The month of November has five Friday’s, so I thought I would post this piece. I’m constantly writing, some you may get to see. This one I originally wrote four years ago for my own enjoyment, but decided to edit it a little today as a treat for you. It’s a bit longer than what I usually like to post, but like I said; it’s a treat for those who like stories. At the very end there’s also a reference, may it help guide your heart. If you like the piece, comment below; I may post another one again in the new year!
My heart has brought me to this place, everyone of my heartbeat; was the compass. Amongst all the chaos, my heart beheld a beauty; within a Risen Star. And oh how my heart just can’t seem to stop, orbiting The Light; radiating from within this love. At first, my initial instinct was to throttle back the emotions, reverse course; but resistance was futile. My heart was captivated by a gravitational pull, a love my soul has never known; a love with so much strength. At first I just couldn’t understand, why this love had such an unbelievable pull; on my dangling heartstring? I tried to Engineer a way out of the hold, but my heart was being shifted. I was strong willed, but I didn’t have enough power; to withstand the strength of this love. It seemed inevitable; that my heart and this love, would surely collide!
This love captured my imagination, my heart just didn’t know; if my soul even wanted to be set free? There was this undeniable security, being forever held; within the depth of this loving embrace. I had to check my Sensors, was I still breathing; the heart of the Vessel, wasn’t ready to burst. This love has a force, my heart had never before encountered such strength. The closeness, that was the true encounter; a warmth like no other. This love has a grip on my heart, my soul forever locked in an unbreakable holding pattern; this love was encompassing my entire heart. I always thought, I was the captain of my own heart; but my heart found itself, in an uncharted place. The magnetism of the love, is so unbelievably strong. This love has the ability, to see into the very depth of my soul; a love with an undeniable presence!
My heart, my soul, my known universe; forever changed, this love has taken over my heart. I don’t think I can stop my heart, from wanting to forever be assimilated; into this overwhelming love. My heart is absolutely locked, within a real attraction; fatal, would be if my heart ever denied such a love. My heart is Beaming, locked forever within a gaze; felt deep down within my soul. My heart is truly overwhelmed, by the essence within this AmazingLove. My heart is secure, wrapped within a truly substantive love. This love is penetrating every aspect of my shields, my heart is left absolutely exposed. This love truly seems to be having its loving way; with my entire heart and soul. Now my heart is being sent, an away mission; to seek out hearts, lost within this world!
Captains log, Star date; 11.30.2018. My first officer, and crew; K.I.D.S, have set out on a journey. Trying to give each other Space to grow, to DiscoverTheFinalFrontier. Voyagers, together in life; but on a Mission, to Explore. To Seek out the newness within this World, within this civilization; to Boldly Go, where our heart will take us. Along the way, my heart has experienced a wave of emotions. At times desperately trying to cloak my heart, trying not to be absolutely vulnerable; but my shields have often failed, to stop a love that has already moved my soul. My heart has never been one to beat a thousand miles a minute, but some days this love has my heart racing at WarpSpeed. Most days I try to keep it humming, at One Quarter Impulse; doing my very best, to not get ahead of the love!
My heart was once lost within the black hole in my soul, but there’s a light; a love that repels the darkness. My heart is being stretched, my soul has not yet reached its capacity; forever being molded by a truly indescribable love. My heart has to daily rediscover, seeking means to find this love over and over; undiscovered, the deeper parts of this love. Abiding forever within this love, my heart will truly LiveLong and Prosper. My soul has Trekked too far, for my heart to ever turn back now. So, until the day my hearts journey comes to an end, and my soul finally gets to go home. Until then, JamesT.. wo, the first; will be a safe passage, to help a heart get through it all!
Cracks, lines along the surface; some, indicative of underlined signs of stress. How deep do they go, how deep will you allow them to go? If someone steps on a crack, will you allow it to break your back? There is a glue, a love that will be the cement. A love that will fortify, the soul of the broken hearted. Pour out your heart, let God‘s love; forever fill the cracks. We all have vulnerable points, that tries to separate your heart from true faith. A disconnect between the heart and the mind. Cracks within the armor, doesn’t mean you’re losing the battle; fight the good fight, let praise be the weapon!
