In the Waiting

My mother would often tell me I put the cart before the horse. She was right. I would think or step too far ahead than where I actually was; in the waiting. The yearning for hopes and desires can be like a desert without rain when deferred days, months, or even years without an answer…

Be on Guard

A day without reading the Bible is opening the door and inviting Satan in for a visit. “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” Psalm 119:9

Unstained by the World

“I wanna Seek you first I wanna Love you more” those song lyrics from United Pursuit – Hidden, I’ve listened to over and over this morning. How many times do we want to seek Him first? Every day do I want to run after Him more intently. “Tomorrow.” I tell myself. Tomorrow I will seek…

Finding Clarity with Caffeine

You called me to 3361 McCracken for what Lord? To combat my restlessness with a dirty chai in my bloodstream, hunkering down with Max Lucado’s book, Cure for the Common Life, so that I could organize these thoughts that have bound emotions in me? You even prompted me to bring plain paper, of which You…

Last Breath

When we enroll by choice into the saving grace by faith we live for an eternal life by loving, as He loves us by preparing each day to do as He wills. We weave in and out of lives sharing a part of Him who is in us a part of His “love, joy, forbearance,…

Believer

You unravel me from the inside-out From the depths of muscle and blood Beyond the cavity of carcass Like putty, I mold to Your workmanship and the renewing of mind While You rebuild this flesh and bone into Your likeness. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed…

Leading

You least blindly, lead me around sharp objects where first You pierced them.

Enticed by Fields with Thorns

It is very difficult to live in the image of Christ, when the world entices you to play in fields with thorns. I am human. I make human choices, some good, some bad; ultimately they are free will choices. And it’s within these choices I confirm obedient and disobedient decisions to God’s will. This I…

Back Into the Wild

Your whisper bends my ear, while my heart grips onto what is not mine. You ask me to let go, but instead I tighten evermore the keepsake in my palm. Again, You whisper. Ashamed of my disobedience, I bow my head, my selfishness aching. Wishing Your voice was just a sound I can ignore, but I…

A Thorn in My Flesh

From the inside out, mope finds me despondent to my environment. This is not my everyday; I know she is arriving. Cold is my body, chilled to the bone, a carcass empty and tired seeking warmth between two layers, as sleep tugs at my eyelids. She’s calling me, I hear her whispers in my achy…

My Father’s Protection

Though, I am drawn to worldly things and curious moments, my God takes me back, pulls me nearer, and covers me with His love. I lean into Him like I’m gasping for breath; for life to never leave me. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil…

Nearer

I awoke this morning wondering where I’ve been. Oh, I’m not physically lost, however I have felt a spiritual struggle, losing myself amongst the world and its distractions in this last week. A vivid picture of me holding Jesus’s hand as a small child floods my memory, both of us barefoot walking on a dirt…