This devotional is not as tightly paired this wk. Please allow it to minister to you however it applies.
Write, Poet, Write!
© 2005, 2012 Michele Vidor Krile
A poet was consumed by a secret scar
And by the haunted sounds of a fear
So sad yet so silent, so severe
That even diamonds and roses were gray
Alas, truth and mind grew apart
Passions of the heart lay quietly at the door
The desire for freedom wasted away
She found no charm, all was dull
Alas, the poverty of a soul!
And a poet writes no more
My heart was moved,
Hers needed to be soothed…
Poet, come and cry.
So awful, that thief of dreams.
Poet girl, so mad at the world
Poet of the cold city streets
Poet, please embrace the Truth.
Poet, feel. Poet, dance. Poet, taste.
Never let a given moment lie in waste
Lay your fears in the ashes, not your soul
Poet, breath. Poet, smile. Drink in the rhyme.
Open the door to joy and the Son will shine
A healing time had passed;
She gave up her hurts to God
And continues to let Him
Whisper sweet truths to her heart
This poet, glad at last, trusting in the Lord
Those ashes made into a powerful balm
Ah, truth blossomed in her heart now full
Live in truth and freedom, by God’s power!
Write, poet, write!
(Writing as Ponderer) in the Drops of Poetry section of The Poet Sanctuary
When we let the past and our fears of the future shape how we think, we cripple our spiritual development. We hold off Gods power in our life. God loves you and wants you to know his power in your life! Power over defeating or sinful thoughts. On the other hand, when we continually let God teach us to “hold every thought captive” God will free our minds to think more like Christ. Ah, that is living in obedient freedom!
Philippians 4:8 RHE
For the rest, brethren [sisters], whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things. [my inclusion]
2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.