Life comes with a lot of potholes, deep wounds can become the divide; don’t allow a pothole, be the straw that breaks the camels back. Don’t let cracks break your spirit, even the smallest hairline fracture; have the potential to turn into a truly serious pothole; even within a strong faith. Some hearts live in glass houses, and some people like to hurl stones; at what they believe to be a heart of glass. Trying to break your faith, trying to turn your beliefs into a fragile situation. He who is without sin, cast the first stone!
Don’t let indifference, or a serious case of apathy; create gaps, within a flawed belief system. Cracks that tend to form; within the smallest crevices, of a shaky foundation. That may eventually turn into an undeniable rift, between your very heart and soul. Narrow minded cracks, can quickly become a problem. If your foundation isn’t firmly built, upon the truth of God’s grace. Positive thinking is good, but it needs to be cemented; within God’s unfailing love!
From time to time I will crack a few jokes, use humorous expressions to lighten the mood; but you will never hear my heart, say an unkind word. We should never try to exploit the cracks within the fabric of others; with the intent to leave them broken, or utterly devastated. With a gentle nudge, but never with a forceful shove. Help them see that it’s not rocket science, you don’t need to crack the code. Iron sharpens iron, but a sharp tongue; can truly shatter. Even if it’s just a small crack, within an already broken heart!
How, how could I ever attempt to breathe; without You? You are the air, that moves within my lungs. I simply can’t, and I simply wouldn’t; try to attempt such a feat. Your love is my life, my very lifeline; the life that moves within every beat of my heart. Every single day I ask my heart just one question; are you crazy like a fox? I couldn’t even imagine, or could even begin to think; about a life without Your love!
Crazy is as crazy does, but that kind of crazy; wouldn’t even sense; to think that you could possibly breathe on your own. Foxes have dens, birds have nests. So, why would I ever want to fall out of love, with a heart teaching my soul how to soar. Just to fall into a den of thieves, trying to steal my every breath. Heart, take a moment to breathe that all in. Resuscitation is possible, but let every deep breath of this love; be what forever moves your soul.
Your love takes my breath, but yet Your love is what helps me to breathe. Your love is the breath within my heart, the love that breathes throughout my soul. I live and breathe, only because Your love is the air; the love that makes a heart feel truly alive. I couldn’t live, much less to even try to breathe; without Your love. Oh my soul, take a deep breath; but exhale only when your heart knows. To live your life through a deeper love; then you will truly be able to love, the life you get to live. If it happens to forever take your breath, living will now begin; because you finally know how to breathe!
So how, how could I give You less of my love, when my heart wants to give You my every breath? They say less is more, but less of Your love. Could never give my heart more of the air, my soul simply needs to breathe. How, if I don’t forever make Your love; My Every Breath?
• When it seems like the ocean just won’t stop rising, and you feel like you’re going to drown; within your tears. There’s a love, that will help you breathe; a love with a place to hide!
• When fear abounds, and it strikes straight to the center Of your heart. Feeling like when thunder roars, and the shadows become glimpses of your past; go and hide!
• When the storms of life, beats against your soul; let your heart soar above the storm. Let your soul forever find rest, within the comfort of God’s love. Let it cover you, let His love; forever be your hideaway!
• When it’s safety you seek, but all you see; is these turbulent times. Spread your wings, move on the breath of God’s love. There’s safety within His mighty hands, let Him hide your heart; within the safety of His love!
