Saturday, 23 July 2016

The Sunshine of His Smile

In His presence,  ever-found
His Truth is as the Sun Returns

Of those vines wh
o Seek His Face

our leaves arrange themselves in place
Behold, a brand new every day
~so thankful for the tailor-made~

Seek and ye shall find Him, Love,
Have Life, to walk forever more~

The mind renewed,  is as desire
on Valkyrie wings, the dead are sung
transliterated o'er that Rainbow Bridge
and -Fixed into His Book of Life
Twice Born,  and set afire
~Oh how my soul sings of His Promise ~

~Living burning sanctified

a sacrifice is love poured out
Is as
performance measured out

Stepped in time and rhythm'ed out
tap-danced by the Standard of His Son

Empowered by His Spirit ~We
know that in all circumstances
He. Hath. Won

Follow in the Measure
to the Pleasure of His Smile,
that we may find our rest at One in Him

As He's always always right on time. 

Ever Faithful, as from East to West
The Son Returns

So too do we know
the Way by which we Grow
to show forth the fruit of his desire.


Bearing Fruits : Sweet or Bitter

Bitterness: Born from a focus on Our Lack
Sweetness: Born from a focus on His Providence

"I know how to be brought low,
and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.  "
Phil 4:11

Perspective of His Spirit : Staying Sweet 
In Life we experience suffering that would cause us to grow bitter. I've experienced my share, and I have to tend my heart's garden regularly.    Bitterness rears its head from time to time,  but  His Holy Spirit is gentle to point it out, which allows me to work it out,  and get back tor growing,  and abiding in Him.

The Father reveals who He is to encourage us to lift our heads from the bitter soil of our circumstances,  to face the Sun, (come to His Son) and grow in thanksgiving,  encouraged and empowered to live a life of Love unfolding.

AbbA would have us turn from World and its Vices,  or fleeting "comforts" to come to know His Presence which is truly satisfying and of everlasting comfort.  Because Man can conceive of Eternity,  he can only find comfort in He who is Eternal.

Father wishes us to lean on His Spirit,  so that by His Spirit we may find ourselves equipped and able to perform the works of the Spirit,  bearing fruits of the Spirit. no matter the condition of the soil we are in.

It is By his Grace and Mercy,  and by our willingness to receive it, that we find ourselves humble enough to see the sunshine , and silver linings through any situation.   He allows us to remain Sweet throughout all circumstances.  Walking with Grace and by our unshakable rest in him,   we display a quiet strength and show ourselves approved.

Because He comforts us with a peace that surpasses all understanding we are  able to comfort others in their affliction, with the same Comfort that he has shown to us.   A comfort, not of the world.   but with a comfort that understands, and with precision  applies the healing salve of his salvation


Who He Is : The God of All Comfort

I love listening to those who speak of God,
from the standpoint of knowing Him.

The Fruit of Intimacy : Boldness

What Comfort is there apart from God? 

There is only a fleeting glimpse, a moment of pleasure on the lips, 
a lifetime of striving : for the welfare and comfort of others. 

We bounce as light trapped between two panes of glass,
in this frame of life, frustrated by distractions and the dangers of ill desire,

investment -  of our time and our attention,
the most valuable of possessions

for with them we feed and are fed.
We choose our direction..

Tilt-shift outside the Boxx

to gain the benefit of His perspective, 
Eternity  first,  then Time secondly. 

at the Dawning of Truth, we rise to aim,
and seek to share in anothers' burdens
to add of our value our two red cents
to life :  the meaning and measure of love.

...Oh how He loved us first.

"We are here for but a moment,  how we wither as the grass. "
-Moses Psalm 90

The pursuit of happiness, is fleeting and soon forgotten
The pursuit of wisdom leads to joy,  and life eternal

"Abide in me,  for apart from me ye can do nothing... "
Hermit Crabs realize that they need protection, 
Contrary to their name, these highly intelligent creatures are social by nature
and will help one another out by locating homes and offering their shells to their friends 
They also  are marvelous decorators.

He is Eternal, from Him we come, and to Him we return.   

The Truth is breathed out by Him,  and all facts point to Him
His fingerprint is felt in the majesty of creation.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.
The Father, of Time.
Built time for a purpose,  
El Shaddai,
The Most High - who set the wheel in motion.

He Outside of Time..  before His gaze all things are. 

Quanta to Quasar,  all reality dances 
all is provoked to singing His praise
He is the Lord of the Dance, and the Lord of the Sabbath  
The God of Motion and Rest .  

When we make our Home In Him...
earthly perceptions of life and time and circumstances,
of expectation and desire drops away, like a veil.  
There is only His presence, and the function of Will, 
to obedience,  to the bending to His will..  
Breathed into by His Breath
Our hollow finds origin and ending
in the pleasure of His smile.

