquid,
A living Spirit also
Encircling 
Surrounding
Every movement, 
Every thought
In its power, 
This Spirit’s sea
Do I feel caught

Within this moving
Sovereignty
Your joy, Your glee
Entranced
As I watch, see
Causes my heart to sing
Your Name
Yahweh!

Always, ever
Mysterious
Yet alive 
Is most impervious
To the loud demands
Of a world most resistant
Around its darkness 
Also swirls

But, 
Your tides You send
Always coming only to cleanse!