My friends, let go, and let God. Let the Father, hide you under His wings. Let His love reign over your fears, let His love be the ocean. Let His love silence the storms, let His love be King of your heart. When it feels like you’re over your head, the floods will never overcome, in Him; you become the overcomer. The valley of shadows, His love cast out all fear. To know His power, is to know His love; be still and know. There’s quietness within His love, in that your heart can forever trust. Let the Joy of the Lord, be your strength. Physically, Mentally, Emotionally; you’re covered. Your heart will be hidden, forever within His love!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalms 23:1-6 NLT
First and for most, the opening statement is going to be Blunt. This first one is dedicated to A to the M to the Y… you ask? She’s the one who suggested I participate in the; Quips, Idioms, and Lingo Tag! Don’t call this a Rap, I also have to give a shout out; to Kathy Wire from Maggie Tiggles, the creator this tag. So, let me get straight to the point; I normally don’t participate in these. I already have a hard enough time trying to keep up; with everything else associated with blogging. So instead I decided to infuse it, with the regular Fun Friday post. I didn’t realize when I started blogging, that along with sharing stories; we would also be playing tag. Well, I did post a few months ago; about Hide and Seek. I guess even kids at heart; will forever likes stories, and a wonderful game of tag. So, that leads to my next point; about this wonderful person. Sure, she may have a led foot, but this story is not about pedal to the metal. And I’m sure, her heart forever races; whenever she, Aims her hearts arrow… high!
I’m in my Wheelhouse, my heart is at ease; with Humorous expressions. My heart can Wheel a few jokes, deep within this House; Iies a boatload of humor. Writing for your enjoyment, will never be tedious. I’ve been known to be Playful, some have called it Witty. Okay, confession time; I’ve been called Sarcastic a time or two… many to count. But I like to think of it as Whimsical, don’t think that to be Laughable. Within everything, there‘s always teachable moments; even if it’s done in Fun. So, don’t think of me as a Pest. Even though I won’t cry boohoo, just to become a Mess, this is all done in Jest. King Kong doesn’t have anything on me, what’s better than being a child of God? So therefore, you will never see me beat my Chest; I always try to give the ego a Rest. I rather put the focus on you, did I ever tell you; You’re All The BEST? No need to doubt, just put my heart to the Test. But all joking aside; love and peace, are my only Quest!
My heart tells me I’m blessed, gifted with the ability; to put Tongue-in-Cheek. Yes, truly gifted; I know how to put tongue, in left or right cheek. Now you might say; that makes me a bit too Cheeky. Okay, TRUTH be told; I do like making Wisecracks. I even loved watching the game show Lingo; when I was younger, I loved playing Bingo. If I had a dog, I would name him; B-I-N-G-O. It’s ironic, being a bit Comical; to me it has always made Sense, of the Humor perspective. Who knew, that writing about the love within; would become the new characteristic, the passion that now moves my heart? These days, I’m too Blessed to be Stressed, God’s love has cleaned up the Mess. Some days I face a Test, but within God’s love; my heart has forever found Rest, and that the honest TRUTH!
In closing, another shout out to AMY, and SADJE. They both asked me to participate in the, Quote Me. The words are Family, and Truth; I infused them both within today’s post. But please, don’t quote me; okay, Quote Me. Amy, Sadje, I’m up for the Challenge. So, can you handle the TRUTH? Don’t worry, this is not TRUTH or Dare. But let me take you for a Spin, on The Bottled up emotions. Here’s the question on FAMILY, and how I see this TRUTH. FAMILY, what is FAMILY? Is it evident, only because you share a special bond; is it also about having a unique connection? Do you know the TRUTH, do you just guess answer; what say you? If you guessed that the WordPress community is just about being social; then you’ve guessed wrong, it’s like an extended FAMILY. Made up of so many hearts; who seem to have made an unexpected, but a truly wonderful connection. So, go ahead, I Dare you; #QuoteMe, this is my TRUTH. Tag, you’re all it; the FAMILY I’ve been talking about!
Do you exchange your time, but sometimes think that it’s a waste of time? There is a pay back, there will be a Refund; your reward comes through your faithfulness. Do you have a heart to serve, but feel that it doesn’t matter how much you give; others are just not satisfied? Be patient, keep the faith; you’re doing a good service, you’re sure to get a Refund. Take delight in everything you do, Christ has already paid the price; the purchased was our salvation. With every act of kindness, with every love exchange; a Refund is guaranteed!
Never make it about give to get, exchange that bankrupt mindset. Exchange that way of thinking, ask Jesus for a brand new heart in return. No need to negotiate, just trade your sorrow for joy. People these days, are so quick to get into heated exchanges. What ever happened to civil conversations, respectful dialogues? Talk is truly cheap, if not embedded; within true meaningful discussions. Everything doesn’t have to be a debate, an argument; that just ends up, in verbal altercations!
