We are living in times, where there is a noticeable disconnect; between hearts, and minds. Hearts today are so divided; “a Rogue nation, that’s what hearts have become!” Hearts today seems so out of control, can we truly call ourselves; “civilized!” The love within so many hearts has waxed cold, the candles that used to burn bright within our hearts; some now but a mere flicker!
Hearts around the world have become dreadful, wickedness has seized the moment; hearts have lost its moral compass. The mind will boldly go to strange new places, but the heart; the heart has lost their way, trying to discover a new frontier!
Lord, help us; with every new course we chart, we seem to drift further from Your love. It will truly make it difficult, for us to find our way back; to a similar place in time, we can never turn back the hands of time. A Rogue nation, that‘s what I feel we are; a change of heart is what Your heart would like to see. As for me and my heart, I would rather my heart ceased to be; than to allow it to fall in line, with such Rogue hearts!
• I have the power to think, to act; but power with misguided strength, is not true power!
• I have the power to pull down, but do I have enough strength; to know how to build up?
• I have the power to speak my mind, but it takes a greater strength; to have the will to restrain that power!
• I have the power to keep silent, but do I have the strength to speak up; when the truth needs to be heard?
• The power of positive thinking is good, but the strength to always think positively; that’s the key to affect a positive change!
• There’s absolute power in the words, that comes out of my mouth; but I’ve gained such an unbelievable amount strength, just knowing how to listen!
So therefore, let me lend you my ear, let me listen to your heart. Knowing how to hear a heart other than your own, demonstrates strength of character. I’ve learned how to tap into the Power, knowing where my true Strength is found; has opened my heart to that true source of Power. Knowing how to use that power, the love that emanates within!
Overwhelmed some days becomes my heart, by a love so amazing; the absolute perfect balance of Power and Strength. The power I need, when my strength feels gone. The strength I need, when I need the power to keep going. God’s love is that unbelievable Strength, the love with so much Power; the love that is my breath!
I have overcome the world, take courage. A fractured mind, doesn’t have to mean a fractured heart; even a fraction of faith, is enough to move my love. Let your heart breathe through my love. With every breath, you will find the courage to believe; that you’re never alone. My thoughts are not your thoughts, but my love is your love; let my love be revealed in you. Let your soul be steadfast, let your heart be unmovable; take courage!
Hold on to your hope, watch as my triumph unfolds. Let your faith forever be in me, I’ve never lost. My love is never failing, let my strength be your constant joy; Great Is My faithfulness. What in you I have begun, in you that I shall surely finish; the triumph, your heart shall truly see. Rise each day in my victory, hold on to my promises; take refuge within my love!
My love is faithful, the love that called your heart out of the darkness; the light that shines through you, my love. Even though the night whispers, the light within will forever speak volumes. Let it drown out the darkness, let the peace within your heart be; sounds of rejoicing. Let my love be your firm foundation, the anchor that forever holds!
My love will fight your battles, my love has never been defeated; my love has never lost a battle. I AM, Christ; redeemer, overcomer, defender, conqueror. Even when the storms collide, I AM. Even when the rain seems more than your heart can truly bear, IAM. Take Courage, let your heart trust in me!
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory!” Luke 21:25-27 NIV
Hi, my name is Robin, of the hood; I’m an addict, these are my confessions. Hi Robin! Friends, countryman, lend me your hearts. Let me tell you what happened, let me tell you how; I kept falling off the wagon. It all started, when I would repeatedly rob Peter, to pay back Paul. He came to the hood, asked me what’s up? But then he tried to confiscate my bow, but I said whoa; absolutely no. Oh boy, Paul was dressed like a Repo man; but he was working for a collection agency. Rob… In, the hood; NOT… happening!
I was so upset about the whole situation, that I shot the Sheriff; of Knott… that important. Oh, I swear; I didn’t shoot the deputy. I had already robbed Peter; he was the deputy. But I was still convicted, by the Knotting… of the stomach. SURE, WOOD comes from the FOREST; but there’s this one tree. One wondering within the wilderness, with one LITTLE message. His name is JOHN, pointing you; to a way out of the forest, into a heart filled with endless dreams!
Yes, my friends, you can get addicted; robbing Peter, over and over again. For a short time you might live like a king, but when Paul comes knocking; you absolutely feel it. That knotting felt deep down, within the pit of your stomach; another BILL, has once again become due!
Life happens my friends, we have to constantly adjust; that’s just how it is. But it doesn’t have to be life or death, just a moment to breathe; leaving all the drama, out of the equation! Take care, and blessings to you!
Oh heart, do you have true grit, do you hope that you have what it truly takes; to keep from falling off the edge? Go ahead, grit your teeth; it’s time to dig in, not the time to give up. Oh heart are you just going to sit at the edge of your seat, and do what grandma used to say; are you going to sit by, and do nothing? Heart you can rant about all your problems, you can completely close your eyes; pretend you can’t see, just never close your heart. Use your spiritual eyes to see, faith is still the substance; hope is still the evidence of things unseen!
