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
8 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!
9 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
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.