quiet time 7/19/22

Lord, I’m tired of doctors sticking labels on me
Like a Venn diagram of disaster.
Here is my mini pharmacy on the shelf:
This for that and that for this, and by the way
Some more because of the side effects.
Death threats disguised as diagnoses.
Heal me, Father! Touch me, Jesus!
Rescue me from this failing body!
Make me whole!

Do you believe your Father, or the world?
The Kingdom you reside is not the flesh,
And you possess the blessings I’ve unfurled,
So open up your eyes and look afresh.
Rejoice in your affliction for it brought
You to this place of need so you can see
The multitude of gifts that Spirit wrought,
When you fell on your knees with faith in Me.
With wisdom, understanding and of might,
The power I gave Christ who dwells in you,
As you now dwell in Him now walk in light,
Appropriate the miracles as true.
	The power of your healing rests within.
	If you believe in Me, it thus begins.

(EPHESIANS 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ)

(ISAIAH 11:2 - The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.)

quiet time 7-12-22

quiet time 7/12/22

(I JOHN 5:21 - Little children, keep yourselves from idols.)

Lord, what are You telling me here?

Abide in Me, My child, the Way is straight,
And do not be distracted by the waves.
The enemy would seek to agitate,
With idols so designed to sire slaves.
Such simple things as random idle thought
Can pull you from the union we enjoy.
Take captive every introspective jot,
Discarding all that seeks to steal your joy.
Keep focused on the love I have for you.
Remember I affirmed you from the start,
And as My child, all Spirit’s gifts are true.
You’re always in My thoughts and in My heart.
	Whatever draws your gaze away from Me
	Are nothing more than idols and debris.

Lord, how do I apply this in my life?

I’ve given you an arsenal to wield
Against the wily plans that Satan plies.
The scriptures are the sword that I revealed
To counter with the truth against his lies.
Remember that you’re righteous through and through,
And in this revelation you are safe.
Your faith’s a mighty shield to thus subdue
The fiery darts the enemy will strafe.
Renew your mind – this you should always do
As you are being formed into my Son.
The transformation process brings you to
The realization that we all are one.
	When you seek first the Kingdom and the King,
	The idols of this world no longer cling.

quiet time 7/9/22

Quiet Time 7/9/22

(DEUTERONOMY 31:8 - And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.)

Sometimes I feel so alone,
Adrift in an ocean of helplessness.
My enemies encircle me like sharks,
Patiently waiting for me to fall.
I am hedged in on all sides
And I see no escape.
Even though Your presence isn’t felt
In these moments of despair,
You are with me
Incessantly whispering love
Into my weary soul.
You, O Lord, are my one Beloved;
Your promises are true
And unfailing.
If in fear I don’t sense You
It is I that has become numbed
By the troubles of this world.
But when I cry out to You,
Here You are.
I forget. You never do.
Dismay is transient. You, Lord, are not.
Lead me into the way of greater faith.
Open my eyes when they shut.
I pray to remember
Until I remember to pray.
Nothing can come against me
Because You are with me.
I praise Your constant Presence!
You are before me, behind me,
Closer than my heartbeat.

Now to be quiet and listen:


No matter what such trials you will face,
Or valleys of the darkest nights of soul,
Be sure of this: you’re in My kind embrace;
I’m here in love to always keep you whole.
This covenant I promise not to break,
To be with you through mountain top or vale.
My love for you I never will forsake;
Your righteousness through faith will long prevail.
My child, when troubles come against you, know
That you abide in Me and I in you.
Just rest in Me and watch the troubles go;
The struggles that you face, I’ll see you through.
	You never are alone for I AM here;
	Such momentary troubles count as dear.

quiet time 6-22-22

Quiet Time 6-22-22

(I CORINTHIANS 15:31 - I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.)

What are You telling me, Lord?

I died upon the cross so you can live,
My body broken, bruised so you’re made whole;
My blood was shed so all your sins forgive,
I gave my all to save your precious soul.
Now you believe in Me with all your heart,
And here I dwell in you, My dearest friend;
You must be broken daily to take part
In all the love and glory that I send.
To die to self is life in Me, My love;
Surrender all you have with childlike trust,
And know I won’t forsake you from above,
For in your faith in Me you must entrust.
	When you die daily, I much more emerge,
	And here, abide in Me, as we converge.

Quiet Time 6-14-22

(PSALM 16:1 - Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.)

What are You telling me, Lord?

Take refuge in the love I have for you,
For I surround you with My hedge of grace,
And as you cling to Me with faith so true,
The veil will fall so you can see My Face.
Let nothing stand between the two of us,
For I desire no less than we be one,
And you will know we have much to discuss,
The mysteries that prove you are My son.
Your trust in Me must be so absolute,
For with such pure devotion freedom reigns,
And from the root of hope you bear much fruit,
The glory of My love in you remains.
	Pick up your cross and know that I am Here,
	Preserving you with love and joy so dear.

