Conversion

Hiding behind a shield,
Ashamed and afraid to reveal,
The countless layers of sin,
Firmly and deeply embedded within
The soil of the soul,
That is subdued and controlled,
By flesh and its selfish desires against the Spirit.
Now defiled and corrupt,
The body is no longer pure but made weak,
However as we begin to seek his face,
Our real growth in faith becomes stronger,
For we no longer,
Have the impulse or the hunger
To chase after worldly things,
But after Christ,
He who sacrificed His life,
For us to be freed from sin,
And born again to a righteous way of living,
As He is a trusting and forgiving God.
Opening our hearts and minds
To receive His word,
Which was hard to perceive,
Because our vision was blurred,
But since we have placed ourselves in position
We are now ready to begin the spiritual transition, by
Becoming exposed and vulnerable
To the light and the truth,
The key ingredients needed
To repent and rebuke,
The transgressions
That must be erased and replaced,
With marks of new birth
That will illuminate and trace,
Our spiritual growth and change.
Cleansed from the inside out,
We without a doubt have been transformed,
And informed to receive the Holy Spirit,
Separated from Him no more,
For we dwell in His presence instead,
Dead unto sin,
Alive onto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
©2017

Regeneration

Totally submerged in water,
Immediately surrounded by His word
That separates the spirit from the soul,
As the Spirit takes hold of the situation,
I rise with the implantation of a new life.
After restoration,
And being freed through a radical transformation,
We begin to see the light of salvation,
A complete change has come.
Preparing the new heart to turn to God,
Through believing in His finished work of redemption,
Deceiving spirits are rejected with comprehension,
And receiving trustful recognition,
Of unseen reality,
Depth and complexity within our own totality,
Opening ourselves to the awareness of His presence
He now has our attention,
Striving to reach a level of Divine Intervention,
For the awakening of transcendental consciousness,
In transitions,
Will lead to the highest level of ascension, while
Purgation of the mind,
Provides purification for sin,
As we are no longer its slave.
We exchange fleshy nature with new nature at conversion,
Growing in power and grace
Sin and pollution are dethroned and replaced by righteousness.
Now in a state of progression
By way of Illumination,
As Divine thoughts occupy the soul,
For its refinement is still somewhat incomplete,
And the salvation of the senses is not quite perfect, until
The word becomes flesh and dwells among us,
Minds are drawn away from all worldly things,
Thus, able to accept what life-enhancing power has to bring,
Ultimately loving Him habitually,
Formed in the hearts is faith and He, as we
Are new partakers, of the Divine nature,
Born again, born of God,
A new creation beginning with Christ.

©2017

Contemplation With Expectations

Through contemplation,
We seek further information,
Which requires total concentration,
And thoughtful observation.
The meditation on spiritual matters,
Notably, as a form of devotion,
With the notion,
That meditation, serves as a foundation,
On which the contemplative life stands.
Sitting patiently waiting,
Anticipating to hear His word,
For His word is profound,
As He surrounds me with a vision of eternal life,
I am enlightened,
My interest is heightened
Examining within,
So my faith is proven, while
Cultivating a clear mind
By letting go of thoughts
So logical thinking is transcended,
Sound is ended, and deep insight follows,
Although my mind is not hollow, it's empty
Free of negativity
For it is in your mind that Jesus speaks to you
And you, begin to
Reveal the secrets of the heart,
Focusing and offering
Self to be purified and transformed,
Not the norm, but a new form
Uniting with Jesus Christ,
Whom my soul loves.

©2013

Contemplation With Expectations

Through contemplation,
We seek further information,
Which requires total concentration,
And thoughtful observation.
The meditation on spiritual matters,
Notably, as a form of devotion,
With the notion,
That meditation, serves as a foundation,
On which the contemplative life stands.
Sitting patiently waiting,
Anticipating to hear His word,
For His word is profound,
As He surrounds me with a vision of eternal life,
I am enlightened,
My interest is heightened
Examining within,
So my faith is proven, while
Cultivating a clear mind
By letting go of thoughts
So logical thinking is transcended,
Sound is ended, and deep insight follows,
Although my mind is not hollow, it's empty
Free of negativity
For it is in your mind that Jesus speaks to you
And you, begin to
Reveal the secrets of the heart,
Focusing and offering
Self to be purified and transformed,
Not the norm, but a new form
Uniting with Jesus Christ,
Whom my soul loves.

©2013