from The My Forever Valentine Series ©
This heart that lies upon my chest
Once belonged to my mother
I am reminded often and reminisce
How she loved me when could no other
A mother’s love is called to be
The picture of safety and security
We however now miss the mark
Leaving the sacred place of purity
A mother’s love is like no other
Phrases Hallmark cards still dare to pen
But now are they simple words lacking
Overflowing in overstocked bins
What has happened to our hearts
Now worn and used as weapons
Weren’t they designed to love
To teach us and give us lessons
Titus describes we are to teach
So Godly love much be taught
Have we rewritten ‘Bible Truth’
To say what we think it ought?
Are we unwilling to speak the truth
Worrying about hurting someone’s feelings
Do we limit ‘The Word’ to have power
No matter if it seems unappealing
The Word is not food for the flesh
It is training for my soul
My mind, and will, and emotions
To guide me as I go
I need the truth of the Cross of Christ
To discipline and feed my spirit
Nurturing and pampering the carnal nature
Is like shopping at racks marked clearance
Think again about your heart
And listen for just a minute
Hidden within those four chambers ‘The Word’
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are written in it.
This heart that beats inside my chest
Once belonged to my Father
It is given to me only on loan
To reveal I am His. A son or daughter
He placed this heart inside my chest
Connected to His love and guidance
So please if you’re going to feed me
Do not keep ‘The Word’ obscured with silence
So Speak ‘The Word’ I hunger, feed me truth
Selfish desires must leave so I can grow
Jesus is ‘The Word’ made flesh
He loves me for the bible tells me so
I want to deny myself and my carnal nature
Feed only on ‘The Word’ God’s power
I will not stomach a watered down gospel
That leaves tHIS Body weak in our final hour!
Copyright © laurette laster 2019 all rights reserved
In today’s society we are hearing so many teachings, or sermons, that do not teach what the bible says. I hear a spin put on a truth of God that makes it powerless, especially to a hungry heart. I am so hungry for an encounter with The True, All Powerful Creator of heaven and earth. I want an encounter with The Creator of mankind. I want to know Him more.
In our hearts we know, and can see, with evidence, whether we are growing or simply surviving. For many years I survived by shear grit and tenacity, with no knowledge of God’s pure love, through the Cross of Jesus Christ. Not understanding that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, sinners (low life sinners), not the righteous. He was searching for and looking for sinners, and that was me. I was lost and without hope. It was the grace of God that led me to repent. His goodness when I knew I didn’t deserve it, now that is grace. I was afraid to confess my sins. But He met me right where I was. In that encounter, at that moment, I knew, that He knew. Then I started feeling safe with Jesus, who already knew how low I could go, yet still wanted a relationship with me. Those with a repentant heart will see God.
2 Timothy 4:2-4 the apostle Paul is preparing Timothy to preach, he explains what the word of God is to do. Correction does not always feel good, but it is necessary. Have you had your heart convicted recently? Not condemned, but convicted. If you answered yes, that is good and will lead to a more excellent outcome in your affairs. That simply means that Holy Spirit is living inside of you and showing you the correct path of life.
2) Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.
3) For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.
4) So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.…
The word should teach, reprove, rebuke, and encourage. What a powerful truth. Listen to that beacon in your heart, the one that cries out Abba Father, He is calling for you.
That loneliness you’re feeling in your heart may well be the cry of your heart, for The Father. My heart is screaming I am thirsty for living water. The Living Water from the eternal springs of life, from the well of my salvation.
That just may be your heart’s desire also, and you are being summoned from The Father. I know I am.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette