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.
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
Broken spirits Rising Dust stirring, earth falling away Spirits buried Hidden beneath the concrete of civility Stone faces Turning Wind blowing, glaciers crumbling Spirits frozen Invisible in sight of polite society New lives Emerging Hearts rousing, darkness fleeing Spirits resurrected Revealed by the light of the kingdom
Can we look upon our own poverty – our own emptiness and inability? Earthen vessels easily broken and destroyed – formed out of clay and half-baked in the kiln – fragility in motion. An empty clay shell waiting to be broken, crushed by the world. No strength to withstand the battering forces of the world. The darkness concealed within released when the exterior shatters.
If we gaze upon and accept our total emptiness, poverty, helplessness, what is left? What is the meaning of what has gone before – a shadow, a dark turning of mere existence without purpose, direction, substance?
No! Jesus promised more than this. He promised to fill the earthen vessel with his Spirit, His light. The glory of God shining forth from every crack and imperfection. Darkness banished and weakness replaced with His strength. Divine destiny and purpose revealed.
Are we willing to admit our utter poverty to receive the marvelous riches of His glory?
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3-10, ESV)
Hazy blue rising
Moving forward it remains
Shrouded in mystery, inviting
Gone the distant vision
Journey and vision meld
The vision consumed
Clouds swirling, embracing
Cool breeze touching dry skin
The destination beginning
Valleys, hills, rivers singing
Journey here with me
There are journeys to
and journeys from
There are journeys of remembering
and journeys of forgetting
There are journeys of discovering
and journeys of giving
Cherish each journey
Missing a journey is missing life