First poetic offering here for 2017…
Morning Reading: Revelation 22:6-21 (Bible Gateway)
Thank you for reading my poetry. May it be a blessing to you today.
Message from G-d
I have laid you out,
not without reason.
For instruction, I have called you,
not just externally,
Wheels always turning,
when I have not required
your turning wheels, toil,
Stop being busy!
Your busy-ness only leads you further
from the plans I have for you.
Maybe the plans I have for you
look drastically different
You fear I don’t see your heart’s desires,
crouching by the stream
peering into the pool,
Maybe my plans for you seem imperceptible.
But, I see clearly.
You are not a cog.
I will lead you by your hand,
into the light of your own path.
The path I have marked out for you.
Let the quietness be your guide,
not the noise-
not the cheering crowds,
not the world’s laughter
or loud applause.
Seek only me.
Seek only my message for you.
What do you hear?
I’ll tell you what must go-
your desire to be like them;
even those who claim my name.
For I have called you by name, not to follow
but lead by following me.
Shed the security of false approval
and temporary gain
from those who follow their appetites blindly.
Walk away from the endless droning-
Messages that usurp my authority
and disrupt my clear communication,
causing dissidence and discontent.
Seek freedom from that which you have enthroned:
Instead let me reign,
and I will lead you in places others have yet to go.
If you can’t hear me-
turn down the volume of your life.
I am here.
What do you hear?
I Am. Here.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
*A special thank you to Jeanie Hannah for her speedy support and encouragement through our Facebook Group Christian Poets and Writers.