Morning Refrain

February 28, 2014 at 9:35 am (Devotionals, Poems) (, , , , , )

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In the morning

All is a’glissening and a glitter

Your world blanketed in tears

From grieving the loss of the Sun

Yet weeping for the beauty of the Moon and stars

Now branches reach up their liquid lined arms

To touch them as the Sun eclipses their shapes

Arms open to receive what hours ago was grieved

Having been opened again by a less lighted beauty

Though no less its beauty those stars

With the moon as a song to sing

Gentle melody of reminders that even the darkness reflects Your strength a’shinin

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Sleepy eyes sojourn to find what their lids have shut out with the obedience to Your command for rest

Little birds sang at my window the song of morning newness

Arousing me out of dreamy chants

Their throats full of tweety worship

Crying out Your engraved romance

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New day gladness shouts hope through their wings

Inducing springs and skips in squirrel jaunts like kings

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The sky is full of fresh new air

Having been cooled and weighed down with the burdens of yesterday

Now with the Suns rescue – light and free – flowing it forgets its old burdens

Offering that forgetfulness to any who breathe deep it’s offering

Waiting for the life it feeds to slow down and see its meaning

Blue to the naked eye but dressed in rainbows to those who clothe them in You

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The morning is full

The Sun proves Your faithfulness

The birds fly on wings of full feathered hope

The trees shed tears reflecting the duel nature of time

And the quick witted emotion You have lined all things with

Sadness and joy are the left and right hands of the same body

At the center beats the heart of El’Elyon

The Word that awakens!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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The Things Closest to You

June 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm (Remodeling the Mind) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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Psalms 90:1-2

Adonai (Lord), You have been our dwelling place in every generation. Before the mountains were born, before You had formed the earth and the world, from eternity past to eternity future You are God.

A while ago Sam and I went to a telescope store to look at a few new lenses. We are “babies” in the world of star gazing…in the sense of telescoping. We have both been “star/night-sky” gazing…well…since we can remember. Who hasn’t? Everyone looks up and gazes at the sun, moon, stars, clouds, all that encompasses…UP. So in effect, infancy is subjective. The question of whether or not one has been taught correctly is – “Who has one been taught by?”

The kind and passionate lady at the counter was eager to “educate” us. She has been studying in fields of astronomy/astrophysics for some time. Her courses are at a college. The teachers…who knows? Her love for the spacial views of the cosmos was evident. It was fun to listen to her and watch her passion tell more than her speech as we spoke our desires and she tried to meet them. We made our purchase and as we checked out we were talking about our love for the moon. We asked the exact date of the Super-moon; which is when the moon is closest to the earth in a given year. The young lady with a brush off tone said, “Oh, the moon? That’s boring.” She then handed us off with our inquiry to the owner of the shop. Sam and I were perplexed at the sudden change in her attitude. I thought to myself, “How can such passion deflate over the moon?!?” Most people don’t know that the ancient way of viewing the stars and celestial bodies was taught to mankind by God, Himself. The Magi who followed the stars to Jerusalem and then Bethlehem to honor Yeshua (Jesus) as a newborn babe; they followed according to the correct teaching of the celestial heart of God. The Moon represents the Holy Spirit in this perspective. Obviously no modern class in colleges today follows this course. Since the Holy Spirit is the most important part of walking with the God who made all, Sam and I find the Moon to be amazing. The “educated folks” at the shop categorized us as “babies” meaning “one who has much to learn” due to our love of moon gazing. For all of a couple hundred thousand dollars of an “education” that represented itself in the owner and the young lady who helped us, The Father made sure we knew that He was teaching us right and for free.

As I continued to chew on this Abba God continued to feed.

Its always the things closest to you that one must not ever think one knows enough to “move on”. The Moon has been studied for ages and ages…and mankind thinks its knows it backwards and forwards, upsidedown and right side up. Though studied from the perspective of a rock in space that only is useful for tides and light, the Moon as I can teach it becomes of little use for excitement in the world’s eyes today.

The “lesson” between my Lord and myself continued. We truly do neglect to keep our eyes on the things closest to us. And the Holy Spirit is the most convoluted aspect of God today…as it is taught by mankind that is. This part of God is the least interesting at times because it seems so “out there”. Yet it is the closest aspect of Himself He gives. Its how we are able to hear, see and know the God of all Creation!

The same principle applies to those we know in our lives. We often think “I know so-n-so.” and stop really looking in the way of “getting to know” we do at first. Dangerous territory when it comes to our spouses and children, whom we think we know so well; or our parents, siblings, family and friends. The neon sign of the Moon reminds us that God is constantly changing the works of His hands, the tides flow in and out completely different everyday…never exactly the same as before! So, too, is the Holy Spirit at work in His children! May He, Himself continue any education based on these thoughts to you 🙂

By the way, the Super-Moon was June 23rd, 2013. We were able to “catch” a view on the 22nd, with many of our parents, siblings, families and friends. It was a blast! Taken in from just the naked eye view and through our “new lens” in our telescope! The 23rd was replaced by thunderstorms that blew ones mind as well. God orchestrated it all. The Spirit of God was alive and active in both. The lesson of looking more at those I love, right there on the ground with me – priceless! My appreciation for the Moon – still astounding! Knowing the One who created each and every thing I see, loves and speaks to me, teaches me correctly without need of anything or anyone else – humbling!
May He continue this education, every second of everyday straight on into eternity!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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The Story Has No End…

January 27, 2013 at 2:25 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , , )

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1 Corinthians 2:9  (Isaiah 64:4)

But, as the Tanakh (Old Testament) says,  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love Him”

No story, however, ends in this world. The first volume may have been very dull, and yet the next be full of delight.  ~ George MacDonald ~ In 1893 ~

The words: no story, however, ends in this world; sent my heart straight to the verse above. Then to “chew” them until they “grew a solid thing” once more into the “stomach” of my soul; and then began to become sustaining food to my whole body. What a profound hope!! That my story does not end here, in this world, where flesh struggles so acutely with spirit. Only touching lightly the eternal for which I was made; here in the temporal! Like moon light on the wisp of clouds, the Brighter Light is the source of its shining! And for all our technology to see the Sun “up close” and even with our fain eyes from a speck of dust standing a million miles away; close up or from the ground upon which we were breathed into being; one still comes away not really having seen it! Yet!! There is no denying it! For without it all we think we see and know ceases to be! To know God, is to come away fully convinced: there’s more!!! Way more!!!

Romans 16:25
Now to God, who can strengthen you, according to the Good News, in harmony with the revelation of secret truth which is the proclamation of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), kept hidden in silence for ages and ages,

1 Corinthians 2:7, 10
On the contrary, we are communicating a secret wisdom from God which has been hidden until now but which, before history began, God has decreed would bring us glory.

It is to us, however, that God has revealed these things. How? Through the Spirit. For the Spirit probes all things, even the profoundest depths of God.

Ephesians 3:20
Now to Him who by His power working in us is able to do far beyond (more) than anything we can ask or imagine, to Him be the glory in the Messianic Community and in the Messiah Yeshua from generation to generation forever. Amen.

Revelations 10:7
On the contrary, in the days of the sound from the seventh angel when He sounds His shofar (trumpet), the hidden plan of God will be brought to completion, the Good News as He proclaimed it to His servants the prophets.

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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