7-7-15 Thirst

desert

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah:

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:

my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee

in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is

Psalm 63:1 KJV

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If you would seek the presence of the Lord,

You must be thirsty like a desert man,

Bereft and wandering, an empty gourd,

A single minded need without a plan.

When you awake, have God be your first thought,

So hungry He consumes you heart and soul

Until your neck is thin, your stomach taut,

Your tongue so thick with thirst and black as coal.

You cannot find the Lord while on your duff;

You must engage the world, but be aware:

When He is all you need, then sure enough,

You’ll find Him all around; He’s everywhere.

The intellect itself cannot find God;

You search with your whole life without facade.

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1-25-15 Keeping His Word

abode

The words of Christ are written in your heart

And whispered through the Spirit constantly,

And if you in your love for Him take part,

Then faithful to the Father you will be.

O, nothing can compare to God’s full Grace!

His love is all encompassing and pure,

When once you felt apart, now in its place

There is no separation to obscure.

As you obey and live the words of Christ

A process of regeneration starts

Resulting in a Oneness so sufficed,

That Home is everywhere that love imparts.

Have faith in Jesus, He that died for you

To give through God eternal life anew.

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 If a man love me, he will keep my words:

and my Father will love him,

and we will come unto him,

and make our abode with him.

John 14:23 KJV

1-13-15 God or Bust

rickety

Unless the Lord is present count it dead

Whatever that is built with human hands;

It may exist a thousand years ahead

But might as well be built with desert sand.

A city that’s forgotten God is doomed

Like Sodom and Gormorrah full of sin;

Then soon by wickedness it is consumed,

As dead inside as though it’s never been.

Invite the Lord to sanction all you do,

And let His Spirit guide your heart and mind;

The earthly things that honor God are true,

And all without His love will fall behind.

Let God build both your church and family,

And everywhere you go, there He will be.

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Except the LORD build the house,

they labour in vain that build it:

except the LORD keep the city,

the watchman waketh but in vain.

Psalm 127:1 KJV

10-31-14 Not in Temples

not in temples

You cannot place a label on the Lord

That puts Him in a box of any sort,

And those who try must surely be ignored;

A trillion billion words would come up short.

You cannot build a temple or a church,

Then tell the world He dwells within its walls.

A claim like that is vain and will besmirch;

You cannot bind Him to the greatest halls.

The Spirit of our God is everywhere;

He’s closer than your pulse, your breath, your mind.

Just open up your heart and go in prayer;

He’s waiting for you Here, a cinch to find.

God made the world and all the things therein;

The only place He isn’t is your sin.

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God that made the world and all things therein,

seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,

dwelleth not in temples made with hands

Acts 17:24 KJV