Seeking You in the Wilderness and Getting Lost in Your Words

August 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

The world is such a beautiful place,

Filled with beautiful people doing wonderful things,

But we cloak the wonder and the holy with selfish intentions,

And a greed to hoard all we can hold…

God put us here to harvest, to love, and sing praises,

But all we care to toil with is our phones and our money,

We need a clean, a refresh button to reset our souls,

To take us back to where we had inspiration and were set on a path to grow,

Under Your care, living with You,

We were made to seek You like a lost treasure of gold,

But Abba, You’re my Father, my Comfort, my Home,

And I need to come back to You to be reminded of who I really am.

Summer Heat

July 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

The dry, blazing sun beating down upon my brow,
My skin crackling under the rays of this mid-July day,
In the summer heat my sweat it pours,
It pours like a Seattle rain,
And I work the grounds for hours on end,
For a little connection to grace,
‘Cause it understands the vulnerability of being weak and being worn,
It knows how to pick up a drunken heart and mold it into a new form,
In this summer heat my God, He speaks,
He teaches me knew things,
In this summer heat I work and toil,
And He whispers to my soul,
In this quiet, exhausting feat I endure,
He tells me He alone is my cure.

Sink My Heart into Your Hands

June 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

In youth I knew,

That You, oh God,

You are the Alpha and Omega,

I knew how you can change hearts,

You can move stars,

You can realign the dreams of kings,

But somewhere in my growth,

When the winds stopped blowing back my hair,

And the birds stopped telling me stories,

Somewhere back then I lost my sight,

I lost Your joys and gained my worries,

Now I focus on the world’s perspective of wrong versus right,

Trying to play the judge, create the verdict, and pass blame-

And we don’t even know…

Yes in my youth, I knew You,

I knew You better and I walked with You,

We would talk, we would laugh,

Lord, we would cry,

In my youth I was alive,

But now I’m too lost to know what to find,

To know what the search even looks like,

Too lost to know how to open my eyes,

… And I hear You calling me,

Calling out my name,

And I see us walking across the fields,

Both smiling and as we toss some stones,

Talking about just this breath in time,

But You have the whole world on Your mind,

And I want that heaven,

I need that joy,

I must come back to where it began,

And sink my heart into Your hands.

I Called Out to Death…

June 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

The grave was calling my name,

But I didn’t answer,

I didn’t say-

Anything,

So it couldn’t acknowledge,

If my life was worth living,

Or even worth dying,

It couldn’t tell,

If I deserved heaven or hell,

So it left me alone.

When I became old,

And ready to go,

I called out to death,

Said “Here I am!

I’ve lived my whole life! 

I ain’t afraid to die!

I won’t be quiet no more…

I’ve been here too long.

I’m ready to move on.”

Then he came to me,

Not as scary as some may think,

Just peacefully,

Like an old friend would give you a hug,

He took me on up,

He gathered my soul,

And I left my body,

Like an empty chamber,

Remembering all those years I’d been inside,

It was a good ride,

But now I’m free and he’s taking me,

To my new home,

My new adventure,

My new creation where living is endless.

Ghost in the Corner

June 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

I saw your ghost in the background,

Standing in the corner, barely being seen,

I heard your voice as he spoke,

Distant but still distinct,

I felt your message, felt your blessing,

I knew that you were ushering-

Me to move on and progress with this change.

With You is Heaven

June 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

My compass has left me,

My signal astray,

My hand reaches outward,

Assistance delayed,

No aid in lifting me higher to ground,

Above the wasteland to a place nobody’s found,

Heaven is up there,

I know it, I see

A place so lovely

All darkness must flee,

And I want to live there forever and more,

There’s no place I’d rather be than there with my Lord.

Mountaintop Moments

February 9, 2014 § 1 Comment

There is no mountaintop moment,

Without having a mountain to climb,

No great sense of worth,

No self-induced pride,

No awesome success,

Without the obstacle to overcome;

So thank God for the challenges,

Thank God for the struggles,

Thank God for the creativity, strength, and confidence instilled in us from our battles;

Our Lord fights by our side,

Intercedes for us,

So that we may stand on high with Him,

As the people He set out for us to be.