Looking past presented pain
Action-less effort once again
Tragedy has taken yet another one
Memories are dry and fading
Flesh and bones cover our ankles
Unity hasn’t been seen
Too many losses all around
We are still sitting motionless
Unheard heart cries very apparent
Unknown needs waiting for revelation
Weariness of daily distractions
The way is made through His blood
Form the focus of my heart
Revive me once again
I press towards only You
Meet Jessica & Jorge (they are both in the red): In attempt to encourage this ODM summer intern team, one started a conversation with these two. Honestly Jessica shot us down which is totally understandable but I started talking to Jorge. We talked about the pain in his back and he let me pray and there was relief right away. The Lord showed me issues with his neck and Jorge let us pray again. He was feeling really free and humbled. So I started talking about God and invited Jorge to accept Jesus. He agreed and prayed the sinner prayer!!! Jessica was also humbled and started talking about God. Seeing the tattoos on her neck I God showed me that it was about her mother. Jessica explained that it was for her and she had an estranged relationship with her parents. Jessica was crying and let an intern pray for their reconciliation. Jessica also shared that two close friends just killed themselves in the last three weeks. An intern knew one of the kids and I started preaching about how God wasn’t to blame and it was the devil who steals, kills, and destroys. She was humbled by truth and was still crying, praise God. Last thing I heard in my heart was how long Jessica was praying for Jorge and I encouraged Jessica about how God hears it when she prays, that He cares about her and what she prays about in life. We finally exchanged info and invited them to church and our community. All the glory be to God!!! – M 5/25/17
Motionless effort has been my days, my biggest fear is wasting the opportunity. Days that are ordained, not by my choosing, Your rest has been quite elusive. Action covered lies, all by my doing, my hands and arms are completely covered. Pushing towards righteousness, I begin to fall, the meaning of it all grows more dimly. Screaming from the pit of my own devices, drawing there-of is a matter of time. Self centered living is the beginning of distraction, who is The One Who started me? Slipping down deeper in my own mess, complete vulnerable honesty, I want all of You, or nothing at all. Show me life that matters, shake me, break me, whatever it takes Lord. Counting down my breaths is taking longer than I expected, the fantasy of life has been completely shattered. What matters, matters not if it isn’t about You, You God are the center force of all life. Please let your mercy continue for another day, reveal God’s goodness in to the inhabitants of the earth. One more thing to say, You or my Lord, God, master of it all!
Yelling in the open, venting all frustration
Emotional rides lay a valley of ashes
Precious are our most beloved ones
Exuasting is our behavior before others
Unheard expressions deep within our soul
Unbalanced life will bring everything reigning down
Appropriate surrender acknowledges His majesty
God of gods entered in as a baby
Humbled origins matters not
He can make an impact through our vessel
Only our life can be lived before Him
All the others pieces will come together
Let us remember to daily touch the knee
Matthew A. Reed
Copyright Matthew A. Reed
You are the rock upon which we stand,
many have fallen, lost and broken.
Wondrous life full of His beauty,
infested pitfalls laced with secret traps.
Coming together to accomplish the true cause,
encountering true love, seamlessly changes.
Standing by your side, not letting go,
Your inspiration reigns throughout my vocals.
Desire to grow grounded by a desire to know,
You answer the calls of my heart.
Surrounding my life yet once again,
the only place where I know to begin.
Sensing jealous passion for generations,
Fathers heart searches the depth of us.
Matthew A. Reed
copyright 2016 Matthew A. Reed
Receiving not the message that’s plainly given,
your position of reverence determines the heart.
Extending your hand, command from the heavens,
know child that The Lord is working His good in you.
Deep of depth, only two abode that far inside,
much turmoil fill your hours of the night.
Obedience is always your pleasure to The King,
few care about the matters that matter to HIm.
Searching your soul, meticulous pursuit,
strive for His rest that is freely given.
Visions and dreams are God given from the throne,
small steps of faith are not ever insignificant.
Leaning into heaven to see what’s appropriate,
The Lord created and formed you for this hour.
One Word that’s received can change the scene,
speak out the truth that you are skilled to perceive.
Journies are traveled through the miles spent,
to or fro is a matter for your inclusion with Him.
Matthew A. Reed
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