Thursday, January 31, 2013

From the Depths of our Soul

It takes one single moment to change the rest of your life. We can focus on the things that have broken our hearts to the core. Would you truly be living? We can dwell on the words that cut so deep, the lies that are still being painted as the canvas of your being, but how can one stand strong in that?

Let us choose life and love to the fullest measure, forgiveness even in the midst of reoccurring offenses. Freedom, like a banner hangs over you, will you wave it high, declaring it against your enemies? Acknowledge your worth and rebuke all of the lies.

There is one who is in your life. He holds the keys to every door, after unlocking the one to your heart. He has given you more gifts than you can count, for there are many. These gifts far outweigh any spoken lie from a deceitful tongue. Each stab in the back cannot come close to stealing one single gift He has given you. That which the enemy has tried to steal, He has restored to you seven fold.

Why then do you despair? Why do your tears fall? Is it for the one who has strayed far from Love? Is it for broken relationships to be restored?

Yes! Dear one, we cry with you. From the depths of our soul we weep for the ones who have forgotten what it is like to be in the arms of Love, speaking His truth. It is with groans that we seek the One who holds the keys to their hearts. Is it time for them to be opened? Oh Lord, we cannot wait any longer! Save them! With our whole being we cry for you to take these broken pieces and put them back together.

Jehovah Rapha we need you.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

A little creativity from my aching heart

I have done my best to stay strong. I have done my best to not let this kill me. There are scars to prove your attempt at slitting my throat. You left me for dead. Lies, like a best friend, you kept close to your bosom.

I’ve heard all I can take. There is darkness where there once was light. A soul left in depravity. How I feel the ache from the thorns wrapped around your heart. You are bound. Who will break through to show you that there is so much more worth living?

You left me there, lying on the floor; a person I thought I could depend on. Who is he that controls you? Who is he that abuses your emotions and puts you into a prison cell? Lifeless, you portray an image that’s far from the truth.

It’s time to know just how much you are worth fighting for. I almost died once trying to show you. This time it will be different. Truth is my banner and God has shown me your destiny. It is full of light and life. Hope is here. It is what gives me strength to remain standing after each brutal stab.

This time is different, despite the pain that weighs me down. I will not be so easily taken as I was before. I wave the banner high. Never have I known such truth. There is so much forgiveness and love. The ground beneath me cannot be shaken.

Strong is my stance. Loud is my voice that once was choked by prison bars. Bend your knees. It is time for redemption. Accept rebuke and forgiveness. Let this show you true love.

He is waiting. With hope I will keep this banner lifted high even if it takes a thousand years or more. Run towards the only One who can save you. Love. It is all I desire for you to know.