Posted in Christ Life, Poetry, Prompts

Spiritual Influence

I longed for His presence;
but my mind in it’s twisted nature;
kept bringing up images and thoughts that swayed me;
It’s hyperactivity kept rising like the temperature of a child with fever;
I relived memories and mistakes and all the disappointments so long it felt like forever;
I traveled down the path where I used to meet him and enjoy him;
The good old days when my life was prim and proper;
All of these extra-territorial-mental activity ended up in a proclivity of guilt and ungodly remorse;
Which left me with nothing but His absence.

So I took to writing, whenever my heart was itching;
Longing for an influence that transcends all understanding;
But I couldn’t help envy, nor jealousy, nor being angry at everybody and nobody;
I couldn’t resist smiling enough to be loved but not ready to open my heart;
Scores and scores of offenses I did harbor in my heart;
Murmuring at no one in particular but forgiving no one either;
I thought His presence had eluded me;
So I dwelt continuously in my delusions of being alone;
Tearing apart anyone that dared bring me back to the hope of His glory;
Which is Christ in me.

His influence I did lace with my flesh;
Trying to live in the spirit yet paying heed to my own trash;
His divine love kept calling out but I preferred my struggles;
After all, every man earned wages for his job responsibilities;
And mine I surely had to receive, no need to let Him relive;
The pain, torture and disgrace His grace bore to keep me in the race;
O miserable man that I am, who shall rescue me from myself?
His influence went into hibernation as He realized I wasn’t ready for the updates;
Updates that would make my firmware able to absorb His forgiveness and function better.

I knew His joy was my strength but I was busy grieving Him so how could I be strong?
How could I accept His Holy Influence when I knew I was so wrong?
How could I join the angels in this song?
Of redemption and grace and a second chance?
“For I was bruised for your transgressions, humiliated for your mistakes;”
Amazing grace just found me, with tears in my eyes I begin to speak in the tongues;
Not of men and of angels but that which conveyed my deepest fears in an understanding I couldn’t fathom;
“Come unto me all ye who labor”, indeed I have found rest now;
In the arms of the Influence that birthed me and has given me eternal life.

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Go labor on

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Go labor on, tired or tried;
Go labor on, persecuted or welcomed;
Go labor on; despised or celebrated;
Go labor on; supported or left alone;
Go labor on; afraid or courageous;
Go labor on; for it is thy calling.

The journey isn’t an easy one;
But the love always has to be an even tone;
For the master has made your heart his home;
That to others you may reach to change;
Your selfish desires may rear their head;
Your tired body will want to rest; but there’s the need to ace the test;
As others’ lives depend on your success;

Give up because they are not trying enough?
Plot against them because they plotted against you?
Feed them a dose of their own medicine because they despised you?
Run away because they fight and attack you?
Flare up because they irritate and annoy you?
Harden up because they don’t deserve your love?
What  way did the master go?

Reach out and save;
Closer to the savior draw them;
Love them in their undesirable states;
Don’t be the one to judge their fate;
For their sake, do sacrifice;
Lay down your life if it will suffice;
Turn them over to the Holy Spirit’s office.

Go labor on, depend on the master for strength;
Go labor on, let His joy always be your source;
Go labor on, be cheerful and full of praise at all times;
Go labor on, connect even when there’s a barricade to accepting the love;
Go labor on, rescue the perishing, snatch him from the grave;
Go labor on, peace your trademark shall be;
Go labor on, your reward in due season you shall receive.

 

We all have times when we feel like giving up in the Christian journey. Let’s not forget that God is always there to help us keep walking and making a difference in the world. Don’t forget that with every breath, step, action etc. the glory of God is being showcased by you. So go labor on, keep on, even if men don’t appreciate your efforts. 

Check out this track by NF — I’ll keep on

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The Christ Pitch

Mansa’s lips were quivering and she felt the heat from her phone pressed in her palms. She had the scripture open on the phone, and the urge to speak out was stronger now than ever. But this was a “trotro” and she had most often had issues with how some of these “trotro” preachers went about sharing their “gospel”. So she resorted to giving herself all sorts of excuses, trying to convince herself that these people had already heard so much and wouldn’t want to be disturbed by her “English laden speech”. But truth triumphed over fear and she decided that she would speak, whether someone needed the message or not. After all, the Holy Spirit wouldn’t prompt her if no one needed the message. Now she opened her mouth to speak, but no words were flowing, the hallelujah was in her head but didn’t seem to be coming out through her mouth. She kept at it until she heard her voice boom through the whole vehicle and started speaking immediately what the Spirit had laid on her heart. She was shaking but kept speaking, and strangely enough, the people were quiet and very attentive to what she had to say. She finished speaking and went back to looking at her phone, thanking God softly under her breath for speaking and ministering through her.

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For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:16‭-‬17 ESV
Christianity hasn’t changed. It hasn’t been modernized and there is no new version to be downloaded from the play store, app store or windows store. The truth is that, Christianity isn’t an app that everyone can download or use. It is meant for only people who are willing to and can bear the cost of sacrifices and pure living associated with being Christian. God’s standards haven’t changed and for everyone who professes Christ, you should be aware that the Christian life is more than confession or affiliation, it is commitment at the core and the desire to stay pure and stick to God through all the changing scenes of life, in trouble and in joy.

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The Faith March

Having faith in God might appear like a Herculean task or a Sisyphean enterprise, but once you know God is a God who doesn’t fail nor disappoint, you can place your faith in Him, daily reminding yourself of His word which never fails

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