Poetry

Standfast

Hey there! Today I introduce to you another of my capabilities: writing (wannabe) poems. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

How could I?

How could I have hurt you so much, cut you so deeply, when there’s NOBODY else in this world that will lay their life down for me?

How could I have once again separated us when the veil was already torn?

How could I have betrayed our covenant when from my heart and in your presence I solemnly vowed to be faithful?

How could I allow myself to be lured into deception by temporary satisfaction, ignoring your constancy, your love; agape?

“I am not ignorant of his devices!” we preach. But over and over again we are swept from our feet with his cunning deceit!

“My people perish from a lack of knowledge.” He says. Profound word yet sad truth.

When will we wake up from our bed of denial and self righteousness and take The word as it is: EVERLASTING TRUTH.

When will we hearken unto the warnings!? “Flee from temptation!” “Abstain from all appearance of evil!” “Lean not to thine own understanding!”

Why do we prefer to trust in our inadequate abilities than trust the ONE who is all knowing, infinite and constant?

Are we too proud to run away for the sake of purity and the preservation of His temple?

Why do we elevate the feelings of man over the feelings of the only one who’s to be the head of our lives, the one whose feelings we are to consider first?

WHY!? Why don’t we take heed to the word so that in His presence and under his wings we can (always) safely abide?

Wake up! Shake up! Fix up! Renew your minds, souls and bodies!

Let us no longer compromise but stand up firmly for what He delights in.

Let us study to show ourselves approved and therefore not perish for we’ll be wise.

Let us prove the decree that we are MORE than conquerors through him that loves us.

-Tamalcia J

Like a fisherman dangles his hook with bait hoping to catch fish, so satan dangles temptation right in front of us. It looks tasty. It promises gratification. But satan’s power ends there. He cannot force us to take the hook. His power stops at the edge of our will-at our decision point. When we are warned by the Holy Spirit and decide to say no, satan can do no more. James says he runs away (4:7). As believers, we can receive great comfort from the words of the apostle Peter, who himself experienced great temptation. In later life he wrote, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8). -Taken from ODB

Let Satan leave like an unsuccessful fisherman having caught no fish. We have the strength and the power, through God to resist the adversary’s most appealing tactics. Trust God and your strength in him.

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.” Gal. 5:1

https://youtu.be/rRwQy2eQbJM I Trust You- James Fortune & FIYA

17 thoughts on “Standfast”

  1. Boi tami…God is truly amazing is all I can say, He sends encouragement when it is undoubtedly needed…His timing is indeed perfect. I pray God continues2 speak thru u as u avail yourself 2 be used by Him. God bless u

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  2. Such powerful words I enjoyed them so much jus continue working for the king . It’s great when when we can use our talents to the glory if God … Just continue to empower other to believe in themselves..

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  3. Very sound words indeed.God is so so awesome.Encouragement when it is needed most. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.Continue to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you my dear.God bless!!!

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    1. Thank you so much but give him all the glory dearest. He works in ways we can’t even fathom, through people you’d never imagine. I hope these words resonate with you. Stay in his presence always. πŸ™†

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