Your heart will be paid back in full, do the exchange; give, and it shall be given. Even if they choose to repay evil for good, full reimbursement; shall truly be your portion. This is not about being compensated, but how to put a genuine love on display; as a way to demonstrate, the wonderful love of Christ. Don’t subscribe to the norm, that the sum total of a gracious heart; is a heart only looking for a return. Reject the notion, that you are entitled; instead insist, that life isn’t all doom and gloom!
Maintain a good posture, but don’t puff up your chest. Enter every situation with a joyous spirit, at the end; there shall surely get a Refund. It doesn’t matter about your background; be respectful, and we can all get along. You don’t have to know how to speak the same language, to truly have a wonderful exchange. Peace and Love for one another, a truly wonderful commodity; that is interchangeable. God will give you a complete Refund, for all that was stolen; because you were willing to give your heart, in Exchange!
Pen to paper, not what I need; to have a poetic moment. This is not about feeling, but I feel. This is not about capturing the moment, but my heart is truly captured; by the poetry within Your love. I didn’t always pour out my heart, but again and again; Your love is been poured into my soul. Your love has always been at the very center of my heart, a forever love affair, growing stronger and stronger. Your love is the pillar, the foundation that grounds my heart; the poetry that moves my soul, Your love is a poem!
My heart is trying to give Your love a voice. The melody within my heart, is Your love song playing within my soul; I hear an Endless Love. Your love is what first moved my heart, but now flows in an endless loop; throughout my very soul. A breathtaking love, that takes my every breath. Living is not living, if it’s not lived; through Your love, and Your love alone. A love that has my mind so blown, that I can’t even believe; these words are even within my heart. Your love is so more, than a poem; but truly poetic!
How deep does the love go, my heart is still trying to know. Your love gives my heart an overflow, words can’t even express; to what depths, Your love is trying to take my heart? But this one thing I know, my heart is truly in love. Your love is the poetry that moves my soul, the true emotions that have left my heart vulnerable; a wonderful place to be, within every poetic moment. I will forever let Your love speak to my heart, my soul still needs to discover; more ways to write about this poetic love. Your love is a poem, let my heart forever be the muse!
Your love is more than just words, it’s living, very active; deep within every breath of my heart. Loving You, is so much more than me writing pretty words. It’s the poetic love, that doesn’t just move; but truly inspires my soul. Let my heart be a true instrument, let Your love forever be the inspiration. My heart is on a journey, with a love that flows deep within; moving throughout the innermost parts of my soul. This love is a poem, my heart has so much more to say; about This Poetic Love!
He is so faithful, He is forever my firm foundation. He is the only Father my heart has ever known, that’s why; He is My Everything. His love called my heart out of the darkness, with just a whisper. His love is my anchor, my soul; forever secured. Even when His love, and my rebellious heart collides; His love is still so faithful. He’s never lost a battle, His words, my shield. His heart, my fortress. His love, my refuge; the place my heart can forever hide!
Every breath of His love, is the power within my heart; the praise upon my lips. Jesus Christ is our defender, our redeemer; the mighty conqueror. He knows how to defeat the darkness, His love makes us the overcomer; in Him we forever have the victory. He has already won the war, all He has left for us to face; a few small battles, to help strengthen our faith. So take comfort my friends, His love is forever fighting for you. He has never lost, a battle; forever give thanks!
“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the One who holds my head high.” Psalms 3:3 NLT
Do you take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor? Things may not always turn out the way you want, don’t turn it into a stew. Sure, darkness looms, but it can never stop; the sun from rising in the morning. Don’t throw the fret, your worries, all your anxieties, and your agitations into a pot. Letting it all simmer, while you stir the pot; until it turns into a bitter stew. Instead, look at all your blessings, all the good fortune. Take a moment to see all of the wonderful ingredients, available to make up a good character; use them to become the best you!
