engage your holiness

spinning slowly i feel
the wind passing through me
the sun kisses my skin gently
the trees swing their branches swiftly
as i glide across the stage
that you have placed beneath my feet
i breathe easy, inhaling your life’s breath
yearning, arms outstretched
as i engage your holiness
i recognize my fallibility 
and press into everything you are

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  • 16 hours ago
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safely knit

stored up
every shared memory
every plan
every dream
extended
breathe easier
knowing that you are
safely knit
in my heart forever

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  • 16 hours ago
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sometimes we just need to stop reposting ignorance

i said it
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  • 1 day ago

i foolishly believe

hiding from the light
because i’m overwhelmed by
shame, sin condemns my
spirit man and i foolishly believe 
all of it’s claims
but the Holy Spirit
draws me closer, filling me with life
that’s the birthright
i received when Jesus
died on Calvary

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  • 1 day ago
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waiting my turn

no warmth
just ice-like daggers
penetrating 
my flesh as i walk towards
the light that
calls me closer

no longer fazed 
standing upright
waiting my turn as
i’m overwhelmed
by the blaze that
purifies me

my spirit becomes
uniform with all
that is heavenly
and i’m breathing
just fine

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  • 1 day ago
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say…live

if i…then i
will i…could i
when i…should i
was i…have i
would i…

dream…
sinned…called 
say…live 
create…love 
find…begin

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  • 1 day ago
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standing in your way

leave me be
i don’t deserve any of
what you offer me
just fade away
but remember me
and know that i love
the scent of your hair
and the breath of fresh air
you leave behind
sure i want you to stay
but you’re just to great
for someone so broken
bruised and battered
i’m only standing in your way
please go, fast forward to another day

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  • 1 day ago
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the way i hunger and thirst

daily death
seems excessive
but the need to
live in you makes it
worthwhile
even when the world
can’t understand
the way i hunger and thirst
for all you have
and everything 
you promised would be mine

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  • 1 day ago
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breathe your life

i mess up all the time
even when i think i’ve
passed a new test
skipped a level or two
i find myself
knee deep in the filth
i made for myself
but you pull me out
graciously, breathe your life
right into me and i
yearn for you more and more each day

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  • 1 day ago
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mercy you freely give

teach me your ways
so that i can
mirror your every move
and reflect the light
that you emit

i know i don’t deserve
any of the grace
or mercy you freely give
but i’m grateful
for every bit

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  • 1 day ago
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wealth in your eyes

can we agree
that reality is more
free than any other possibility
that we can wrap ourselves in
when clouded by
childish fantasy

or will we fight about this too
drown in fear that
overwhelms and corners us
until there’s nothing else to do
but surrender

shallow breaths become
deeper, longer
and the wealth in your eyes
remind me why i’ll stay forever

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  • 1 day ago
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engorged beyond repair

just
another
careful request
quiet, i can see you’re
under stress?
excuses never
seemed so necessary yet

glory overwhelms
a mind in need of saving grace
understanding and
timeless love that
humbles even the
icy hardened heart
engorged beyond
repair

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  • 1 day ago
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should say everything

i feel like a liar
though i haven’t
deceived you any
must be something in the water
that’s making me 
all fuzzy
maybe i should say everything
avoid worry
not convinced 
but i won’t say i’m sorry

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  • 1 day ago
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leaves my breath

just a drop more
and i see clearly
as the final
hint of alcohol leaves my breath
and i’m glad i haven’t said
a single thing
that i might regret

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  • 2 days ago
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let me present to him

stop
don’t disrupt
don’t dance like that
don’t worship
we don’t approve

no
let me worship
let me present to him
i know, God approves

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  • 2 days ago
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