Friday, June 12, 2015

Captivate me

Savior God
Rescue me from the dungeon of my iniquity
    from the depths of my sin
Pride and self-sufficiency tempt me daily
Teach me to seek reprieve in Your Arms
   to trust in Your Strength

Loving God
Break away the stone of my hardened heart
Crush it into gravel and pave a new path
   for this broken life
Grind the fired clay of my self-reliance into fine dust
Drench me in Living Water
Remold me on Your Potter’s Wheel
   that I will be a vessel of Your Peace
   trusting that You are with me
   embracing those around me with Your Love

Mighty God
Help me put down the weapons of insecurity
   and choose to live boldly in Your Way
Teach me to absorb the impact of sin
   be bruised but not broken, frail and strong
   safe in Your Promises
   turning to You
   releasing the pain

Creator God
Let my eyes appreciate the hues of earth and sky
Coax my hands to touch the endless textures of the land
   to receive each morsel of food as life-sustaining
Let my ears delight to the sounds of life emerging
   the birds of the air sing Your Praises
   each breath an affirmation
   the aroma of the fruits and flowers is Your Scent
   the movement of the wind is Your Caress

Captivate me


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

i have tasted the evil

one image
a thousand words?
this image breaks my heart
tears flowing
one image
my heart breaking
because the image is so true
i have tasted the evil
i have witnessed it with my own eyes
Lord, why are you silent?
hear the cries of my heart
hear the cries of her heart
Oh Compassionate One
this cannot be what you intend
the consumption of human flesh
the eating of our young
Created in Your Image
the travesty is indescribable
my heart hardens
i am without mercy
open the eyes of my heart
Lord God Almighty
El Shaddai
i am tempted by evil
tempted to vengeance
protect me from my acrid rage
be with me in my trouble
rescue her
rescue me

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.  I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16 NLT