Month: February 2013

Challenged to Persevere

In the midst of a storm our minds are busy at work.  We are forming a plan to survive.  Forward or backward, to the right or to the left.  We are forced to move, and the decision is completely ours.
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I have been challenged by my baptism this last week.  It has been a hard, dark week.  Taunted by nightmares, normal blows of life, and hardship.  God is walking me through, but he doesnt force me to do anything, he gives me the free will to make my own choices.

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In my quiet time God reminded me the moment of Sam asking me in the baptism pool, “Why are you getting baptized tonight?”
I responded with “Because I want to serve the Lord my whole life, no matter what happens”.  No matter what happens, I made the decision.

So now on my storm front, I am up against decisions, and I have to decide to follow or fall.
photo I can either fall because I gave up, or I can fall fighting for the name of Jesus.  When I choose to follow him, no matter how hard it hurts, I believe He will lift me back up.  “The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it.” (1 Cor 10:13 MSG).
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This is a hard season but I am holding onto the truth, leaning into the Spirit, and going to immerse myself in the word.  I will overcome & because my words have power I will continue to speak this over my life.  Thank you for your prayers!

Morgie xoxo

Slam Poetry – Overcome

Slam Poetry (thank you – def from Urban Dictionary):

n. A style of spoken word poetry that is generally used in a competition, known as a poetry slam. Often, as with hip-hop music, the subject matter concerns urban life, crime, drugs, or other inner-city-related subjects. The difference in many cases, however, is that with slam poetry, the words/lyrics are more introspective and creative than your run-of-the-mill hit rap song. Also seems influenced by the Beat Poets, such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.

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So many things trying to haunt my house
Add shame
Add guilt
Subtract self worth and kidnap my security too.
Trying to fight what ingredients get thrown in my bowl of life. Darkness robbing my sleep tank.
Don’t wake me when I fall, if I fall asleep.
But I need you to shake me from this nightmare.
The darkness chokes me.
I cry for the sun to come.
I’m done fighting
But I’ve never wanted to fight harder.
Push me down
I’ve already eaten my tears; they’ve been my food day and night. What’s it gonna take to break free of destruction?
The oven. The fire.
It burns the impurities right out of my broken and evil heart.
It refines my soul, my thoughts.
Add health. Zest. Buoyancy. Resilience. Truth.
Add Authentic Love.
Subtract the darkness.

It hurts, a lot. It’s hot. It’s uncomfortable.
Its a beautiful disaster. Its new.
I don’t know if I can take anymore.Then the door opens, New life rushes my lungs.
I can breathe.
I’m free.
I’m finished.
He overcame
So that
I
Could
Overcome.
Whom the Son sets free, he is free
indeed.

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