Turmoil

This is an incomplete and poorly written poem, but lines were coming to me so I wrote them down…

Turmoil

 
We wear upon our face many masks,
a cheerful glance or a nod and smile.
About how we’re really doing no one asks,
if one would only go the extra mile.

How I long for just one to see…
What would it take for them to truly know,
for them to look inside at the real me –
unsightly turmoil is just below.

“Peace be still” is a much needed command,
then striving could cease in this place.
Finally being myself I could stand,
and fully rest upon His grace.

Purpose in the Wilderness

A few days ago during my devotions I was listening to some worship music.  I was really struggling to find a song that truly represented my heart as I wanted to worship God.  I quickly prayed in my head asking God to show me a song that represented where my heart was at with God. I was clicking thru my songs and came across one called “Hosea” by Luke Wood.  I was curious to see what it was about… and God answered my prayer! The chorus says, “We’re going back to the wilderness where it all began, back to the place where We first met. We’re going back to the wilderness where it all began, but this time it ends in the Garden of Eden.” Wow… So my heart is in the wilderness. Very true. I know this is where I am, but I had always viewed this as a very negative thing.  I figured it was my fault that I was here because I had some terrible lesson to learn because there’s an area of sin that God wants to deal with.  While that may be true at times, God revealed to me a much grander and more beautiful purpose for the wilderness.  It is the place where intimacy begins. Continue reading…

“When doubts filled my mind…”

These words were penned by a man many Christians consider to be their favorite character… second to Jesus of course. A man that God himself said was a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22). I think that for some reason many of us can relate to David easier than we can relate to Jesus. David gives hope to anyone: even though he was a murderer, adulterer, married to many wives, etc. He was still call a man after God’s own heart. He understood what it meant to give it all, to truly worship God. Not with lip service as the Israelites eventually fell in to (Isaiah 29:13) but with his heart. He knew how to command his heart and soul in to a place of truly worshiping God. I think this is something that has been lost upon many in our generation… including myself.

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Write It Down…

Today I was challenged as I read a book by Bill Johnson called The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind. He’s talking about remembering God’s Word and how it is extremely vital in living the Kingdom life that God has called us to – a life of miracles, healings, and power. He talks about meditation, and how it should not be confused with the world’s view of meditation. The world’s view of meditation is to empty your mind of everything, and therefore somehow find your true self. God’s view of meditation is to fill your mind with the knowledge of His word and promises. Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly meditating. When the bill that we can’t pay comes, we are either going to meditate on the impossibility, or we’re going to meditate on God’s promise to provide for all our needs. Continue reading…

Revival? Or Gospel?

Today, as I was studying. I had this thought…

I wonder if we somehow limit God just by calling an outpouring of the Holy Spirit a “revival”. I mean, when the disciples experienced an outpouring of the Spirit in Acts – they just called it the gospel… which essentially is what it is. With the mindset of a revival we think that it’s not the “norm” and that the chances are it’s only going to be temporary. I wonder what God could do if we didn’t box the outpouring of the Holy Spirit – which is just another part of the gospel – in to a revival.

I don’t know for sure… but I just can’t help but think it’s just another mindset trap. Anyways… If anyone reads this, let me know what you think…