Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Get Low But Don't Hide

I am salt.  I am light.
I am a city set on a hill.  Yes, to be seen.
Seen for God's glory, not my own.

God's glory comes at a price.
The price is humility.
Am I willing to pay the price?
Besides, what He did for me *is* priceless!

~I'll take a shot of humility please and thank you!  Straight up, no chaser!
It gets me "low" and keeps me from hiding... His Glory.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's Tricky

Beware of the insidiousness of pride.
It is the master of camouflage.
It eases it's way into the spirit of your attitude
and in your heart it will set up lodge.
Beguiling is that thing called pride.
It gives the impression of being smart.
She places bets against your mind
and will slither into your heart.
Pernicious as gossip dressed up as concern.
Like a crisp Red Delicious concealing a worm.
As a well defined eye of a violent hurricane
seeking to eradicate humble thoughts in your brain.

Beware of the insidiousness of pride.
It will populate anywhere it can
Moving its way from your heart
Showing up in the workings of your hand.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Choices, Agape Style

Choose to suffer long
Choose to be kind.
Choose to speak edifying words
Regardless of what's on your mind.

Choose not to cloak yourself with invidia
Choose not to be a glutton of pride.
Put away all narcissism
And abandon abnormal response to stimuli.

Choose to be exuberant about the truth
Choose not to give approval to iniquity.
Choose not to publish others faults
And the best about them choose to believe.

Agape is a deliberate choice.  It is born out of a sincere reverence of God.
It IS NOT a love that is centered around people.  This love has God as it's primary
focus. It has nothing to do with you and your affections or the lack thereof.

Think about it, God gave His only son for us.
The thought of giving up an only child to be put to death for the sake of
sin does not evoke anything warm and fuzzy within. So don't expect the "warm and fuzzies" when you put 1 Corinthians 13 to work in your life.

Let's love on one another the way God loves us. This is how others will know we are Christians.(John 13:34-35)
Agape has to become a habit. It's expensive and laborious.  But it is worth it because God commands it and that settles it!

Suffer- to undergo or be subjected to injury; to put up with something or SOMEONE unpleasant
Glutton- a person DEVOTED to eating and drinking to excess or OVER indulgence.
Abnormal response to stimuli; easily annoyed, irritable

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Square Biz

Thanks, but no thanks.
I will kindly pass on the "cube".

Thanks, but no thanks.
I'll pass on the on the "square" too!

Thanks, but no thanks.
I'll pass on the on the "mold".
He does not fit!
Now you have been kindly told.

Oval, rectangle or round with a top.
I will not make him fit.
I will not put him in your "box."

Fearfully and wonderfully,
sounds unique to me.
He has to be free
Free who God made him to be.

So Thanks, but no thanks.
I'll pass on the "cardboard".

Now if you would kindly excuse me
I want to be lead by the Lord.

Me, Little 'B' and Trisomy 21

Almost ten lunar months had gone by.
The inquisition that lingered was why Lord,why?

I know that all good things come from above.
Sweetly wrapped in your heavenly love.

I know that you made all things beautiful in it's time
 But Jesus, what about mine...what about MINE?

It's not about you my sweet Princess.
Its not about you at all.
Everything that I made, comes with a cause.

That includes your sweet little 'B".
Remember my word from John 9:3.

Yes Lord, yes!  How could I have been so dim?
Your word has already told me.
 It's so "the works of God should be made manifest in him."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

`Matters of the Heart A modest heart will reflect without.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

~ Adoration~

Lord, your works are awesome.

How did you place sight in my eyes?
Enabling me to see the sunrise.

I can see the trees sway in the wind, their branches bend.

Oh,incredible for me to see
the cumulus, stratus and cirrus,
float lazily
over the trees.
I behold the breeze.
I notice the bees
that pollinate
the aubergine.
How great it is for my eyes to see.

Prince of peace, your opus is awesome!

I praise you for the sight you placed in my eyes.
Enabling me to see the sunrise/
how divine
this sight of mine
I rise and shine.