Addicted

The warmth of your fingers brushing my skin,

you infect me with longing,

my addiction begins.

I am restless at your touch

yearning for a fix

Only sleeping to dream of you

Till I can wake to your kiss.

For it is you, only you

In the mirror of my soul

Though you don’t seem to see and silence takes its toll

Hold out your hand

Therein my heart lies

I beg you be gentle

determining its demise.

Every Knee Shall Bow

1 Samuel 5:1-4

The Ark in Ashdod and Ekron

“After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon (a false God). When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.”

When God says every knee shall bow, He means it (Romans 14:11), even the ones made of stone.

He will not be mocked. (Galatians 6:7)

If only…

I missed you terribly last night, thinking you should be by my side; laughing and visiting with my family.

Do you ever do that? Do you ever wish I could easily slip into that space in your life?

I don’t pretend to know it would be without life’s troubles or argument free. I just think it would be ideal. Even if it never comes to pass, still it should. If there is anything good left in this world for me, I believe it is you.

But alas, I can only speak of my desire, I do not feign to know of yours.

It is comparable to my brother and me and the way we get along without ever having known each other save the last 4-5 years. We banter, laugh at each other and ourselves, love; like we’ve never been apart.

It was a near instant relativity.

Just a feeling of home, as I’ve so often said.

I thought of how I would hold your hand and sit close to you rather than a foot away and more than a mile apart in many ways.

That car ride, to and fro, would burst with conversation rather than the awkward silence of strangers who don’t care to know each other any longer.

As we crossed the bridge I had no care in casting a long glance at the lights on the right and an inconspicuous smile curled my lips.

I am inexorably yours.

King David

You might know the story of David. You might know he was a king. Most know of his adulterous, murderous ways…and if you’ve read in the text that he was a man after God’s own heart it might leave you scratching your head as to how he was described as such a man.

No one in scripture intrigues me quite like David because of what seems like a contradiction. A murderer, an adulterer, with a heart like that?

I have studied many times, the life of David and each time I learn something new.

These are some notes from an early study I did on David:

He was just a boy tending his sheep. The baby of the family. Acting as his fathers “gopher” taking his older brothers lunch in the battlefield. He must’ve been teased by his older brothers when something in his giant faith said who is this big bully defying armies of the Living God? In fact, they accused him of mischief being his motive for coming to the battlefield.

His description in scripture is incomparable. He didn’t aspire to become anything great, but inside of him stirred a holy anger to act in the face of possible defeat. Yet his own defeat is not what he set his eyes on. He set his eyes on his mighty God.

His heart was unmatched because of his desire to know the heart of God.

God rewarded him so richly; anointed him King, and from his house came the Savior of the world, the King of all Kings.

David never saw in his future royalty, but God did because David’s heart was a reflection of God’s own heart. We are commanded to love the Lord our God, heart, mind, body, soul and when we do He crowns us with favor that lives on from generation to generation.

Let It Ride

I dont guess I ever got you to listen to this before, maybe you’ll have time to listen to it now:

(^^^this is just a cover because you cant watch BGs version without premium subscription to youtube. But she was abt the best one.)

(I love you.)

I guess we should’ve seen this comin’

I cant say it didn’t cross my mind

‘Cause we both said we’d take this slow yeah

And here we are dancin’ cross that line

‘Cause you got your lips an inch away from mine

Just to see how long they take to touch

I guess we both got a thing for playing with fire

‘Cause this looks like it could get dangerous

Just one kiss, I know I’ll loose it

And wont know what I’m doing

I cant call it

Guess I’m caught up in this moment,

Let it ride.

Once your lips touch mine girl, its over

Yeah I think we both know, we cant stop

Were just rocking with this moment,

Let it ride

We’re close enough to hear you whisper

Baby do you really care about me, oh yeah

Asked myself man, should I answer

How head over heals could a man be

Just one kiss, I know I’ll loose it

And wont know what I’m doing

I cant call it

Guess I’m caught up in this moment,

Let it ride.

Once your lips touch mine girl, its over

Yeah I think we both know, we cant stop

Were just rocking with this moment,

Let it ride

Oh, Let it ride,

I know you’re worried about tomorrow

The days and the miles

That are bound to come between us

Baby we both knew this was going to be tough

Lets make the most of every second we can borrow

And pray to God that what we got’s enough

Were gonna take it day by day

Mile by mile,

Bridge by bridge

Yeah, Smile by Smile

Just one kiss, I know I’ll loose it

And wont know what I’m doing

I can’t call it

Guess I’m caught up in this moment,

Let it ride.

Once your lips touch mine girl, its over

Yeah I think we both know, we cant stop

Were just rocking with this moment,

Let it ride