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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 18 August 2019 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – YOUR LIGHT IN ME

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – YOUR LIGHT IN ME

 

The past months—summer months—have been a confoundng time for me. Weakness is part and parcel of the RA, but I began feeling a new level of malaise sometime in May. Doctor visits didn’t identify the culprit, not even my physical in July. Not until the telltale rash developed—I had Scabies! And lemme tell ya, that is a level of torment I’d not wish on anyone. (For the record, it is passed from an infected person; it is not from having or living in a filthy house, as was suggested to me.)

Once the correct diagnosis was made, and treatment administered, I began to feel better, and am now mostly back to how great I felt in April and early May. The upswing of this recovery is my writing, both the new book and the blog.

 

Today I give you a poem I wrote during one of my lowest points of depression—correction, a poem Holy Spirit wrote via the pen in my hand. Only the first line was from my desperate mind; the rest flowed through me like a refreshing spring of cool water on a hot day. A short time later, He also gave me the melody to go with it.

 

YOUR LIGHT in ME

Oh, my sweet Jesus, I long for your presence

My heart is not whole, except you are there

Wash me anew with Your great Holy Spirit

And grant me the power Your goodness to share.

Heavenly Father, I need You with me,

Your strength and Your mercy my soul to sustain.

Let nothing dwell in me ‘twould bind me from You

By Your grace, Lord, perfect me that I might bear Your name.

Pour Your anointing into my spirit

Kindle Your love in my soul every day

To set me in motion, to reach out around me,

To witness Your grace and Your Word to proclaim.

Put wings to my words, Lord, let me serve You in ways

That others might see You and ask of Your plan.

Use my feet as Your feet, Lord, my hands as Your own

And manifest things that only You can.

Send me out to the world, God, Your flock to help gather.

Grant me words of wisdom to help the lost see

Your perfect salvation, Your will for us all.

Oh show the world, Jesus, Your light in me.

 

                                © Robin E. Mason

                                April 1989

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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