In the Cave

I've come here to hide, for I am ashamed.
Even saying "I" feels like an insult.
You know everything. There is no hiding from You.
Addiction is an idolatry of self, worshipping lies.
It is not who I am, for You have made me for Your purpose.
Remind me of Your truth, Lord! Break these chains!
I give up. Time to stop running like Job.
Time to stop cave-dwelling like David.
Time to reveal my nakedness so You may clothe me in robes.
You are my strength and Savior, my anchor and rock.
Tear down the strongholds and expose the strong man.
Lead me to repentance for Your Name's sake.
Save me from these brambles, for I have gone astray.
I am helpless, and this state is just where You need me to be.
Jesus, You are my Shepherd. Restore me, revive me, receive me.
My prayers rise up like the moans of a lost soul.
My body wastes away, my neck becomes thin, my eyes grow large,
Waiting for you.
You will come, am probably already here.

You whisper "I've always been with you, closer than your heartbeat.
Now, just let go and hold on."

This is love.

Sanctification (Acrostic Sonnet) 10/9/21

Salvation came first on that cruel cross
As Jesus took upon your total sins;
Now when you gave your life to Him across
Committing all you have, new life begins.
The Spirit of Christ Jesus lives in you,
In Him you have your being and desire,
For you are being formed and shaped anew
Into the image of the Son through fire.
Cease walking in the flesh, now Spirit bound,
Abide within the word and walk in love;
The crucible of life is so profound
If you surrender all to God above.
     O child! You're not alone! You're ne'er apart!
     No force can separate you from God's heart.

9/22/21 Delight Yourself in the Lord

Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

Beloved, You are my delight,
My deep repose, my long respite.
Such peaceful joy no words can share,
Your love is such I can’t compare.

Your Spirit dwells within this heart,
It doesn’t end, it has no start.
Wherever I am, so are You,
Just show the way, You’ll see me through.

The heavens show Your glory fine,
Each atom spins in grand design.
O Lord, there is no mystery
Within Your noble majesty.

Above the stars, beneath the earth,
Creation celebrates its birth.
In humble prayer I praise Your name,
You are my Savior! I proclaim.

Transformed into Your image bright,
Adopted as a son of light,
And more than that, an heir and more,
The veil removed, the open door.

My soul desires this only thing:
To do Your will, my Lord and King.
I cling upon each whispered word,
To follow You as undeterred.

There is no room for two, You say,
So crucified with You that day,
And rose again emerge as one,
No longer I, but You begun.

Beloved, You are my delight,
My deep repose, my long respite.
Such peaceful joy no words can share,
Your love is such I can’t compare.

9/12/21 – Every Spiritual Blessing

(Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ)

Jehovah Jireh promises such gifts
Beyond the count that mortal man can reach,
Of blessings from all spiritual lifts
To those whose Lord is Christ in heart and speech.
Believing that He died for all your sins,
And rose again to conquer death and hell,
You reap the benefits of those who wins,
The Kingdom’s glory now upon you dwells.
Accepted and adopted without blame,
The mystery of God’s will He gives with grace!
A holy child of Abba is your claim,
Ambassador to Heaven in this place!
	Embrace through God your new identity;
	The gifts He showers down on you are free.

1/14/21 The Peace of God

Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The peace of God, where understanding fails
Removes all anxious thoughts and fearful heart.
The love of Christ replaces worry’s scales
And makes His home in you to ne’er depart.
Lean on His every word, call out His name,
For God our Father seeks relationship.
Your prayers and supplications feed the flame;
With gratitude you form a fellowship.
Surrender all your cares, your trials and woes
Where on the cross those weights already lie
And rest unburdened in His pure repose
While all the world’s afflictions pass you by.
            You cannot understand God’s perfect peace.
            Believe this, though: you are His masterpiece.

I John 4:18 Quiet Time

(I JOHN 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.)

Agape love will drive out every fear,
For it displays the perfect will of God.
Considering another’s need is dear,
Whereas a move by angst is surely flawed.
Whatever fear you have will hold you back
From all the gifts that comes from perfect love,
Until the enemies of God attack
And you’re trapped in the flesh and all thereof.
There is no fear in love, it cannot be.
One draws you back, the other draws you in.
Surrender all to Christ and you will see
His Presence casts out fear for love within.
     The only thing to fear is God above;
     With awe and reverence to Him in love.

Psalm 9:2 Quiet Time

6/8/22 Quiet Time

(PSALMS 19:1 - The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.)

Like stars among the trees are fireflies,
While honeysuckle fills the summer air,
And constellations dress the southern sky.
All point to God His majesty declares.
Behold the moon! The mistress of the night,
Reflecting glowing luster from the sun,
And here on Earth creation shouts delight
For all He is and all that He has done.
The glory of the Lord is plain to see,
Within a child’s eyes and mountains tall!
A grain of sand, the swelling of the sea,
The universe proclaims that God is all!
	Attune your heart to love and you will hear
	The heavens praise the name of God so clear.


NOW You tell me to write.
I feel a soft click in my soul
Like a mystic tumbler sliding into place.
NOW You tell me to speak,
With wide open heart,
With suffering and joy.
You get through to me now
As if I’d gained new ears
Attuned to the Spirit
You are my King,
My All.
You tell me there is only One,
You in me
In You.
Is the Kingdom
And the Power
And the Glory
In all ways,
The Way.

*Da,YOU are my voice now.

(Ephesians 1:11-12: 11. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12. that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.)
*Da - Daddy (Irish)