Tears in a Bottle

Tears of God’s saints through pressure and trial,
like the pearl in the compressing clam-
All of these pearls are put in a bottle,
living sacrifices to the great I AM.


Abide in Me

The Pitcher can only pour
when it has its fill,
you need to receive want, to
do what you will.
Exercise your gifts
through God’s mighty arm-
With your armor activated,
He keeps you from harm.
Your soul in safe harbor with
passage of time,
abiding in Him,
your nourishing vine.

For that which I would not do…

Magnesium wove through torso,
femur, neck-
tethered to the corpse, kept
my heart in check.
Oblivious to the oppressive weight,
one day I tried to be free;
struggled against those delicate-looking
that caused submission in me.
When I met Him, to be forgiven,
and pray,
his pierced hands were the strength
to free that day.
Now immersed in his death,
I walk with a choice,
I can choose to follow Him,
and lift up my voice.

Romans 5:1

My works spin the wheel,
go nowhere,
filthy rags, no loving
Go nowhere ’til Christ picks me up,
sets me on ground
to drink His cup.
Wear clothes He gives,
can talk to God;
offense all cleared,
given the nod-
For Kingdom entrance
the wedding feast,
contains me,
among the last and least.

How Wonderful are the Feet

I saw your bloody rivulets,
on feet that traveled the distance;
A message seared your heart,
you carried it’s weight and worth
on open lips.
bruises (in various stages of
feet free
with the Message that
unshackles others.


Smooth harmonies
to a waiting ear
that cups itself,
just a little,
to better receive
slow, blended melodies.

Strange beauty,
yet you draw soulless,
from a stagnant pit
of condemned stars and
mass of night.

(Jude 1:12)


Mercies drape on me,
this golden sun ray I hold
Gingerly handle.

Kindness in kisses
Of hesitant bated breath
Become whispered breeze.

His strong hand restrains,
Posted as guard to the time
Release heat and light.

(Lamentations 3:22-23)

“He Knows”, by Jeremy Camp

Call 2 Witness

This world that we live in always finds ways to bring us down with some kind of pain.  From work stresses, to financial woes, and all manner of illness, it seems that the world has it in for us.  For a follower of Christ, this pain does not go away.

However, a Christian has the means to endure even the worse pain imaginable.  That is because he is not alone in His ordeal.  The risen Savior Jesus Christ, understands our pain, for He too had to endure it; even the pain of death on a cross.

In the song “He Knows,” by Jeremy Camp, we are reminded that the Lord knows our pain, and when we call to Him in our anguish, His grace will give us the strength to stand against the world’s burdens.  Let us come to the One who knows our pain  first hand…

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wp-1488989422838.jpgExodus 3:14 (NKJV)

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

When God tells Moses who to say sent him when he goes into Egypt, He says tell them, “I AM”.

I AM is less about his name and what He’s called and more about His nature. Every time God says I AM, He let’s us know more about who He is…what He is…what He does.

Look what God says behind, “I am”…

“I am your shield…”

“I am the Lord…”

“I am God…”

“I am the Lord your God…”

“I am the Lord who sanctifies you…”

“I am giving…”

“I am holy…”

“I am with you…”

“I am He who blots out…”

“I am the First and the Last…”

“I am He who comforts you…”

“I am…

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