Friday, April 29, 2016

HAPPY SABBATH + The Joys Of The Flesh?!








Jesus Offered Me Something!
Something Holy And Good
BUT
Between Me
AND
Heavenly Bliss
The Glittering World Stood
With Glamour 
And Clamor
And Sensual Delights
For I - Enticed -
Boldly In Sin Did Delight!

I Knew By The Master
I Was Greatly Beloved
BUT
Delighting In The Joys Of The Flesh
With Pleasure 
I Entered The Flood
Of
Emotions
Enticements
Flatteries
AND
Flames
AND
Did The Holy Quiet
With Gay Abandon
Disdain

UNTIL ...

The Day When
Worn Out
Dismayed
Tired
Spiritually Bereft
Defenseless
Enchained
I Made Petition To The Father:

"If You Would ...?
If You Could ...?
I Know I Should ...
But ...
You Understand
That I
A Mere Human
Behaved Like Weak Man
And ...
Well ...
My Heart ...
My Head ...
I Am Almost Dead ...!
Would You ...?
Could You ...?
Father, Forgive Me!
I Am Behind Life's Wood Shed
AND
I Can Find No Living Bread!"

"Father, Forgive Me!
I Beseech You, Please!?!
I Know I Did Wrong!
I Have No Excuse!
I Was Enjoying The Siren's Thrilling Song!"

"Temptations Were Tumultuous!

Bad Habits Were Long Ingrained
AND
I Was Never Willing To Fight Them, Lord
AND
Now I Am Securely Enchained
BUT
I Know You Can Help Me!
I Know That You Are Wholly Holy True
Unlike The Other
Who Upon Me Did Ravenously Chew!"

"You Are The One Faithful!
You Are The One Holy God!
You Are The True Shepherd
In Jesus' Name
Please Get Me Away From The Fraud!"

"Give Me A New Heart!
Remove The Scales From My Eyes!
Enshroud Me In Your Clothes
AND
Help Me Not To Listen To The Vile One's Lies
About Liberty
AND
License
AND
Right To Do Wrong
To Mark My Own Pathway
Even If With My Own Life I Did Pay!"

"Oh, Lord
Forgive Me!
Let Your Spirit In Me Abide!
I Desire
Forgiveness Of My Sin
AND
Their Blotting Out
Because In You 
I Here AND Now
Do Confide!"

"Renew Me!
Remake Me!
Render Me 
Clean!
I Will No Longer Walk With The Wanton
By Your Grace, Lord
I Give Up The Sin Scene!"