Faded Rainbows

The vision, once so crisp and clear, now

Obscured by the fog in my mind

Fades as the sunlight dims on a dismal day

Battered about by the waves of despair,

against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past

Delicate sorrow fills my heart, the world as we once knew it, spirals to its fateful end

Ugliness replaces beauty in a world now sterile and cold

Once adorned by loving hearts now flattened by deceit

The lies, imploring action lest they lead to bitter end

Rob us of our freedoms by those we might offend

Take shape and gain momentum

Spin a deceptive web of death;

Death to life and liberty, wistful epithet

The meloncholy whisper of the past that we once knew

The rainbow, now slightly faded, turns a muted, milky hue

It’s arch tries hard to remind me that Your promise is still true

Confounded by the chaos, melts to many shades of blue

I’m going back to the places I’ve never been, missing people I’ve never met

Take me back to the places I’ve never been

To see the faces I’ve never seen

Take me back to Your promises

To where you wanted me to be

The fog it lifts

But The dream

Like the red balloon

Drifts slowly away

it dies

Deflated by the lies

…Missing what I thought I never had

Going back to the places I’ve never been

No king but Jesus

As the entire world has changed literally within an 8 week period, I find myself thinking about things I loosely been aware of but never really imagined would unfold in my lifetime

I find I cherish my early morning devotional time with the Father more than ever.

I find my mind overwhelmed at times with the amount of information bombarding is at every turn. I can’t view my Facebook feed without seeing friends I’ve had for years literally tearing each other apart for differing views.

I have seen videos and read articles, and seen criticism of conspiracy theorists and the like…

I don’t know what tomorrow holds. I only know that I boldly proclaim the name of Jesus in my life… for me, there is no king but Jesus… and I will serve him boldly forever.

Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away, but there’s something about that name….

Be bold… be ready.

SB

Let your light burn bright

In this dark and sterile world

Full of sorrow, full of woe

A flicker of fire in a dim lit room

Sparks a flame and begins to grow

Dancing safely upon its wick

Stretching upward as it grows

Spreading warmth and light and goodness

That this dismal world may know

From wick to wick it’s reach increases

As each light begins to glow

Spreading light among the darkness

And goodness where it goes

The blaze it fuels a passion

That the world would not have seen

Had this flame remained hidden

Underneath the devils scheme

But empassioned by transformed life

And desire for all to know

The redeeming love of Jesus

Fuels the fire that’s aglow

Let your light burn bright for the world to see

Be bold and take a stance

For the embers ever catching would forever be regretting

If they’d never learned to dance

Let your light shine bright

For all to see the redeeming God of love

Who takes your life and shapes it

for His glory up above

Your wick ignites another

Fans the flame of souls for Thee

And on and on and on it goes

Till darkness has been set free

Let your light shine bright

And ignite the fire that inside each one grows

Till the Light erases darkness

And everybody knows

Let your light burn bright for the world to See

Be bold and take a stance

For the embers ever catching would forever be regretting

If they’d never learned to dance

Psalm #10

In the quiet, Lord, You are there.

In the chaos and noise, Lord, You are there.

Open my eyes to see Your beauty today instead of the ugliness of the world

Let my ears hear Your voice louder than all the noise surrounding me, engulfing me.

Let my vision be clear and my motives pure, purify my thoughts, lest I stray from Your love.

Reveal to me Your thoughts, Your vision for my life and all that may be done for You. I give all I am to You.

Cleanse me from the filth that I am. Restore my soul and let me seek only You. Help my focus to be on the things above

Forgive me, Lord, for my confusion. Help me. Pull me to safety.

I am yours.

Psalm #9

Father, glorious in Heaven, I bow before Your throne, humbled that You love me and have called me to be Your own. Your mercy is great and overwhelms me at times… to know what I was, and what You’ve allowed me to become… it for anything I have done, save believing in You.

Lord, In the midst of chaos I pray You will reveal Yourself to those who love You… pour out your peace and understanding. I pray You will open our eyes to Tour truth, that Satan would have no authority to confuse Your people… in the midst of this chaos and noise, Lord, let it be Your face we see… Your voice we hear… Yourtruth we believe.

Lord, be gracious to the lost and give them an opportunity to find you. Let all who are seeking find, let all who are listening hear.

Remove from me the dross, purify me like only You can… focus my attention on You and You alone.

Bring healing…. bring wisdom. Bring forgiveness.

Protect us from those who seek to harm… expose the lies, refine the good. Rise up those You’ve called… let us be Yours to make a difference for eternity.

I am Yours, Lord… use me. Equip me for whatever You’ve called. fill my voids with others who can. Build my team…

All I have is Yours…

Amen

SB