Faith Pioneering, Prophetic Poetry

Box Free!

A view from heaven

I am not a word that I would stay in a book,

Or a book itself that I would stay on a shelf.

Hem Me in and I’ll break out,

Lock Me in and I’ll break free,

Try to imprison Me yet I’ll be free in no time.

You can’t lock Me into the past,

Just try keeping Me out of the present,

Try guarding Me from the future and you’ll fail every time.

Don’t try locking Me into your mind,

I hate small, confined spaces!

My playground is the wide-open spaces,

You can’t put Me in a box!

I roam free and I roam far,

I love what is small and large..

…all things and all people.

I am not a scent to be kept in a bottle,

Not a polish kept in a tin,

I am all things, to all things,

The beginning and the end,

I created them all.

I could put you in a box,

Hem you in and control you,

Yet I created you for myself,

Not as a plaything to use and abuse.

To be just like Me.

To run free, work and create,

Love others in bubbles of joy,

Not be in a box.

Think big, not small,

Flowing with My Spirit.

So, do not:

Be put in a box, confined to tight structures,

Think according to your own mind,

Be constrained by the past,

Be locked into things

Become stagnant.

And do:

Run with My Spirit,

Renew your mind in My word,

Lean into the future,

Delight in Me, not in things,

And flow in My eternal river.

Faith Pioneering, Kingdom Business

Pioneers Don’t Look Back

If we are going somewhere we haven’t been before, the likelihood is we’ll need to do things we’ve not done before. So, looking back at old ways won’t help at all. It brought paralysis to Lot’s wife!

Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of the Christian faith didn’t even look back to the good things.

“He [Jesus] did not devise a master plan for His destiny based on
previously successful works and strategies;
He received His destiny by cultivating the Master relationship based on love.”

This Critical Perspective is crucial for the faith pioneering journey and includes 3 essential states in this order:

  1. Intimacy
  2. Presence
  3. Alignment

Without them we’re stuck, and the only way is back, which is an unfulfilling prospect.

So, let’s keep looking forward to fulfil our pioneering call

 

Links
Genesis 19:26
Hebrews 12:1-2 NIVUK
Quote: Bolz, The Throne Room Company, 57

 

Faith Pioneering

Living for the more

Jesus said,
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’
(Matthew 19:26)

Most of us spend our time in just 5% or less of what’s possible in Christ. This is because we get our security from what we already know.

And I sense God saying,
‘There is so much more. Be hungry, for I’m ready to take you beyond your impossible and into my possible.’

Faith dreams, hearing God and courage to step out are just some key ingredients to entering God’s world, His kingdom. Then we can soak this tired old planet in His amazing love and righteousness.

Don’t live for anything less!