“All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.”
Unlike Christ who rejected when shown the kingdoms of the world, many of us tempted by the devil, have never come down from that exceedingly high mountain.
Our thirst for greatness in man’s eyes, has cause us to pitch a tent next to its fountain.
A spring issuing all of our heart’s desire and in ignorance we consume, unbeknownst that our indulgences will eventually become unquenchable.
The plan has always been to hurt, abuse, reject, then catch us slipping, hung-over, from a life consumed with dipping and sipping of that fountain.
When we choose to make this walk about us, we’re stuck opening doors and holding them open, chasing dreams to make the world notice when in reality significance and promotion comes from God.
We were purchased of God, bought with a price, created in His image, made a joint heir with Christ.
Don’t be fooled by that which never satisfies, creating a bigger hole, having you craving the next high.
Commit your ways to God, let Him cause them to prosper, sip from never-ending wells, become rivers of living of water.
Spend the majority of my young adult life falling
Running, ducking, hiding, trying to escape my calling.
If you plan on out running God, put on your best shoes
be it Gucci, Jordans, Timbs, or Jimmy Choos.
Exhausted and Frustrated, you settle for walking
for you know there’s no escaping Divine Stalking:
‘I’m a jealous God; you will have no other gods before me.
I will never leave you or forsake you.
Neither death nor life, angels or demons,
neither the present nor the future, neither height nor depth
nor anything else in all creation shall be able to separate you from my love.
I knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb.
I will commit myself to you forever.
Confess your sins and I promise I’ll forgive your sins
and clean you from all unrighteousness.’
He pursues craftily, obsessed faithfully, however remains a Gentleman
it’s YOUR choice to let Him in.
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide….tired yet?
Father’s Day 1997
Befitting, the day commemorating the beginning our relationship.
The day I made a public proclamation that I’d tried
and failed doing life on my own.
You heard my cry and accepted my invitation
to go where I’d allowed no one to go before.
Once I finally admitted I wasn’t ok being alone
and needed divine direction,
You separated me unto Yourself
clothed me in Your glory
trusted me with revelations of Your Word
allowing me to rewrite my story.
You filled me with Your spirit,
anointing me to preach good news to the poor.
In true Father fashion, you restored my wealth.
And for that I’m eternally grateful.
Abba Father, Daddy God, in YOU I’ll trust…
Lord what’s on Your heart, what do You have to say? What window of opportunity have You placed before me today to honor You? Speak Lord; I’m here waiting on You? I know that so many times I’ve gone on and done what I thought was right or what I felt was needed at the time without sitting at Your feet, waiting for Your leading. Open my ears, quicken me within. I’m tired of shutting You out, afraid of what I may hear or what You may require of me. Lord I’ve closed You off and forced my own way but I now realize doing good things doesn’t mean it’s God things or what YOU would have me to do? Lord, what’s on Your heart? What concerns do You have, how can I help? What can I do: Who Lord? Where Lord? When Lord? Forgive me for just assuming what it is that You require of me and not taking the time to ask You.
Lord I humble myself before You this morning, what’s on Your heart?”