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Warrior Poet Circle: Adversaries

Do you know who my God is?
Do you know the greatness of his splendor?

Men who followed their own evil desires
And reaped the harvest of their rebellion
They were spent and tired and distressed
But they cried out to God for mercy
And He heard and calmed their storms
He broke the chains of death and shadow’s grasp
With a word, He healed and violently restored
Their humility moved His heart to a saving rhythm

Yet I have followed Him, applying passion for Presence
I have learned from His heart and gentle leading
I have the words of a son, revelation of a friend
Love lavished on me, sufficient grace is my companion
Have you seen my Father in greater glory?
Do you know the sway I hold on His gaze?

Then why, O Lack, would you think I would abandon Him?
Why, O trials, would I forfeit my gifted position?
Setbacks, why should I dim my enthusiasm for His promise?
Go ahead, come against me and meet His provision
Stand your ground and face His unflinching faithfulness
I have no fear of days ahead for I am in His hand
I have no doubt I am a son looked on with favor

Do you know who my God is?
Consider the lengths He went to retrieve me
And do not be surprised when I bow to Him only

 

Oh, that men would praise [and confess to] the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good.
10 Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and in irons,
11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Therefore He bowed down their hearts with hard labor; they stumbled and fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke apart the bonds that held them. –Psalm 107:8-14

 

15 The Lord of hosts shall defend and protect them; and they shall devour and they shall tread on [their fallen enemies] as on slingstones [that have missed their aim], and they shall drink [of victory] and be noisy and turbulent as from wine and become full like bowls [used to catch the sacrificial blood], like the corners of the [sacrificial] altar. 16 And the Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people, for they shall be as the [precious] jewels of a crown, lifted high over and shining glitteringly upon His land. –Zechariah 9:15-16

 


20110425-122442.jpg Welcome to the 39th edition of the Warrior Poet Circle. Time to pull up a seat, gather around the fire, and pour out our verses.

10 Comments

  1. WOW…So many powerful images in this poem…I love this part….

    Have you seen my Father in greater glory?
    Do you know the sway I hold on His gaze?

    Thanks Jason!
    Jay Cookingham recently posted..Momentary AdversariesMy Profile

    • Thanks so much, Jay. This was partially something God was speaking to me during worship in our service yesterday and it was actually a lot of fun to write. :) We are blessed to be known by the King!

  2. Considering the lengths He went to in order to retrieve me… I know He loves me and wants the best for me. I will stand in Him… Forever His.
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..Troubling Dreams, Little RestMy Profile

    • Nothing can change that. We stay in the flow of His grace and love and our strength will increase! Thanks Dusty.

  3. Wow… To see our lives from a Godly perspective is summed up well and beautifully in your poem. The world trusts the senses for protection and provision, we; the chosen, see our lives as they really are… A gift from God whose physical and spiritual health is in His mighty hand.

    This could be the best poem I’ve read of yours… Absolutely outstanding and lifting. Thanks Jason.

    • He is so good and faithful to us. Reminds me of the prophet standing with the scared servant. He prayed that God would open his eyes to see that those who are for us are more than those who are against us. When we truly see, we can’t help but rejoice. Every enemy will bow before His glory and we get the opportunity to do it now in His honor and because of His love. Incredible! And thank you, Floyd. I really appreciate the encouragement.

  4. Another powerful poem, Jason!
    Jason Vana recently posted..Surpassing LoveMy Profile

    • Thanks so much, Jason.

  5. The adversary is certainly on the loose. Very powerful poem. I liked the challenge to the adversities themselves.

    Then why, O Lack, would you think I would abandon Him?
    Why, O trials, would I forfeit my gifted position?
    Setbacks, why should I dim my enthusiasm for His promise?

    Lack, trials and setbacks can definitely dim our enthusiasm if we’re not on our game and holding on tight.

    • I’ve had my share and I know I’ll face more, but He is for me and if He is with us who can be against us. Thanks so much, Mike.