21 Day Dare- Day 10 - Dare to Be Inspired
On occasion words flow from me like the season I wrote the Sweeteas series. Moments of inspiration still linger though not as often as they did in the time I was so desperate to hear Him. I thank God now for those moments of desperation that led me straight to His heart. Today, I share with you a poem I call "Believe" in hopes that something in it will touch you, or perhaps you too will seek to sit in His Presence and get inspiration of your own. He still inspires us with words and art and music today. Be inspired!
I have treasured in my heart sharing the Secret of the Pearls,
With mothers and grandmothers and the most precious little girls.
The wisdom of pearls passed to a little girl from her mother.
The beauty it beholds and the rarity like no other.
The pearl speaks to us new life birthed from friction,
And how with death to ourselves our lives could then glisten.
But this morning I woke with a heart overwhelmed,
Embracing the secrets He speaks to us, as well.
You see, we spend so much of life chained trying to break free
Not realizing laying on our night stand is the only key.
The power of His word is not understood,
And certainly not encountered as often as it should.
Yet it offers the truth that gives us the FULL life
That was paid for on a tree teaching us LOVE is sacrifice.
Yet we too often forget and seek to find our own path,
And we forsake His rules and run from His wrath.
While at the door He waits just the same,
Knees bent whispering,
“Just call out my NAME!”
When we realize He is love, and surrender our heart,
We see His rules are nothing more than His way of setting us apart.
Apart from what steals our joy and breaks us down.
Apart from the catalyst to doubt and rejection that our minds often get bound.
I know it’s hard to fathom this majesty of His Word.
It’s like fishing for adjectives to describe the depth of His Love.
In the same breath, this Word drawn like a sword makes enemies flee,
But with lovingkindness wraps around us speaking comfort in need.
It becomes our map, when we have lost our way,
And our shield of faith when to fear we fall prey.
I have often fallen into the trap of being a “good Bible study girl,”
And often relied on wisdom found in other people’s pearls.
And while it is so vital to plug in in many ways,
It is never a substitute for what He has to say.
His Word alive and active speaks afresh to our need.
It will not be returned void, but a promise it will heed.
It commands the angels when spoken aloud,
And raises up the humble and cast down the proud.
It is the only WORD He promises He will preserve,
And offers forgiveness even when far greater punishment is deserved.
But what I love most is when you see it on a face,
Of one who has found the secret of it’s internal embrace.
I know there are some who still don’t understand this I speak,
So I give you this promise what you sow, you will reap!
You’ll never reap a harvest without planting the seeds
That bring forth the fruit and remove all the weeds.
He says apart from me you can do not one thing,
But if you remain in my Word you will abide in me.
Your life will be prolific when the season is due,
And His crown of glory will be given to you.
A crown indeed! You are the child of a King,
And He gives abundantly to those who live like they believe.
So many have missed Him claiming He is a God to fear,
When in truth His wings are opened praying, “Will you draw near?”
Yes, He has motive, but it’s root we have missed
Was to ransom your heart and call you His blessed,
For you to turn unveiled radiating His light,
To Armor up fully with confidence this is His battle to fight.
To see the truth that you are heirs to His throne,
That He is your ROCK, and you need Him ALONE.
And when finally you surrender and choose to run His race,
You will harvest the fruit of His redeeming GRACE.
You will finally experience His indescribable love
And receive the inheritance of those whose love calls them to serve.
You see the reward is not simply for those who just believed
But for those who saw need to continuously plant more seeds.
This inheritance promises blessing and mercy and life.
The gift of His angel encamped by your side
He says He will show himself to those that love and obey,
And descend to your home making it His dwelling place.
Is there anything more that your heart would desire
Than to see the face of the one who set your heart on fire!
The secret I have relished most these past few days
Is the gift of obedience to manifest His love in new ways.
He says, my love is made complete as His voice you obey.
And as hard as it seems, it’s worth giving your life away.
While I have treasured in my heart my lil Sweetea crew,
It never prepared me the joy that would come from watching you.
I see in your eyes this desire to radiate
To be the difference that penetrates through the darkest place.
To leave an imprint for those to follow behind,
And to challenge your homes to stand too and walk the line.
And I know that His plans are greater than we can see or conceive
And a promise land waits for those of you who choose to
live like you believe!
I pray this planted a seed, but mostly I pray that it stirs desire for you to see who God will speak to you.
In His Grip,