Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In Your Arms...

Safe and secure
Wrapped in Your embrace
Kept firmly in the shadow of Your wings
I'm at home
I close my eyes
I let my guard down
There is rest here

I want to cast myself into Your arms
This is where I belong
Darkness runs
And peace surrounds me
Eyes filled with tears
There are no words

Your glory is in this place
I push on further
Longing to see Your face
Overwhelmed by the sheer power of Your presence
You are beautiful
My heart sings a new song
And my arms are spread wide

The earth tells of Your majesty
And speaks of the newness of You
Joy that's overwhelming
Peace that floods my heart
You are
Most Excellent

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Man Will Look to His Maker...

We live in times that have traveled far off from the values of a time that is now only remembered through the tales of the elderly and writings from years past. Man's conscience has been seared and calluses have developed that cause us to feel nothing at the sight of death and violence and contempt for God. I am uncomfortable, however, with the thought of a mere man looking upon my Holy Father with insolence in his heart. It pains me to hear the voice of a human speak of an Almighty God with no sense of reverence and awe. Because of this I pray for the people of a fallen and sinful race. My heart cries out for cleansing and for revival.

Isaiah 17:7 (NKJV) says:

In that day a man will look to his Maker,
And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.

In my quest for more of Jesus, I read the Word as if I am a starved man and these Words are my only source of nourishment. In this search for nourishment I ran into this verse and my soul and spirit immediately began to bear witness. Yes! This is it! This is what I've been praying for!

My prayer and hope is that in these days when nothing is sacred any longer, man will look again to his Maker. I pray that this generation will turn their eyes toward the One who sits on the throne and we will respect Him. I pray that we will look at Him and see Him for who He is: holy, worthy, righteous, compassionate, kind, powerful, just and faithful. I pray that "that day" that is written about in Isaiah will be this day. I pray that it will be this season. I pray that it will be now.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Look Closely...

Just another day
Examining the world around me
Such beauty
Utterly Awestruck
Singing of the power of Your love
Reminiscing on our best times together
Established justice
Intense worship
Great power
Never let me go
Sovereign and holy One
Faithful as the day
One true God
Reserve me for Your glory
Extreme faith
Vast revelation
Early will I seek You
Righteous You are, wholly perfect