The real thing, nothing less than absolutely everything; the air I get to breathe. A love full of so much compassion, a heart full with so much love; the real thing. My soul is wrapped up within the tenderness, held forever; within Your embrace. Your love comes with No conditions, but my soul still drafted up one petition; to forever etch Your love, upon the door-post of my heart. You signed it, You sealed it; Your love has never failed to deliver. Every letter of Your love, the story being written; forever within my soul.
Your position is perfect, the positioning of Your love is absolutely picture perfect; positioned perfectly, right up against my soul. Your love, it’s got a hold; such a serious hold. Don’t ever stop holding, hold me forever. It’s a love You gave without strings, with no promise of love in return. So freely I give, I forever promise You my heart. Your love can forever have, my every heartstring. Wrap my every string, completely around Your love. If You truly believe, the love within my heart; to be the real thing?
My heart is not one to hide behind fear, within the silence of my own shadows; where my heart always felt at home. But now my heart has found rest, within the quietness; within the stillness, Your love is my new hiding place. Your love breaks every chain, but my heart prefers to be locked away; locked forever within Your loving embrace. Even when my soul got complacent, returned by to the silence; Your love never once complained. Within the silent night, Your love is brightly shining!
Even when my heart ran, Your love relentlessly gave chase. My heart has surely tried, but it could never outrun my destiny. From a love deep seeded, a soul forever rooted; I sure do hope, that the growth clearly shows; Your love has a firm hold on my heart? Your love is the real thing, my everything. I can clearly see, that Your love that Your love surrounds; Forever Holding Me!
My heart was dirty, my soul was in tatters. But Your heart, Jesus Your heart saw clean; Your love fixed what needed mending, a dirty rag. My glass half empty thinking, shattered; my theology, broken. God’s love restores my broken faith, piece by piece; a soul once dead, in Christ lives again. The beating heart within my chest, alive with a destination; deeper!
When all we see is imperfections, through Christ; God sees them as beautiful. When we feel we’re not worthy, Jesus shows us; that it was never about being worthy, but about being loved. When we stumble, and even when we fall; we may think that we’ve once again become too dirty. But Jesus’ love will help us believe, that the dirt is still washed away; we’re still clean!
Our dirty rags; washed, scrubbed, cleaned, purified. God’s love is forever washing; our hearts, forever washed within His sacrifice. Cleansed by His Amazing Grace; Mercy, is what forever makes us clean. Jesus, there’s nothing too dirty; no sin, that Your love can’t make clean. We may not be worthy, Thank You, Jesus! Our heart has been washed; um, forever made clean!
“Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1 NLT
Time, how did I ever let you slip away; not knowing if you would ever afford my heart, the opportunity to sing about a love like this? The day I opened up my heart to Your love, was the day I came face to face; with Your amazing, breathtaking love. From that moment, Your love forever gripped my heart. The heavens opened, the light of Your love shone down; right into the depth of my soul. Within that very moment in time, my heart experienced a thousand years of love. Time kept moving, it was my heart that stood still; but how could Your love not feel like a thousand years? To a heart smitten by the beauty, a soul captivated by the presence; to You a thousand years, is but a moment in time. Your love met my heart, took my soul for a walk around heaven; my heart has never been the same!
Throughout the years I stood on my faith, made it the substance that undergirded my trust; that Your love would forever be, my firm foundation. But for the longest time I was foolishly taught to believe; in order to stay within Your good graces, I had to work really hard. Follow the steps, put in the time. Only to finally realize, that kind of faith; was based in legalism. All that truly made my faith, was legally blind; to the truth. Your love renewed my mind, day after day; You made the time, to wrap Your love securely around my heart. Time goes by so fast, if I wasn’t careful; I would have missed out on Your heart, as being the true blessing!
Father, my heart has come to the realization; that at first it was about believing. But then in time it should have shifted into excepting; that it’s not about what I do, but what You have already done. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would have truly realize. Forever held, is what Your love did; from that very first moment in time. And Your love will forever do so, even until the very end of time. Time heals all wounds, but time spent within Your heart; is time well spent within Your loving embrace. A love that makes a lasting impact, a heart that should truly be our everything. Your love has been working in and throughout my soul; preparing my heart, for a time such as this!
You were my strength, when I felt weak. My voice, when my heart didn’t even have words. My eyes, when my heart could barely see. Your love saw greatness in me, but all I saw; was how greatly Your love impacted me. Your love gave my heart the strength, to be able to lift up my faith. One gaze into Your heart, was enough to make me believe; that I could forever trust Your love, that’s when the first impact was felt. Your love, and my heart collided; to this day, the impact is still felt. Like a tidal wave, just like a hurricane; even as a gentle breeze, the effect was instantly noticed. Significant enough to cause a shift, gentle enough to make a lasting impact. Everlasting will be the influence, forever in love; that will be the ramifications!
There were, and are still times; when I’ve been hard headed. But the impact of Your love, has drilled down so much truth into my soul. I’ve learned a lot, a heart partially made of stone; was starting to allow Your love, to chisel away the rough edges. A love that has impacted, a love still impacting; a love with so much impact. A love firmly pressed up against my heart, a love that has now left a deep impression. First, I felt a touch, but even that first oh so gentle touch. Had such an impact, causing a truly significant change; altering how my heart truly sees. A heart being transformed, being shaped and molded. Into a heart, that is truly ready to be used. To show how Your love has made an impact, on me!
I’ve not only seen, but felt a love; full of so much Style, and Grace. A love that draws you in, a love so well put together; a love that captives your heart. A love that has taught my soul so much, not about just social graces; but about truly living, only because of Grace. My heart has searched, the world has tried to entice; but my soul got an early taste of heaven. My heart became full, Grace was truly enough. The things of this world, has truly lost its tasteful flavor. Jesus, unveil my heart to see; that there’s nothing truly greater, than His love. My heart is now hidden within God’s Grace. Being styled and fashioned, to look more like His perfect love!
These days my heart is not one to chase after the material, I have a love; that relentlessly chases after my heart. I’m no longer enamored, with all of the propped up distractions. They may have style, but very few; truly knows what it is, to be graceful. Most of it is surrounded by so much madness. My soul refuses to take on the madness, even if it’s socially acceptable. I’ve searched, surely looked. But I’ve found absolutely nobody greater, nothing to compare; to God’s Grace and Mercy. We all need air for our hearts to live, but all hearts need Grace. Just so our hearts can truly know, how to be forever alive; through God’s redemption plan!
Jesus, a heart You will never take, without promise; but Your love You first freely gave, before a heart even started asking. Your love is what my heart is now styling; Your Grace, what forever clothes my soul. Let Your love be the reputation, on display within my hearts glow. So many people, believe that they can outrun God’s love, with style. But ultimately all the truly end up doing, is running straight into God’s Grace. The mercy our hearts truly don’t deserve, but for those who have stopped running; Your love becomes the overwhelming Grace. I know I need it, my heart knows it’s truly worth it. Jesus, Your love is truly the real thing; that All hearts, should gracefully embrace!
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
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!