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

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Way

one
there is only
one way to
Union
holiness unbridled
that way is
death to self
we are sold out
to have our
own way in life
self-will our idol
born into slavery to
ego's enthronement
pride demands its
recognition often in
secret machinations
hidden even to ourselves
sometimes donning
professions of
heavenly desires
the twisted deception
of a blinded humanity
only grace
reveals the truth
peals back the veil of
sin's deep wounding
only grace
admits our inability to
overcome it's
tentacles entwining
layers of consciousness
only grace
received through supplication
loosens the hold of
self-reliance
addictions to the
security of
tangible titles
personality
wealth
reputation
character
sometimes even
ministry
anything but
Jesus Himself
prying off the
death grip on our
being-in-control
being willing to obey
that He may be glorified
to seek Him alone
to let go of this life
so precious to us
that we find rest in
God alone
the template of Calvary
becomes our
pattern of surrender
"not My will but
Thine be done"
this is only a
work of grace
and a
work in progress
a process undertaken in
weakness knowing the
battle is within
without merit
without credit
without striving
learning to depend
on a Love beyond
our strength
to give oneself away
in grateful humility
day by day
come what may

Reflection/Discussion:
-How does the poem describe "The Way"?
-What was most meaningful about "The Way" to you?
-Where am you along "The Way"?
-What areas in your life are you trying to control?
-What are the areas in your life in which you experience your weakness?
-Where do you place your security?
-What is the Lord saying to you now? 
-What do you think about getting a spiritual director?

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