Holy Sovereignty

When His sky is silent and gray

When noise around

Drowns

Out

He

Who

Needs

No instruction

Our God of Creation

Who

In Truth

Reigns over every nation

His sovereignty

Can be seen

By those who seek

For His treasures, like pearls,

Are uncovered

Joyfully discovered …

Enslaved by amazing love

His truth from above

engraved on our hearts

Beginning right from the start

This is only one of millions of miracles

Whether we see signs and wonders or not,

Whether God is hidden or visible

Trust is the crust

Of the bread of life

For we can be greedy

Demanding to view Godly things

Do we think

Our ways are higher,

Our knowledge, our power?

May we bow our heads

In humility instead

May we enter 2020

With contentment in lack or plenty

May we rest in His mighty right hand

That measured the waters and marked off  the heavens

May we release

Fleshy pride who urges us to puff up and increase

May we praise the One who honors the least

May we lean upward,

Hearts upturned

Toward our eternal home

Setting our feet on the narrow path

Resisting any temptation to roam

It is for this hope

We wake. No matter what’s at stake, we cope

Because we believe in Him

It is for us He promises to renew our strength when ours is thin

Then, more than we can ever imagine …

He promises we will soar

Far beyond the world’s plateau, opening new doors

Doing new things

Calling forth the generations from the beginning

We are not alone

We are chosen

And upheld

By Our Mighty Lord

A spiritual, holy cord

Commanding us to set fear afire

As we surrender our will to the One who knows our heart’s desire

~~~

In the book of Matthew, Jesus curses a fig tree and “immediately the tree withered”.  The disciples, those who followed Him closely, were in awe and asked Jesus how did this happen (Matthew 21:19-20).

“Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea’, and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Matthew 21:21).

When we say we believe God can do anything, we must also believe we can do nothing remotely righteous without Him.

You may notice a theme of pride in this poem and the last. I am keenly aware of how the devil tries to get me to go there. Oh yes, and he gets me to go there sometimes. I think pride is the least talked about sin, and yet we all struggle with it.

We all fall short of the glory of God, but we can fall less often if we train our hearts, minds, and souls to believe in our trustworthy, all-powerful God.

May God awaken you to His truth, His grace, and His power.

In Christ,

Julie

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8 thoughts on “Holy Sovereignty

  1. Dear Julie,
    Oh yes! ” I think pride is the least talked about sin, and yet we all struggle with it.” Lord, have Your way to keep uncovering more of that in me, and to uncover more of YOUR true holiness in my life. Thank you for sharing such precious truth from the heart. Love you dear sister.

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  2. God bless you! This poem is wonderfully written.

    “May we lean upward,
    Hearts upturned
    Toward our eternal home
    Setting our feet on the narrow path
    Resisting any temptation to roam…”——– So powerful! This is so profound.

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  3. Julie, the poem flows so beautifully encouraging me to look upward to God and to remember just how sovereign He is. Yes, I agree with your statement about pride. I think pride is very sneaky. We must always give God the glory and keep our flesh out of it. Blessings!

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    1. Dear Carrie, thank you for letting me know I obeyed Him. I will be reading this poem at church tomorrow. May Jesus use it for His glory. Yes, pride is sneaky because it is not of God. I have spoken about it before and will do so again as He leads. It’s not a very popular subject.

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