No Casual Affair

Can’t find new ways, no words shiny to say, to write

Anthem for all Jesus IS to me ~ No casual affair, I cleave to

Savior only…there’s no other King of Glory.  He lifts, lights

Up my heart—broken vessel He took notice of…gathered

All the shards, kissed them with His grace…carries me in

Love forever-lastingly ~ My Shepherd Lord, He leads me.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/casual/

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Excessive Heat Warnings, Foggy Poet

Here in God’s Country, we’ve had daily alerts:  Excessive Heat Warning, Poor Air Quality…record-breaking temps in the 90+ range expected to continue unrelieved.  Folks advised to avoid the sun, drink lots of water–especially those in their senior years and/or with health issues which excessive heat can exacerbate, even fatally. 

I picked a fine time to be “old” and contract a virus which has laid me flat, thus ruling out a diagnosis of “walking pneumonia”. 

No sleep to be had, and no A/C—so the fans are roaring as I apply blue gel ice packs everywhere, and pray for grace and mercy…since my attitude of gratitude has shrunk down to shamefully paltry dregs. Surely my parched soul shall rejoice in, and reverence, the Lord 🙂

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Foggy film over aging eyes, caul

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Obnubilates vision beyond too-full

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Glass, sights none should see…time turns slashed photographic thoughts

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Grainy; heart memories pooling in brine, salt tears for soothing…

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Yet nothing’s healed:  wounds make raw the moans of singed ghosts moving slow through ragged forest’s heat, smoke-heavy fog.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

Image credit: Pixabay

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/foggy/

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Lust for Destiny

Life-driving force, impetus; hungry need which compels

Us relentlessly forward, farther, higher in primal search of

Something beyond what soul knows only dimly—to satisfy

That uniquely seeded, inescapable yearning to possess destiny.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/lust/

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Pests to Monsters

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One fly seems just a pest, but…spiritual battles begin with buzzing thoughts left alone to mutate.  Stay alert, God’s Word provides powerful weapons.*

Pestiferous thoughts allowed free rein can

Evolve into enormous grotesque caricature suddenly

Stealthily stalking mind, invading heart, weakening spirit.  No

Trivial enemy, they’re potent with peril, virulent destruction…  till scissor cut reveals monster is mere paper tiger.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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Bible verses:  biblehub.com

*2 Corinthians 10:4-5

4 “The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

*Ephesians 6:16-18

“…Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.…”

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To Bumble Is Human

Best of us are bumblers…despite our own good opinion, we’re often

Uninformed, ignorant, overly self-confident.  Prideful self-reliance

Makes a mess of our simple and grand ideas, opportunities.  We

Botch tasks, relationships—convinced by ego of our unique brilliance.

Life’s stuff and bother, and beauty—all that we reach for, clench dearest—

Everything would be easier, if we first sought God’s wise guidance*.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

*Trust in the Lord Proverbs 3:4-6
4 So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.…New American Standard Bible

Proverbs 28:26
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.

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Cringe-Worthy Shame

Cringe-worthy shame—my soul winces,

Reproved within by conscience, for my

Intolerant thoughts, words: harsh judgment of others which belies,

Negates that I’m made in the image of Loving God, saved by same

Grace I withhold.  I beg forgiveness. I’m Not set above them, possessed of

Entitlement to more abundant mercies… Lord, please cleanse my heart.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/cringe/

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