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Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Crux

I have designed you to
share My Divinity
nothing less
though hidden now in the
depths of your humanity
clothed in weakness
born of a fallen nature yet
reborn from within when
washed in the waters of
such is the offer for all to
journey home but
each must view
their destination 
with spiritual eyes
life v death
each an eternal consequence
forged in temporal steps of
liberty v license which are
sometimes confusing identities
similar though different
like identical twins 
love v lust
treating others as
subject v object for
self-giving v self-serving or
privilege v power as
discovered in
humility v pride
being authentic v arrogant
where in the end
fruit ripens or rots by the
wealth of poverty's
trusting dependence v
poverty of wealth's
self-aggrandizement which
diminishes treasures into
dust by bowing down to false gods
the crux of all life decisions is
rooted in worship for
you become
whom you adore
being transformed into
God-like Character v
god-less egotism
One a Gift
True and Real
the other
deception's counterfeit
no one escapes
the decision for
each one of us
will determine our end
for one Grace abides
when accepted freely and
followed faithfully
nurturing Life but
for another when rejected
only darkness follows in
costumes of gratification
nurturing death
both Eternnal destinations
whom do you worship?
consider carefully for the
answer is revealed
step by step

-How is our destiny to share Divinity hidden in our humanity?
-What is "The Crux" of the question being asked?
-What is the difference between liberty and license?
-How is the decision reached "step v step"?
-What challenges in your life impact your Eternal decision?
-How can you give/receive support to/from other disciples? 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Race

Unity's perfection
born through
quid pro quo-
Infinite Union for
ego's finite
Love's gentle proposal
proves daunting
for my list is
each a fortress
defended by
pitiful constructions of
a fallen nature
ever an issue-
a barricade
when promises have
invisible rewards and
past disappointments
weave doubt and fear
into my
mystical defense-
a reluctance
to accept
dependent returns or
dire consequences
but Passion's
extremist Love
proves indefensible
penetrating my
heart's armor by
Revelation's Reality
too intimate
too true
too real
to deny-
only then is
liberty's progress
traveling further in
and higher up by
handing over
precious treasures
both seen and unseen for
the Pearl of great price
each decision
a battle
each battle
a war
yet Grace encapsulates
the challenge
yielding Peace's
gradual transformation
into Joy's parusia
persists each day to
close my hand
withdraw my offer of
ever contending
within life's
outward display
until release is
captured without fanfare
a decision of dying to
self's enthronement-
the tyranny of
ego's dominion-
running the race of
redemption with
one step closer
into His Likeness
realized in
delicate measures

-What does "Divinity's quid pro quo" mean?
-Are "trust" and "control" an issue in your life? How?
-What does ongoing conversion mean in your life?
-What are some of the ways you die to "self's enthronement"?
-What are some your difficulties to "running with perseverance"?
-How can you find and give support in your walk with the Lord?
-What does "realized in delicate measures" mean?