Heart you didn’t come this far, to just hang on for dear life; clinging to the end of your faith? Your heart has come too far, to live on the edge; of a love that moves mountains. Over the years you’ve learned, to be as tough as nails, but you know this one simple truth. Even a nail can bend, if the blow that it receives; strikes a little bit on the edge, and it starts to bend at the depth of its core. Don’t get it twisted, the nail has already been removed. So, I will forever fasten my heart, to the truth of God’s love. And whenever the hammer falls, being on the edge; will never truly shake my core foundation!
I don’t want to be a man living on the edge, this heart of mine; is on the edge of a profound moment. Living on the edge, it can make you feel like ringing the bell; and just give up. It’s not the time for my heart to ring out, walk away from the truth; and let lost hearts, fade away into the darkness. Life can feel like a jungle, sometimes I even wonder how I keep from going under; trying not to lose my mind. I never want to become a man on the edge, on the edge of losing it all. I don’t desire to gain the whole world, I’ve already gained a new perspective; my heart has a new identity!
That’s why, I don’t live on the edge; I have a love that keeps my heart grounded. An anchor that forever holds, in the here, and the now. Why should any heart ever be on the edge, when there’s a love; that will set your heart on top of the world. No one will ever be able to drag my heart kicking and screaming, no one can ever push me over. No amount of darkness, will ever blind my heart; in an attempt to cloud my judgement. My only desire, is to fall in love again and again; with the lover of my soul. Look into my heart, catch me I’m falling; deeper in love; with You day after day. What else, does my heart; truly have to cling to?
Every day I count the reasons, the many reasons why; my heart has stayed in love. But for some reason, I seem to lose track; whenever I get to the one millionth reason. Maybe it’s because, the one million and one reason; may just blow my mind? On the other hand, a blown mind; would never truly feel like a blown moment. One of those unbelievable reasons, is the moment my heart got to know You. The moment I got to hold Your love, ever so close to my heart. But on the other hand, maybe it’s truly because; Your love forever holds my soul, held so close to Your heart?
So many hearts, they just want to play games. Your love is not a game, but I love to play; as one with the heart of a child. Tag Your it; the love that want to relentlessly chase after my heart. But on the other hand, I can’t even HIDE; what’s in my heart. Your love, And nothing else; that’s what my heart so desperately SEEK. Your love has always been the one thing, but more and more I’ve come to realize; You’re the only love, that will truly ever know my heart. The one to whom I’ve forever given my heart. The One Love, the endless love; that won’t stop slow dancing with my heart. A love that holds my heart, within a forever embrace!
I don’t want to chase after the day, and I have no intentions of running with the night. But on the other hand, I would absolutely run all day, chase after Your heart; until the very day, once again becomes the night. On one hand I could stay put, be the man; in name only. But on the other hand, forever be a man; after Your own heart. Within Your heart is where I see my passion, in Your love is where I find my desire. So, what passion do You see; when You look into my heart? Can You see Your love, does it permeate within? On the other hand, can Your love truly be seen; does it resonate through me?
I don’t want to be a heart, trying to affect change; with one hand tied behind my back. But on the other hand, how can I truly affect anything; if others can never see that it’s by Your love, and not by my hand? Yes, every day I truly count the many reasons; but there’s two distinct reasons. On one hand, and on the other hand; I see the reason, why my heart loves You so!
Sometimes we believe that life won’t get better, that you can’t do better; freedom has a name. I almost believed the lie, yes; I almost received the lies. That my heart would never break free, bondage; that was the chain. But my heart found true freedom, it was within a name!
Sometimes it was the he said she said, what people said. But God, He said; there’s freedom within a name, I’m now finally free. Jesus stepped in, He broke down the barriers; His love kicked down my walls. My world changed, God lives in me. I don’t look at barriers, I don’t see walls. I’ve learned how to stay vertical, how to look up; no walls, or barriers!
That doesn’t mean that I’ve never found myself lost, even though my heart lives within the truth. They are days, when the rains fall; as you look up. Even if you don’t know what to do, you still have freedom; the freedom to choose, to not be shackled by fear. Freedom in God, means never being defeated; within His love you have victory!
My story, is now for His glory. God’s love changed my heart, His love has changed my identity; He calls me son. His power has brought me honor, where I once had shame. Yes, the day Jesus called me friend. No more barriers, my Jericho walls fell down. So, how do I forever see, how can you truly find freedom; it’s in a name!
Sickness has an end, bondage has an end; it’s within a name. If you want to feel at home, if you want to be free; there’s something greater. Call on the name of Jesus, Freedom Has A Name!
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 NIV
My heart is such a fan, such a fan of your love. Oh, how I dream, dream that your love; would take me out to the ball… game? I promise, that it won’t be the same old song and dance. This is a forever dance, your love, my heart; locked within an everlasting embrace. Your love is a MAJOR part of my life, a love in a LEAGUE of its own. So, why did your love SCOUT my heart? Why was my heart chosen, predestined; to know Your great love? My heart is grateful for such a love, no games will be played within; your love will be my hearts pursuit!
