Tuesday, October 31, 2017

mountain mover

Mountain Mover

Imposing mountains loom,
Casting dark shadows
Blocking light needed to bloom
Night and fear enclose,
Sun eclipsed,
Losing hope,
Summits appear firmly fixed.

Oh but who is He?
The one who spoke creation
The one who parts the sea
The one who sets foundations

The story writer
The one who makes a way
The one who is our lamplighter
Who on the cross his love was displayed


He is the mountain mover
He dispels the blackness
He holds the future
He wipes tears and turns mourning into gladness.

He is the father that walks beside
He is the holy one enthroned above
He is the one who changes the tide
His power is more than enough

He is our inner peace
He is our sheltering fortress
In him our strivings cease
In him we are found faultless

He is the one who moves the mountains,
Who with a word, sets the stars in place.
He offers living water from his fountain
And pours out upon us, unending grace.

He is the one the hills bow down to.
He is the mountain mover.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

water ballet



Aquamarine waves spanning the vastness
Pillars deposited creating uneasy path
Dancer joined by Ageless prince
Clumsy Tentative steps
Hand outstretched, arms reaching
Commence Adagio for the Pas de deux
Pirouettes gracefully atop posts
Arabesque followed by Grand Jete’
 Lifting, turning and leaping
Finding safe landing amidst watery route
 Ballet Master, Choreographer and partner
Guiding in effortless Artistic dance of life
Ungainly wanderer turned nimble ballerina




Psalm 30:11 "You have turned my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with a garment of joy",

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My daddy’s giving me a new pair of glasses


  1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord told Samuel, “Don’t look at his appearance or how tall he is, because I have rejected him. God does not see as humans see.[a]Humans look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks into the heart.”

My daddy’s giving me a new pair of glasses

We see  Leah unwanted left to her own,
Her daddy saw and opened her womb.
In David we see adulterer,
His daddy saw a heart like no other.

I see pain and fear.
My daddy sees beyond the tears
My eyes see brokenness
My daddy see’s wholeness
  I discern faults and fissures
His heavenly thoughts often differ
I see backsliding sinner
He knows who is truly the winner

My daddy’s giving me a new pair of glasses

My sight temporal
My daddy’s view eternal 
I see lost and discouraged
My daddy see’s Faith and courage.
I see only the physical
The spirit moves in the Invisible
I need a quantitative analysis
My daddy works in the miraculous

My daddy’s giving me a new pair of glasses
His spirit is fashioning a pair without scratches
 His glasses are painting a whole new picture
Giving me a view that’s in sync with scripture.
Aligning my sight with his heart
An image that only His son could impart

My daddy’s giving me a new pair of glasses

2 Kings 6:17-20 (NIV) "And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha."






Monday, August 14, 2017

Eternal Glory

+Eternal Glory
'Christ of Saint John of the Cross'
By Salvadore Dali



Eternal glory stretched out on display
Bent low in humble sacrifice
Majestic gift filling the expanse
Continual atonement all encompassing
Metal anchors cannot hold 
Holiness poured out
Zoe birthed by death
Hope of glory
Light of men

Inspired by Maggie Robbins
Thank you for Visio Divina




Monday, July 31, 2017

Full Flight




The majestic eagle plumed in finery
Each feather needed so vitally
Some to steer and glide
All required to take flight
Full breadth of wingspan to fully soar
Both wings bringing to heavens door


 
  

Practices from another time
Disciplines with eternal design
Holy, Holy, Holy is He.
This our sight when we sit silently,
Meditating on beloved scripture,
Fasting from worldly pleasure,
Seeking the savior in the quiet rest,
Giving and submitting in service
Prayer, worship and Heavenly reflection
All for our own sanctification


Charismata, spiritual graces,
Gifts of a supernatural nature.
Love overflowing, outpouring to all
When the Holy Spirit allowed to fall.
Words of wisdom and knowledge unlocking hearts,
Prophecy, miracles, healing's to impart
 For the benefit of our sisters and brothers
Experiencing the fathers love like no other




Monday, July 17, 2017

Rooted



Rooted

2 Corinthians 4:18 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.



Seeds cracking open,

Greenery sprouting, 

Upward reaching for light,

Roots tunneling downward,

Spreading, burrowing into loamy soil,

                                   Quietly searching for nutrients,

Ever channeling wider,

Drinking life giving water.


Anchoring deeper for firm foundation

Harsh weather, drought, flood,

Roots visibly twisted in response,

Reaching into the depths for more,

Growing strong and tenacious.

Life above allowed to blossom

 Branching outward,

Fruit yielding.

Fearless mooring providing stability,

Mining soil for all its riches.



For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit

Thursday, June 29, 2017

RCC Prayer for buildings

RCC Prayer for buildings





Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of the heavens and earth

We praise you and thank you for your son Jesus Christ. We thank you that your plan has always been to reconcile us back to you and as we receive your gift of salvation we thank you that we are privileged to be called sons and daughters’ of the most high God.
We thank you that in your design for redemption you saw fit to include us, your church, in the plan to help establish your Kingdom here on earth. We are humbled and in awe that we at RCC get to call each other brothers and sisters in Christ as well as all who belong to the body.
I thank you for the vision given by your Holy Spirit to bring life from brokenness for Reading City Church and in your pleasure you have provided the buildings to create safe gathering spaces where the lonely, seeking, lost and broken can join in praising you.

We honor those who have gone before in prayer, in sweat and in hope in establishing the foundations for the physical structures for these churches. We are asking that you, Lord, continue to guide us and those who will come after in stewarding these buildings.
Let these edifices bring you glory through your Holy Spirit flowing out of us, emanating out to the neighboring communities. Let these places of worship team with life Lord. Our prayer though is that we would not hinder your will by our limited vision but we are asking in boldness to provide the vision and all that is needed to use these establishments to their fullest capacities. We ask that they not be used to build barriers between your church and the world but are invitations to the world to come and experience how good you are and experience being part of the  family of God.

Abba father we ask your store houses to be opened for all that is needed. We are asking provision of funds and workers and protection over the properties as well. We cannot do this without you. We ask that there would be continued unity and that the elders and we your body would work as of one accord as we together seek your heart and will.


"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" Revelation7:12