All is set in its order, 
all forms find their functions
matter finds its meaning in Him
As Flesh to Spirit,

The waters of our circumstances
become still and calm as a sea of crystal clarity

It is the Holy Spirit who is the Power behind the Preacher,
He is the Lesson behind the Teacher

His wings... feel... as feathers,  downy soft,  and in the shadow of his wings, 
all  the world is open as possibilities.. Endless as the fields for planting.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

What is in the Box? His Sacrifice for our Comfort

...He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth; 
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, 
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, 
so he opened not his mouth...
Isaiah 53  & Acts 8:31 

But what’s in the Box?

His Sacrifice for our Comfort
Without Him, we can only handle so much.

Beyond the limits of our perception
and stretched beyond our fragile reason

Where the Rubber meets the Road
we exercise by Grace through Faith
He walks, We waltz from Real to Real

Therein the realm of stuff intangible
By Faith we Breathe that Mercy and Grace
and Justice Abound to Strength and Love

~above all these things by Merciful Love,
that which is not of the Box itself but of His Substance
Holy Spirit Led , Holy Spirit Fed

He gave of himself that we may find Comfort in Him
The Bread of Life

One of the things that parents must teach their children if they want them to live a fulfilling life, is how to deal with time.   How to handle turmoil and how to endure the stress of life. 

Life in the flesh, with no instruction leads us to seek comfort in whatever we can to escape the sting of it.   We become forgetful in our separation from our purpose, we become depressed in our exile from God,  and we seek to find meaning in the entertainments around us.   This leads to forgetfulness,   and forgetfulness of the Theater of life,  leads to blindness, and perpetuates the Lie. 

The Lie reduces the definition of Life to that which is observable, and that which is attainable within the parameters of our perceptions.  Some recognize the nature of Spirit, and when we confront ourselves and line up with that which we ought,  we meet His, the spirit of Perfection,  and if we accept our limits, we find ourselves enabled to operate in Faith beyond the limitations of our abilities , both real and imagined. 

The Son of God came that we might have the help of His Comfort to walk a life of Righteousness in the Box of time and with his spirit become a manifestation of His image among the living.   He came to enable us,  not to cripple us further.  He came to grow us up,  for we could never do it on our own.  He came to clothe us in his pure white wool of perfection ,  where we are naked and cold.

He offers His Comforter to us, so that we may be of comfort to others towards the nurturing of Righteous instinct.  It takes a Gentleness, Love, Patience and Endurance to raise the same. 

If we set the anchor of our spirits in him,  we find ourselves equipped to serve and balance the equations around us,  dispensing Justice and Mercy and Righteousness.  where there is none.

Animal instinct would have us distract ourselves and take comfort by whatever props are within our grasp.  We seek to gain self satisfaction from our roles, and soon find ourselves the villains.  This instinct  brings about our obliteration and our fall into a deeper sinful nature is as a result of fear,  that life may not be a stage.

Let us  ground ourselves in the truth of it,   and see past the illusion.  Let us ground ourselves in the Eternal Firstly...  and from there enter the stage of Time to do the Work in the Land of the Living.   It is all a Test, towards the Maturation of the Soul in union with The Lamb

And that we might ask and receive of his spirit Grace and Gifts to operate in all things by Prayer and Exercise Faith -  for His names sake -   realizing where we are,  and who we are in Christ. 

We must recognize the voice of the Shepard,  and flee the voice of the hireling .  
The infliction of pain,  if the shearing is borne of love it is towards the encouragement of new growth.


How do we regard our (s)Hearer(s)?
Lambs have no choice. Trembling and naked, they are at the mercy of their handlers.  Yet we can conceive of righteousness and justice and tenderness.   In this day and age so many choose blindness and this hardens the heart of the lambs.   I wonder, if the wool becomes course and dense as a result of repeated mishandling?   In this day and age,  the sheep romanticize the shearers and seek to become like them.  This is the corruption.   The truth is,   i
t takes tenderness and a gentle hand to raise a gentle hand, and the pursuit of Happiness and Joy is not an earthly but rather a spiritual walk with The Father: He who pets and lovingly cares for the sheep. 
To be - heard - is what we all hope for ; that some be motivated to occupying the virtuous roles,  and that it become them: Righteousness Truth,  Mercy and Justice.   But for each snip that feeds and fattens the hired hand, the sword of words cut down the gentle and rises a tower of pain to cast shadows in all directions. Trauma  leads to Doubt leads to Fear,   which leads to
  the death of innocence.

There is justice . It is a point in time. Actions are stored up towards a manifestation of that coming brilliance : the fire of His Wrath.  So let us choose our roles carefully,  and not bemoan a sheep for being a sheep.   After all,  sheep give of themselves to clothe our nakedness. 

The lamb himself who gave of himself that we may be robed in him. before the Fathers gaze
He Out-poured of His Spirit in answer for the Silence of the Lambs . 

As for the Boxx..  He is the most selflessly invested,  
and is therefore the  Judge and Ruler of it all

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full...
 Isaiah 53

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors.

He died to offer of his Coat of many colors.. to us.  
Why don't we wear it more often?