BLOGWORDS – Sunday 14 August 2016 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – YOUR LIGHT IN ME
FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – YOUR LIGHT IN ME
1989 and 1995 were critical years for me. Two events happened that set changes in motion in my life, changes that I needed if I was going to survive. As a Christian, as a spiritual person, as a whole person. I believe this poem-prayer was the springboard.
You see, this poem began as a desperate prayer. I was suffering from depression at the time but didn’t know it, and I was having a particularly bad phase. I remember vividly sitting down to pray. But nothing. I was empty. I picked up my Bible to read, but again nothing. My mind wouldn’t process the words—The Word.
So I picked up a pen and I wrote, Oh my sweet Jesus, I long for Your presence. That’s all I wrote. Holy Spirit wrote the rest.
This is one of two poems I scribed but did not author. This flowed through me straight from Father’s heart. He authored it; I had the privilege of holding the pen.
As I read through the finished product, I realized there is a progression from the first verse to the last. The beginning words that cried from my heart, longing, begging for His touch, through sustaining strength to stirring His anointing to serving Him for all the world to see. From my weakest and deepest desperation to ultimate yielding and the highest pinnacle of joy and peace.
Which lends to next week’s post, Romans 12 verse 2.
When was there a crisis point in your life? What prompted the change? Tell me how Father was faithful to you cry.
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