My heart has been elevated by your love, the SKIPPER. My heart skips a beat; being forever coached, by the rhythm of your love. Every day I do a reality check, some days it’s a serious gut check; am I truly giving You my best? I will never allow a subpar love, to PINCH HIT; in place of a truly genuine commitment. It’s not about a love of the game, but being forever in love; with Your heart. For me, a BUNT will never do; my love will forever swing for the fences. Having your heart as my one true love; undeniably a Home Run!
The WORLD is going through a SERIES of events, but nothing truly as important; as preparing for Your return. Just knowing Your love, that’s only gets a heart to First Base. Your love absolutely Stole my heart. So therefore, my heart will never STOP SHORT. Being forever in Your presence, eliminates the DOUBLE PLAY. A heart cannot serve two masters, love one, hate the other; no double talk. Being faithful until the very end, the heavens will open; my heart will be at HOME, with a PLATE set for me at the table!
Friends, you can’t afford to just sit on the bench, watching life pass by from a distance. A Dugout, is a covering; a shelter within the storms. Don’t just hide under the canopy, your love needs to be front and center. Willing and ready, for the ultimate call; to serve. I refuse to let life lull me to sleep, with softball pitches; this love is the Major Leagues. So bring the heat, show my heart the fire. Constantly FAST, I Pray my heart will never drop the BALL; trying to act FLY. A pitcher will never be needed, no amount of water; will ever quench the thirsting within my soul. In the past, I’ve been a knuckle head; thinking that Your love was a KNUCKLE BALL. Your love is the heat, felt deep within my bones!
Lukewarmness, turns a foolish heart; into a back… SLIDER. There’s no three strikes, Your love will never keep score. Practicing faithfulness, it’s very commendable; being consistent, truly admirable. But choosing to be absolutely intentional, with true acts of kindness; is truly the MAJOR LEAGUES. I’ve been known to be out in left field a time or two. Woulda, coulda, shoulda… done better. There can never be a no hitter, every single day; Your love is forever my HOME RUN. Your love went so deep, over the left field… side of my chest. This is not a game, when it comes to me and my heart. Your love hits it out of the park, every single time!
What have I done? The question my heart has so often pondered. I was such a sinner, and You such a great love. So Why, my heart knows the When and Where; the What is the ponder. I know When my heart came face to face with Your love. You Relentlessly chased after my heart, the blessings are now running me down. What have I done, to deserve this?
The depth of Your love, I can’t even fathom; so high I couldn’t possibly see how much. The length and breadth, will take my heart a lifetime; to merely get a glimpse. How deep does it go, that’s What my heart is learning. I can’t even pretend to understand, so How could I even begin to repay? The Why, it’s beyond my comprehension!
• When I am thirsty, You alone; What becomes the water!
• When I am hungry, Your love is What I forever feast on!
• When I am weary, Your heart is What I rest on!
• When the water starts to flow from my heart, the What has truly struck a chord; it overwhelms me. What Have I Done?
Oh God, my heart wants to know; What have I done? Nothing, I have done nothing; there’s nothing I can ever do. Every day, of Your love; You choose to freely give. I truly don’t deserve, a love like this!
How deep do You want to go, is there a limit to Your love; or am I the one, putting the limits on You? I will never pretend to know Your mind, but I am trying my best; to know Your heart. Some days I feel that I am Your hero, but in that very same day; I feel that I have turned into an absolute zero. So, please tell me the truth, my heart can handle the truth; how do You truly see me? I’ve got a think skin, over my tender heart. So tell me, do You see me with a loving heart, or just as a pretender?
I can be anything You want, but I already know. That You would rather see a heart, totally transformed; forever faithful. I have worn many hats, but wherever I lay my hat; that’s never truly been my home. My heart has only ever felt at home, resting safely within Your love. So therefore, I will never pretend; to just give You my heart, it’s forever Yours. I am not a pretender with my love, I will never pretend to love You; with just my lips. My heart glows much brighter, the moment I trusted; completely believed, that Your love would never let me go!
I’ve never been a slave to fear, but
I fear; that I’ve questioned my own heart at times, but I’ve never once had to question Your love. Trust can never be a true reality, if the heart doesn’t first believe; in that which it truly places the trust. My heart has been forever touched by Your love, where my belief started; my trust, forever in that love!
Within my heart I’ve never pretended to be anything, but truly grateful. Never once claimed to have perfect vision, my heart couldn’t even pretend to see straight; if not through the lens of Your love. Would not even pretend, that I’ve never once fell. At the very first encounter, it was head over heels; for Your love. So, I will never pretend; that Your love isn’t the true hero of this story. The unequivocal hero, that saved my heart. There’s absolutely no pretending, that my heart loves You so!