But God…

A valley experience
The duration of time when the sun no longer rises
An eternal sunset
Thoughts of mind, originating from unthinkable occurrences yielding internal turmoil
Cornered by endless darkness
Tear saturated sadness
Becoming an acquaintance of the ground-level
But wait, that’s no place for the chosen generation of peculiar royalty
We’re mountaintop dwellers
Assuming our rightful position
After all, it looks better on us
Our name was victory before the ink touched the certificate of birth
So it’s due time for sunrise
I’m coming to you live and in full effect
Straight Jesus, No chaser
Reminding you of a man, 1st earth now heaven
Some call him papa
Some call him Jah
It’s whatever yo, he’s my star so
I call him GOD
By no means do I belittle strife
Life happens
but our Savior lives
Standing flat footed
By the power granted to me in authority
I reach down to pull you UP from weakness to his perfected strength
In him you come to, go through and come OUT
The key is to give him your heart
For he is in fact love
Don’t believe me? Let me help you out
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son and whomsoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life
9 words in and the biggest sacrifice the world will ever know transpired
To a self absorbed, cruel, ungrateful, denying world
What meant the most to him, he sent a gift
Special delivery
It is the sweetest name, I know
Something happens when you call him
Jehovah Rapha
You are not slack concerning your promises
Every lash you took on the cross
Sickness, ailments, hate, combat, unbelief amongst many others were conquered
Your blood is life
For I am persuaded beyond doubt
That neither death nor life,
Nor angels nor principalities
Nor things impending and threatening
Nor things to come
Nor powers nor height nor depth
Nor anything else in all creation
Will be able to separate us from the love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord
Heart tied to the source
You’re an overcomer
So when the enemy comes to do his bidding
Put him to shame
Speak to yourself
Declare into your atmosphere
Flavor your situation with the word
It’s guaranteed satisfaction
Taste and see that the Lord is good
And his mercy endures forever
Just to ponder on his mercy lasting to the end of our time?
The evidence of divine favor and compassion
A blessing
At my lowest, unable to stand
Weight of this world riding as an uninvited passenger
Stumbling, dragging, broken
I stretch my hands to thee, come rescue me
I need you right away
Just to touch the hem of his garment
How bad do you want it?
I’m in the fight for my life and with him I win
I’m in the fight for my life and with him I win
God has a purpose for your pain,
Reason for your struggle
A reward for your faithfulness
Faith is blind
Its requirement is complete and total trust
You gotta go all in
Like your life depends on it
And it does
He’ll take it from there
Feed your faith and starve the very essence of doubt
Leaving its attempts to hinder and stagnate at bay
Faith- let it stand tall, strong and true and fear will not have any choice but to flee
Down does not mean out
Let’s shift the focus
You’re still here aren’t you?
We gotta stop giving the pain the attention our Progress has the rights to
Being able to say you’re going THROUGH something
Highlights the very important fact
That problems, issues, setbacks, and disappointments
Did not succeed in the pursuit to destroy, consume and take you out
God implanted you with the ‘make it’ gene
So take a second look
In the midst of an appointed and apparent affliction
Is an appointed turn around
I have told you these things
So that in me you may have (Perfect) peace and confidence
In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration
But be of good cheer
(Take courage, be confident, certain, undaunted
For I have overcome the world
The right to peace is yours
Peace in CHAOS — it’s a believer thing
Keep in mind, IT
Whatever your IT is, ain’t over until God, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Tsid-Kenu, Jehovah Shammah, Jehovah Sabaoth, Jehovah Raah, says it’s over
You haven’t seen your BEST days yet, the BEST is yet to come
Strap back on your gloves of faith and trust
And get back in the ring SWINGIN
And if ya don’t know, now ya know…
I’m out.




Brain Teaser: How Many Can You Find?

Books of the Bible Brain Teaser

There are names of 16 books of the Bible mentioned in the paragraph below. See how many you can find.


I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments  for you. yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help find them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. relaz now, for there really are sixteen names of  books of Bible in this paragraph.

Can you find all 16? Try it and leave your answers in a comment below. Good luck!

(P.S. I gave you a freebie, so now there’s only 15 left).

This Song Speaks to me!

The “Appeal” by (friend in my head) Kirk Franklin is my favorite song of all time. Every time I listen and meditate on it, I become overwhelmed by the love the Father has for us even when we stray away. It helps to encourage me to stay in the race and know that in the end it will all be worth it to hear Him say, “Job well done”. I hope it does the same for you 🙂

“The Appeal”-Kirk Franklin

Lord I stand in your presence wanting you and need you and
I am here and I surrender all of me so I can see
Your will is where I desire to be take all of me oh
I give it to you Lord it’s for you
Just take my hand and I’ll follow you for all that I have and all that I do it’s for you
You are my song it’s your love that keeps me strong and you are the light in the darkness of my night
I’m lost without you broken without you oh how I need you
Oh how I need you
You make life worth living your grace always keep giving
I’m lost without you broken without you oh how I need you oh how I need you
Lord Have mercy
Have mercy
We need your healing please give us healing
Lord have mercy have mercy
Lord have mercy have mercy
Lord I come broken in this place weak and poor for all I have is yours all yours
This life these things they can’t compare to you no wealth no fame can separate that one my heart adores
Yet we take our eyes off you we’re blind in reaching for the truth and now this whole world cries because it realizes
There is none quite like you the earth the stars the universe repeat these words so true
Life begins and life will end with you
Life begins and life will end with you
When I die what will they say about me will the work that I’ve done be enough to help someone when I die WILL I draw men’s hearts to you at the setting of the sun wanna hear you say well done when I die
Well done well done

Lyrics from http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/kirkfranklin/theappeal.html.

Make Me


Oh great, magnificent, wonder whose being is so far from all understanding. Whose love surrounds all who receive it and whose hand can swat away any distracting harm.

I know I ask many requests of you and you do right by honoring them. But if I may ask one more request of you it shall be my last. For this one last favor is the one I desire most, my one selfish prayer, my most adamant plea and Lord this prayer is that you make me.

You are the creator of all things and the artist of the world, so else better to craft my soul? Nothing is perfect only you have that description, so during the process leave me a few scars, a scratch or two just to show the observers what I’ve been through.

Make me strong as steel foundation, make me sensitive to your voice and make me have a longing for more of you. A great man I once knew used to say, “I just want to be saved”! So God mold me until I feel that feel that way too.

Leave you mark, stamp of approval and initials in the work so they’ll know I’m an authentic, genuine piece and not some imposter sold on the street.

Change my mind, sculpt my heart and cleanse my spirit so that I reflect your artistry. Make me a better husband, wife, sibling or friend and instill in me the qualities to see endeavors through until the end.

And if and when this clay becomes unpleasing in your sight, lost, chipped away by ego or pride, or even shattered by the weight of life, break it down and make it over again, no matter the cost.

~Cleopatra Chase

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