Thursday, September 29, 2016

A new Garment for his bride

Cloaked in finery and frills
Twirling in its own delight

Robed in wordy scrolls
Restricted so tight

Draped in gossamer gown
No weight or depth

Clothed in traditional garb
Where half the body is oppressed

Gown ripped and soiled
No longer able to hide behind

The Bridegroom washing,
Bathing all cuts, bruises,
Filth and grime.

A new Garment white and pure
Righteous, holy,
Dripping with frankincense and Myrrh,
Offered up to his bride.

The choice is ours,
Donning in humble attire
 Our churches to be transformed,
Or clinging to our remnants, be cast aside.

Ephesians 5:27so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a]"

Revelation 19:7-9"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His [a]bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the [b]saints."

A prayer regarding Trafficking

A prayer regarding Trafficking

Dear Heavenly Father,
You are father to the fatherless, lover of the orphan, hope for the broken hearted. You are Lord of lords and creator of all. We thank you that we can know your heart, we can see how you feel about those who are oppressed and held prisoner plainly in your word. Lord, we ask a renewed aligning of our hearts with yours. We pray for eyes to see the true value and love you have for all of your creation. We specifically pray for the issue of human trafficking and all that it entails.

 WE ask you to break the yoke of domestic violence and sexual abuse that leave many vulnerable.

 We ask you to bind up the stronghold of addiction especially pornography and that you would raise up men of purity of mind and spirit with the courage to battle for the weak.

 Lord Jesus we call out against the spirit of mammon, the love of money and greed that fuels the entire process of trafficking.

 In Jesus name we ask your store houses of heaven be opened to relieve the hunger and poverty in the physical and spiritual realms so those who are prey will become strengthened in you.
Lord we ask you stop in their tracks those who purposely manipulate and control others for personal gain.

We pray for the women who have been so beaten down that they no longer see themselves as deserving of more. Lord we ask healing over these that have been used, abused and thrown away. May they be given a double portion and may they walk in the full beauty of your righteousness.

Holy Spirit minister to those who are called to minister and the various organizations, give their hands strength, be their provision in finances, discernment, hope and help. May they see your mighty hand at work and never fail to see your goodness no matter what. We pray protection and clear direction and unity.

Lord we say “NO More” to the sale of women and children for man’s profit. By the power of the Holy Spirit and the blood of the lamb we say No more to human trafficking. Lord we stand united as you stand united in the trinity, knitting our hearts together to stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters caught in this horrific industry.

Jesus with the authority you have given us, we pray for a revival of hearts, Holy Spirit come and convict and turn hearts away from this practice and towards our savior Jesus Christ.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The living word living in us

The living word living in us

The Logos of life, from before time began
Words speaking forth all existence
Rhema emanating from the one who knows the plan
Word of God coming alive
Words shared in verbal history
Words spoken to the scribe
Words given to uncover mystery
Words forming new life
The living word living in me
Words being given voice
Words that set captives free
Words that give choice
The musician’s words poured forth in song
The poetic word a personal psalm
The Spoken word preached hard and long
The bloggers word providing healing balm
The encouragers’ words helping others along.
The prophet’s words making others strong.
Kingdom words coming down
Words so needed for our world
Release of heavenly words where truth is found.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gifts tumbling down,

Gifts tumbling down,
Righteousness in white frock

He lovingly adorns
Bejeweled crown,
 with splendor un-paralleled.
Beauty instead of thorns.

Clothing in Garment of praise,
Dancing, singing,
moving in freedom.
Glory to his name.

Anointing oil streaming,
 Fragrant perfume
 poured out.
Priestly duties receiving.

Captives and prisoners unbound
Cities, lives,
hope released
Heaven Coming down

This is Isaiah 61 spoken over me by my beloved Lord
for all who are his!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Rended heart

Rended heart

Joel 2;13  New Living Translation
Don't tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead." Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.

Prideful heart
Full of self
Runs aground

Repentant heart
About face
Turning round

Rended heart
Torn wide
Raw and unbound

Humble heart
Bent low
Where lost is found

Surrendered heart
New spaces
Giving ground

Watered heart
Food and drink
Hope found

Tended heart
Past no longer holds
Loosened and unwound

Warrior heart
Spirit lead
 Prepared for battleground

Fully Yielded heart
Christ full
Love abounds