Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Oh, to favor the sweet hour of Zion. This, the hour of Zion..."

Oh sweet L-rd
This my hour
My fate

Oh sweet King
The hour is favored upon me
The hour I take my cross
Lift it high to You

My G-d, my G-d
My King who has saved me
Again, again...

Why must this pain wrench my heart?
The breath from my lungs
Cries for Your Great Mercies
Why must this heart ache
With the burden of the lost?
Why must this pain penetrate the flesh
And make ruin in the earth?

Oh, sweet King
I see the foot of Your Throne
And I know You have not left me here

And I tremble in Your wake
I make ashes and You turn them to dust
Upon my face
My tears stained the soot of the burden

I tremble...

You wipe my brow
And the ash rises to the Throne

And here I am
Sitting at the footstool.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Checking up...

Hi all, as I get ready to go to bed, I keep thinking about my blog and how sometimes it suffers due to work and school.  On the off-season, I have the pleasure of writing nearly every day, ad at least every week.

I appreciate your patience as I get ready to finish the first leg of my journey.

Right now is an intense time, as I'm in school, working at my school, preparing to move out of my current city and being thrust into the application process of the four-year university... It can be overwhelming.

This is what I'm listening to right now, right as I type this.  It's a song that's meant a lot to me, and I hope it means the same in one way or the other to you.

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7 NIV

Goodnight my readers!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Note from Facebook...

"And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." Romans 8:27-29, NIV.

...We have been called to His purpose... How lovely is this, that even through the darkness and trials, we have been chosen among the elite of the world that we should be the ones to proclaim His love and mercies throughout the generations.  My G-d is an amazing and divine being, that His love and faithfulness is sovereign over all iniquities... So much that He took them all and nailed them to the cross, that He would have all authority, in heaven and on earth, to cast out all things not of His Will.

Such a beautiful G-d, of mercy and compassion that we yet do not understand... And possibly will not until the day of His return.

Blessed are You, L-rd my G-d - King of the universe; for You have provided the Bread of Life, and the spring of Living Water... Amen.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Priest and the Princess, at First They Meet

"You are so scary" He said,
"Your hair burns with the indignation of the L-rd's fire..."
I came in indignant
But not raging.

"Your eyes burn like red hot coals..."
But my gaze was not burning through him.

"Your countenance like a flaming sword...
What have I done?"
You have done nothing to harm me.

"Why do your eyes burn like the stars,
and shake the earth like a trembling quake?"

"Why does your hair burn with the incense of my G-d,
that I, a man, should feel the fear of the L-rd?"

"Why would you walk in with this authority,
and not know that here, you are safe?"

But I did not know...

"Why then, would you come here?"

I come that I may know, and taste, and see,
Freely observe and freely receive,
That I should feel no pain and sorrow.

"Why do you frighten me, so?"

Because I know not of your garden...
But the prison camp in which we were held.

And how are you different?

"Because I know not of your garden...
The prison camp in which you were held..."

And then we walked away.

Do not feed the flesh...

If you're willing to compromise your faith for one issue, then there is no sense in not compromising it for the rest of the sin you wish you could be doing... Every page of the bible has the promises and love of G-d written clearly in the texts; if after nearly 2,000 pages of the L-rd professing His love to you, then how can you live with the title of "Heir to the Throne of the G-d Most High," yet still feed your flesh?

This is His Temple; in His broken Temple, my faith is firmly founded... Because He rebuilt His temple in three days.

Do not allow temptation to rule your life.

Likewise, do not be so quick witted that you forget to respect those who have yet to overcome... Do not have compassion on the folly of their ways, but have compassion on who they are in Messiah, that they will continue to learn and grow. Do not rebuke without knowing the Master, whom you serve...

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,
but I love your law.
114 You are my refuge and my shield;
I have put my hope in your word.
115 Away from me, you evildoers,
that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live;
do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered;
I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject all who stray from your decrees,
for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;
therefore I love your statutes.
120 My flesh trembles in fear of you;
I stand in awe of your laws.
Psalm 119:113-120, NIV. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Post from Facebook, Not for the Faint of Heart...

...I'm just not sure why young men and women seem to think it's "okay" to sell their bodies for a (comparatively) small profit, when in reality, they're just selling their souls... To be quite honest, I can't wait for the adventure of making love with a spiritually clean and pure man, who desires nothing but the Will of the L-rd... Not a sexual adventure, but a spiritual one of realizing that both G-d AND man can love in the same nature. I'm not trying to be graphic, but this world doesn't make sense to me... and it's actually quite sad.
 - Taken in response to a post from my Facebook page.

It's true... there's absolutely no sense in the sale of something  so precious, something we only have one of (in the world!), and something that was a gift to us from the L-rd G-d of hosts of angel armies.  To any and all young men and women who read this blog: Do NOT conform to this world!  Let G-d give you the adventures with your husband/wife; let G-d give you the "thrills"; let G-d guide you and tell the difference between the Sacred  and profane.  There is no sense in compromising your body, your love, your preferences and your heart to seek something that cannot be fulfilled... Women, please know that other girls can be just as abusive, vicious, and manipulating as men...  Do not be satisfied with the world.

If you call yourself a Christian or a Jew, then live what is written in the Law concerning your people; do NOT take your own person in vain by taking the Laws given by the Sovereign L-rd and making them less than G-dly; for He is not of our making.  He s Sovereign and Holy.

He is our G-d, and we are His people.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

News from France

*Due to the massive amounts of news I have been receiving from friends, and third-party media sites, I will endeavor to post important news articles / videos along with my own thoughts and writings.  Thanks for your loyal readership!*

As many of you know, I have been planning out my career for the last year in archaeology, as well as pursuing my studies in the french language and culture.  More and more I hear of disturbing reports of antisemitism from friends in Israel, as well as all over the world.  I would like to share this recent article with all of you, to save from any unneeded rant and  bias.  This is a video clip of a march in France, and whether the article is completely accurate or not, what is shown in the clip is, at least, disturbing.  Even for the non-Jews, there will not likely be lasting peace if people choose to act on hate: