Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In the Midst of the Sea

In the midst of the sea is where you find me held captive and tossed about.  
The inner most chamber of an unlikely source. 
LORD God, now, yes now, Your hand is upon me. With a heavy heart I cried out and You heard me.

I am completely surrendered to You.  
I remembered You in my darkest moments and once again 'saw Your faithfulness.'  My soul fainted within me, remebrance kept me from dying.

Life speaks of excess.
I shall speak of mercy and grace, found only in You. 
Release me my God, not as Your bond servant, but from my bonds that keep me from serving You.  

Salvation is of the LORD.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Touch--Part 02

There is a song we sing at my church every-so-often, called "Spirit Move". It is a simple song, not very long.  Yet, the words within the song convey a longing that every born-again believer in Jesus Christ desires, or has asked at some point after salvation.

                                       Spirit move, in this temple
                                       Spirit move, in my life
                                       Spirit move, I am calling
                                       Spirit move, I am Yours

As I look out at the waters of Lake Irene, I see the early morning mist ebbing across the top of the water,as the sun rises majestically taking its place in the eastern sky.  Surrenity all around.

At one point several thousand years ago the Spirit of God hovered over the waters waiting for God's command to "give life."  Today in my life and quite possibly yours the Spirit is waiting to come in and once again "give us life."  It is the Spirit of God who makes the word of God come alive for me and brings meaning to the words contained in the holy scriptures.  
Lately I have been reading from the prophetic books of the bible and much understanding has been given to me.  But on the flip-side, some passages remain a mystery to me.  I'm ok with that.

Jesus says in John 6:63 "These words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life."
My soul longs for the touch of the Holy One because without Him I have no life.
Just as the Spirit waited in anticipation to come into the waters and give life, so to, do He long to come into me and make me alive.  
Unless I allow the Holy Spirit to do His given work, I shall remain like the waters before His touch "full of potential, yet empty of life."  

God bless.

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Call For Reapers

This morning has been a battle for me.  I struggled in my prayer time, trying to focus my heart on the Lord.  I struggled reading the scriptures because of no direction.  For a few minutes I walked to and from my living room and kitchen in silence hoping for a resolution.  

I asked God to forgive me and sat down to sing a song of praise to Him.  As I looked through my hymnal the Spirit lead me to this song "The Call for Reapers."
I don't recall having heard this song before yet it had the desired effect...peace, and it brought the desired result...perspective.

V.1 Far and near the fields are teaming with the waves of ripened grain; 
      far and near their gold is gleaming over the sunny slope and plain.
V.2 Send them forth with morn's first beaming; send them in the noontide's glare
      when the sun's last rays are gleaming , bid them gather everywhere.

V.3 O thou, whom thy Lord is sending, gather now the sheaves of gold;
      Heav'nward then at evening wending, Thou shalt come with joy untold

Chorus:  Lord of harvest, send forth reapers!  Hear us.  Lord, to Thee we cry.

God bless

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Just Breathe

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Fill me with life anew, that I may love what Thou dost love
and do what Thou wouldst do

Until me heart is pure, until with Thee I will one will
to do and to endure

Till I am wholly thine, until this earthly part of me
glows with Thy fire divine

So shall I never die, but live with Thee 
the perfect life of Thine eternity 

Amen.  Amen.  Amen