The Afterglow

I yearn and thirst

For that one special price

That is more precious than gold

 

The longing for

The constant presence of my

Eternal bridegroom

Is ever fresh and hot

Engulfing me

In its intensity

It is a holy hunger

It is pure

 

I yearn and long

Yet, I have not touched

The substance of what

I desire so much – His constant manifest presence

I see Him and I hear Him

But the ultimate

Is to bask in His constant glory

And live in the afterglow

Of His great love

 

I will never give up

As long as I have breath

In me

For hope is my oil

And propeller

Towards what I desire

 

Desire is what takes us

Into constant prayer

And setting out time

To wait upon Him

 

Desire, hunger and thirst

Will propel us

Into basking in His glory

And shining in the afterglow

Of divine kiss and fellowship

 

Never give up

On your hopes and dreams

Even when it seems unattainable

Because it is better to

Keep striving for success and glory

And never give up

Than never to try all

Or try and give up along the way

 

As for me

I press on

Towards the great price – The afterglow of His glory

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Our Legacy

But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy (1 Peter 1:15 – 1:16 NKJV)

 

Holiness given

Holiness decreed

Holiness cherished

Holiness craved

Holiness practiced

 

That is our

Divine legacy in Christ

Who redeemed us

And made us Holy

 

He also commands

Us to be Holy

As Holy people

Bought in grace

 

Grace must never be abused

Grace must be appreciated

And reciprocated

By acts of love and holiness

Because it is His own love and holiness

That inspires our Holiness

We love Him

Because He first loved us

 

We must never give up

We must never get discouraged

We must never get tired

We must constantly desire and practice holiness

And all its fruits

So that we will be

Decorated with

Garments of glory

And crowns of righteousness

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Found In You

Hold Me Close

Under the shadow

Of your wings

Until the raging storm is over

 

Hold me close

When the sun bites

And the moon stings

As they collude

And whisper

In silent mutiny

To tear me apart

 

Hold me close

Until I feel your very heartbeat

And breath

In the midst of the storm

And after the storm

 

When the storm is over

You will leave the imprint

And mark of your arms – your life giving presence

All around me

 

Then your presence will

Overwhelm and overshadow me

It will erase the memory of the storm

That brought me into you

 

Hold me close

Until I am lost

And found in you

 

He Gave Us Life

He gave us life

He washed us

He cleansed us

He purified us

He redeemed us

He saved us

He delivered us

He healed

He justified us

O what a mighty God

We serve

It is by His great

Love and mercy

That He saved us

Our sins are

Washed away

He has declared us

Not guilty

And He is not

Counting our sins

Against us

We have been cleansed

From past sins

Thank you Jesus,

What a mighty God

We serve

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That One Dance

We were many

Dressed in royal garments

Studded with gemstones

Waiting for the bridegroom

 

We were all longing

To dance with Him

As we all searched

The great ballroom

In Heaven

For the great Master

 

Then He appeared

And we all fell at His feet

In adoration and worship

My face was facedown

And my mouth kissed the floor

And it seemed like my nose

Was stuck to the floor

 

Then I saw the golden sandals

Beside me

And realized He was

Standing beside me

 

I looked up

And He stretched out

His right hand to me

Smiling gently

With love

 

His blue eyes sparkled

And twinkled

And rays of light

Emanated from them

Enveloping me

 

I gave Him

My right hand and

He pulled me up

Into His arms

His gaze fixed firmly

On my face

 

I looked downwards

With great shyness

Because I felt swallowed up

By His mesmerising deep gaze

 

I hid my face on

His shoulder

And we danced

 

As we danced

He bent towards my face

And whispered into my ear,

“Those who wait upon me

And seek my face

Will dance with me

Eat with me

And experience my glory.

They will touch me

Taste me

Feel me

Eat me

And see my face,

As I come upon them.

To dance with me means

Intimate fellowship

And baptism of

My Holy Spirit and fire

It means drinking and tasting

My Spirit

And basking in my glory and fire

Tell my children that

I want to dance with them.”

 

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Fully Pleasing To Him

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being

fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:9 – 1:10 NKJV)

We live to know Him

And please Him.

This is why we

Were created

Boundless joy

Is the promise

That will be experienced

By those

Who strive to please

Him in at all times

Circumstances and events

Must never be the

Obstacle that will

Prevent us from

Pleasing Him

Completely

May God fill us

With grace

To know Him

And please Him fully

It Was Worth It

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24 ESV)

Bearing the unjust

Weight of sin

Terrible and horrible

He suffered alone

With the whole punishment

Of the world upon

Upon His shoulders

He groaned

He moaned

Endured

Persisted

And persisted

It was worth it

Because

By His stripes

And punishment

We are healed

 

This Yearning Heart Of Mine

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:10 NKJV)

He loved us first
Yes He did
Even when we
Were unattractive
And lost in sin
He loved us
So that we
Can need Him
And go to Him
For satisfaction.

No where to go
No where but
At the feet of
The master

No where else to go
When I am hungry
When I am thirsty
When I am naked
I have nowhere
Else to go

I will run to you
Jesus
For spiritual food
And water
To quench this thirst
Of mine
For only you
Can truly satisfy
This yearning heart
Of mine

Jesus The Father

 

Jesus says,

I am your father

I am your brother

I am your best friend

I am your love

I am your bridegroom and husband

I am your light

I am your counsellor

I am your comforter

I am your consoler

I am your guide

I am your protector

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I am your weapon

I am your pride and glory

I am your crown

I am your hope

I am your faith

I am your life-giver

I am your oxygen

I am your doctor

I am your controller

I am your bread

I am your water

I am your King and Lord

I am your Master

I am your garment

I am your bridge to heaven

I am your way and path

I am your kinsman, redeemer

I am your healer

I am your deliverer

I am your prince

I am your admiration

I am your longing and desire

I am your captain

I am your pilot

I am your rock and refuge

I am your banner and covering

I am your umbrella and shade

I am your joy and laughter

I am your delight

I am your sweetheart

I am your all in all

 

And again: “Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.” Heb 2:13

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