Do you have a floury attitude, have you learned not to cry over spilled milk? Do you use the broken eggy moments, as an opportunity to strengthen your faith? Don’t use it as an excuse, to forever fall apart. Get some sugar from your loved ones, add the spice of life to your heart. Use your God given potential; to bake, not flake. When the heat gets hotter, your faith gets baked in deeper. Show God, that you’re truly grateful; for the sweeter moments in life. Have your cake, be sure to eat it too. Celebrate life, and you happen to fall; Celebrate the Recovery. Don’t make life become, a distasteful stew!
I know a man, a brother, a father; someone I call friend. His name, Stuart L. Tutt; The Stu. Someone I believe, doesn’t let just a name define. When you take the Stu out of the equation; what truly defines, is the love permeating within. Ponder, don’t wonder; you’re going up yonder. Bro, that’s something you don’t ever have to Stu over. What the enemy meant for evil, God uses for good!
You have a BEAUTIFUL HUMBLE heart; full of love, COMPASSION. Make the PRIORITY forever be; your faith, your kids. All God truly requires, is for us to have a GRACEFUL heart. To show KINDNESS; to faithfully NAVIGATE the JOURNEY of life. Being VULNERABLE, never easy; but when it’s all said and done. A good, faithful heart; will come face to face, with the MAJESTIC presence of our Maker!
“A” is for ACTION. Most people have the best of intentions, intent without Action; means you weren’t ready to act, to make it become a reality!
“F” is for FREEDOM. We have the Freedom to choose, but when we‘re not truly willing to share our heart. It means that your heart have not yet learned, what it is; to truly be free!
“R” is for RESPECT. I can appreciate, I Respect a person; who’s willing to share their life experiences. Even though it’s painful, uncomfortable. Just so others can see, that you’re truly willing to be a light; when their heart is lost within the darkness!
“I” is for INTEGRITY! Honest, ethical, sincerity; words used to explain what is integrity. But more than that, it defines your true strength of character. If your character is truly virtuous, no one will ever need to question your integrity!
“E” is for EVALUATE. We should always take a moment to evaluate; do we do things wholeheartedly, or out of obligation? Do we give to get, or give not expecting? There’s never a moment, that we shouldn’t stop, to truly evaluate!
“N” is for NAVIGATE. Sometimes it’s difficult to navigate, the journey we call life. That’s why we need people around us, family, friends. Yes, we should pray; asking for guidance; with the faith to believe. But, also use the blueprint that God has shown; even Adam needed a helpmate, to help navigate his world!
“D” is for DESIRE. What do you desire, is it a bigger house, a better car; is it a loving marriage, or the perfect kids? All great desires, but if the first desire isn’t a closer walk with God? You will never truly be able to have the true desires, of your heart!
Greetings friends, today’s post, is the introduction to the new 3rd Friday post. The 3rd Friday will be mostly dedicated to the readers, for what I call, iRequest. I will write a post for you, on the topic that you have chosen, and then post it the following 3rd Friday. The topic can be a word you like, your favorite song… something meaningful to you. Today’s post, was inspired by some of Stuart’s recent posts; using his nickname Stu, as the bases of the piece. I hope Stuart, and you all enjoyed it. This post is longer than usual, I just want to do something longer; to highlight my friend! So, send me your request; I will pick one, and post it next month, as Christmas approaches! Blessings to you all.
A heart encamped by Your love, a soul encamped within Your presence; my heart is content, at peace within Your loving embrace. The campsite is absolutely perfect, my soul is camped so close to Your heart; a closeness my heart will forever cherish. The fire is crackling, the flame forever rising; the warmth of Your love, a place my heart will never leave. The fire burns, the presence hovers; the passion lingers, the love consuming. This is not about being on fire, a fire can still burn out; if the flame is just a flicker!
Under the canopy of Your love, the place I forever rest my heart. A heart not fishing for compliments. The rod, the staff; the square peg that will never fit within the round hole. A love that knows how to cast a net, a fisher of men; the catch, lost souls. Camping, my heart will forever stay camped; within the light of God’s love. There could be lions, tigers, and bears; oh my… heart will not fear. Just like David, God; Your love will forever be the covering!
Settled, it is well within my soul; Your love is encamped my heart. Every heart truly needs to know, that the extraordinary is seen; when a heart has truly learned. That it’s not about doing great things, but just doing ordinary things; faithfully!