My hope for you

Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Promised

in the beginning
hovering over waters
out of chaos forming
elements into precision 
life into being
I was sent
then in time
promised for
dreaming dreams  
seeing visions
speaking Words of God by
daughters and sons
an outpouring for all
who passionately seek to
drink deeply of 
Glory's Splendor  
yet for a while to
prepare the way
I was sent to a chosen few
uttering the prophetic words
“come back again” to
a wayward people of
seesawing faithfulness 
again promised until
at the appointed time
I hovered over the Anointed
revealed as the Son
in a baptism for an
eternal purpose and
anointing in turn to 
speak Truths with a
Power beyond human reckoning
revealing a Knowledge of the Divine
proved by signs and wonders
until at last
after Passion's price and  
death’s conquest
the waiting was ended by 
hovering tongues of fire
a mighty wind
releasing fear’s bondage as
barriers were transcended
Holy Names of Glory
proclaimed in languages for all
freedom’s bestowal brought
the promise to fruition
never less than one could receive
freely offered with
miraculous Gifts of
Power to heal
deliver
know the unknown
speak prophetic Words
worship in
angelic tongues
live a persevering call
for combat above
victory below
strength through weakness
dying to self for
an intimacy Divine to
proclaim a Risen Savior
which remains
today's challenge for a
world enslaved to sin
but
a Gift left unclaimed
withers on the vine
neglect and choice
leave Me untapped
meager expectations only
restrain unlimited Power
so asking in faith is a
prerequisite for Grace to
release an answer
when knocking and
seeking to find  a
Power born of
Mystical Breath
yet after all is
said and done
be aware of this
in your re-creation 
after years of tasting sweetness 
even as the Fire ignites your soul
touching you in depths unfathomed
with Gifts undeserved 
stirring life to new heights
with Love-drenched
tears overflowing in
intimate tenderness
taking you from
Glory to Glory into
realms of Holiness
still
there
is
more......

Reflection/Discussion:
-How would you summarize "The Promised"?
-What does "a Gift unclaimed withers on the vine" mean?
-What are your expectations regarding the Holy Spirit?
-What do you believe about the Gifts of the Spirit?
-Are you seeking more of the Spirit? Why/not? 
-Practically, what can I do to "earnestly desire the spiritual gifts"?
-What is the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit"?

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