Sunday, June 18, 2017

THE CONVERSATION: Take The Hand!

I Was In The Sin-By-Rote Work Camp!
I Did Not Know How I Had Gotten There!
Then ...

I Remembered!
I Had Had An Affair With Minor N. Miniscule-Wrongdoing
Reclining Often
In His Plush Plump Lounge Chair!

I Did Not Know
That Minor N. Miniscule-Wrongdoing
Had Passed The Word Along About Me
That I Was An Easy Target
Until
Liberty Is License
Untoward Behavior
Ignorance Is Bliss
AND

Do What-Thou Wilt
Started Baying
All Wanting
Their Own Piece Of Me!

The Days Were Long!
The Nights Were Hard!
Somebody Was Forever Calling For Me
AND

I
- Thinking I Could Handle The Traffic -
Blazed Around Town
Well ... Right Loftily!

I Got A Warning Citation From Conscience!
Then I Got Real Tickets
Three And Then Came
No. 4
AND
No. 5
AND
I LAUGHED!

Yes, I Laughed
For I Wittingly Chose
To Ignore
My Fair Conscience
Because
I Was Doing Obeisance
At
- Of All Places -
The Golden Calf
The All Things Idolatrous Store!

I Had Gotten In Deep
With The "In" Crowd
You Know
Those Who Know Not God
AND

I Also Ran Valiantly
With The One Known As The Fraud
Who Took Pride
In Decimating
Men
Minds
Manners
AND

Matters
As He Saw Fit
AND

Felt
So Inclined!

I Was In The Position Supine
AND 

To Sin
I Had Become A Walk Over!
I Had Been Ignoring
The Call Of The Divine
AND HERE 

Now
Was Make Or Break!
Everything Was On the Line!

I Could See Life!
My Life!
I Was Nearing
The Jordan Cross Over
AND
I Was Facing
- Surely For Ill -
The Separation From God's Forever Life
Line!

Long Story Short ...

There Was The Tale Of Two Kitties
Brush Me
AND
Wipe Me Out
AND
Sufficed To Say
I Lost Out Big
One Rainy Day ...!

Oh ...

I Remember Now!
I Had Stopped
Saying My Prayers
Preferring
To Haste The Day
AND

Play The Play!
I Was Boss!
I Called The Toss!

Not Long Thereafter ...

I Heard Myself Crying!
- I Had Been In A Deep Sleep -
And Then ...

Then ...

I Was Listening!

HE
Was Talking To Me
AND
Before Long
For My Life I Was Bawling:

Father, Dear Father
Have Mercy On Me!
This Present Life
Is Not What I Want To Be Living!

I Have Been
Am
A Sin-Slave!
I Am Shackled!
I Desire Escape!
Please Help Me
I Am Facing The Lonely Grave!

Child,
I Love You!
This Is Why I Keep Calling You
Desiring Your Answer
And
Pleading With You
That You Turn Away From Sin!


Sin Is A Grave!
With Your Own Hand
The Ground You Claved
And Only You
Can Stop The Digging
That You Substantially Craved!

You Have Called Out
And
I Am Here!


Hold My Hand

Even When You Cannot
See
Or Feel Me!
Know Of A Surety
That
I Am Here!

I Lift You Up When You Call!
I Lift You Out When You Fall!
I Provide For You
So Don't Look Back
And

Don't Look About!

You Have Confessed! 
And
You Have Repented! 
So, Be Thou Clean
For

You Are Forgiven!
Now
From Sin
Forever
Walk Away!


Go

And
Sin No More!


Abide In Me
Even As I Abide In You!

Let Not Your Eyes
Make Your Life A Revolving Door
For It Will Be Worse For You
Until, Finally
My Voice
You Will Hear No More!

Know
And
Remember This ...
Call On Me
And
I Will Always Answer Thee!


Father,
Lead Me!
Guide Me!
Please Show Me Your Way!
Teach Me The Way To Life
And Protect Me
Through The Strife!

Lord, 
I Am Scared
And
I Am Weary
And
I Need Your Peace And Your Rest! 
Thank You For Not Giving Up On Me!
Thank You, Lord!
I Now Know That I Am Truly Blessed!

Beloved,

Accept This Grace
I Give To You - 
Mercy Is Her Always Available Companion!
Accept This Measure Of Faith I Give To You -
Holy Angels Are Your Attending Companions!


My Holy Spirit

Is Your Comforter -
Trust In His Chiding
His Correction
His Direction!

  

I Beseech, Beloved

Trust Not The Voice

That Calls You
To Live Right In Your Own Eyes! 
Instead,

Trust Me Who - Alone -

Keeps You Alive
And
In The Fulness Of Time
When I Shall Return
You Will To Paradise Arise!


Brethren,
My Eyes - By Faith -
Now See
The God Of All Grace
The God Who Paid For Salvation For Me!

I Am Free - I Left The Damnation Horde!
I Am Truly Alive -
I Walk With Those
Who For Heaven Do Strive
AND
Praise God
- In The Day -
I'll Cross The Jordan
Dry-Shod
Rejoicing
Blessed To Receive The Kingdom
For
I Have The Light
- Heavenly Light -
That Lights My Way
To Eternal Life!

I Like The Sound!
I Love The Song!
I  Am Heading Toward
Eternal Life
The Life That Is
Forever Long!

The Devil Is A Liar
AND
Sin Is The Saliva
He Is Ever Spitting
Besmirching All
Upon Whom It Lands
So, Please
Call Jesus
AND
Get The Umbrella Of Christ's Faith
So That The Defiling Excrement Of Satan
Cannot
Upon Your Mind Land
Pushing You Into Defiling Disgrace!

Hold To God's Unchanging Hand!
Take The Hand!
Take The Hand!
TAKE THE HAND!!

And Walk

- Unwearied -
To The Promised, Promised Land
Where Only Those
Victorious ... Over Sin
Can
- SHALL -
Stand!
Take The Hand!
Reach The Land!
Eternally Stand!