You are defined by my love. You asked, and I gave. I gave, and you received. You received, and I increased. I increased, and you rejoiced in my abundance. As you rejoice in new found freedom, I strengthen you to move forward into more. Freedom requires strength. Law does not. The fallen mindset hearkens back to the fruit it ate and falls so easily into the lie of self-sustenance. But you my child I strengthen to walk in the freedom of my love, my joy, my kingdom, my provision. You were born again in Christ to receive an inheritance that I prepared for my children. Receive it like a child.
The power of my Spirit moves. But it moves in love. This is how you discern – is it in love? If love is not the core, then it is not of me. My very being is love. My substance is love – undiluted, unpolluted, other focused love.
You must grasp this burning love to know me. I burn the darkness from you. I illuminate the darkest corners of your existence. When you embrace this fire it consumes. What is left unscathed is my image in you. My image that has always been there buried under the cares of the world and the hurts that only I can fully see. But don’t despair and don’t be frightened; my fire of love is good. I don’t and I won’t hurt you. Discern with my heart and don’t be afraid of my fiery love. Stronger than death my love is a seal upon your heart, my treasured bride.
You are named Daughter of God. Born of my love; sustained in my strength. My arm does not grow weary; my heart never fails. My grace is multiplied and everlasting. Your rest is complete – receive my offering to you. Guilt and shame have no place. Do not let the lies strangle who you are in me. I vanquish them with my word. One look of my eyes destroys the accusations. So look deep into me, and you will find no condemnation, no doubt. My faith for you is strong. My love is solid. Rest in my truth. Rest in my loving arms of forgiveness and acceptance. Be one with me in all things, and you will never be confounded or desolate. The wilderness has been transformed by the rivers of my love. The lush garden of my existence awaits all who enter the gate. The entry is wide open, and all can come. Come in and bring yourself to me. Freely receive, and freely bring others to the garden. My prized fruit like jewels await your indulgence – good to eat, good for life. My tree of life flourishes now and forever. Eat only from my tree of bounty, and the fragrance of my love will blossom in you. The fragrance of my love cancels the fragrance of death and destruction. The fragrance of my love cannot be defeated. I have conquered. I continue to conquer the lies of the enemy. Light shines and will not be extinguished. My blessings, my love flood the earth. My kingdom now established expands. Praise and glory surround me, because I AM. You? – you are with me in my glory. See it, taste it, feast in me. My love, my mercy, my power endure.
She’s in pigtails and lace The pretend party is in place She calls to him as he comes through the door Dance with me, Daddy But he is too concerned with his cares So she dances with Mr. Teddy Bear And angels come and surround her heart Jesus holds her in his arms Because no one should dance alone Lullaby of heaven Angels singing love songs Jesus crying and singing along Streams of glory flowing Lullabies of heaven caressing our heart Because no one cries alone He puts on his favorite team’s hat Grabs his glove, ball, and bat He prays maybe this time But he is not chosen He sits on the bench his mind frozen And angels come and surround his heart Jesus holds him in his arms Because no one should play alone Lullaby of heaven Angels singing love songs Jesus crying and singing along Streams of glory flowing Lullabies of heaven caressing our heart Because no one cries alone She stands by the little grave She wasn’t supposed to be pregnant But it happened any way Shunned and shamed the baby came Too soon and too small, she’s lost everything Angels come and surround her heart Jesus holds her in his arms Because no one should cry alone Lullaby of heaven Angels singing love songs Jesus crying and singing along Streams of glory flowing Lullabies of heaven caressing our heart Because no one cries alone [The way I saw this as I wrote it, the angels were both real angels ministering to broken hearts, but they were also symbolic of individuals partnering with Holy Spirit to reach out to others. The first "angel" is a grandfather who comes to the party and dances. The second "angel" is another little child on the playground who says, "come be my friend". The last "angel" is a nurse from the hospital who comes to the graveside to comfort a mother mourning. May we be listening to the quite voice of Holy Spirit who will guide us so that no one cries alone.]
Pieces fall Like torrents of tears Washing away The dust of years Can they be caught Gathered in mercy's hands Kept in safety Will the broken stand Lifted up Like the guardians of time Remembering a past Promising a new sign But can they be caught Held in mercy's hands Kept in safety Will the broken stand
A choice is made
A heart broken
A life shattered
The tears of the Father water the earth
A choice is made
Self destruction wins
The earth shudders
The blood of the Son waters the earth
A choice is made
Life floods the darkness
Heaven and earth rejoice
The wind of the Spirit harvests the earth
The poetry of our lives
Like a tapestry woven with many colors
Dark colors woven without skill
Ugly streaks seemingly mar the design
But the master weaver takes over
Skillfully using each dark strand
Creating a beautiful multidimensional image
An image that is a reflection of himself
No darkness remaining – only light
Rainbows of color dancing from his smile
Displayed in the beautiful tapestry of our lives
(Tapestry Picture: This beautiful tapestry is from www.novica.com and is titled “Love’s Flight” created by Peruvian artisan Inka.)