Welcome to another installment of Not My Poetry! (Somewhat irrelevant disclaimer HERE.) Now here’s another place on the internet you might find some pretty positive vibe! I mean, just look at her blog title:
This poem, ah! This poem articulates my inadequacy to describe a God Who can only describe Himself to us. And how very grateful I am that He has. (And that’s not arrogance speaking, but the humble gratitude of faith…)
Father, lift me above the conflict of ideology:
Religion, philosophy, politics; the confusion
When cultures collide and beast-like biology
Brings out the worst in us; human delusion;
Organized in the ‘isms, schisms, psychology
Of division; the back-biting hate transfusion;
That limits You to our limited understanding.
Father, lift me upward! Where Your eternal
Values transcend human misunderstanding;
Dispel all stubbornness; all my pride infernal
By which I lift myself; foolish grandstanding!
Touting MY knowledge! A miniscule kernel
Of the Truth only You hold comprehending;
The unfathomable, You keep unreachable
To all refusing faith’s surrender; The Lifting;
By bowing down! Refute men un-teachable;
Builders of ‘isms and ‘ologies; Soul’s sifting
In circular judgments, reason un-reachable;
Pieces of comprehension; Wisdom-grifting!
These shards of divinity are hatred and war!
Father, lift me to You! I am unable to climb!
May I dwell in Your Wisdom that sits so far?
Above my reach? Held in Your Love sublime?
Refashion this beast; remove all of sin’s mar!
I submit to redemption’s process over time;
Jesus came down to rise! And lift the limited
From Death’s confines; of time to the eternal!
All Truth, Love, Peace, Hope, Joy is unlimited!
Bequeathed to children obeying Will Paternal;
In acceptance of reality of self with sin whited;
Guided by the Holy Spirit lighting the internal;
No longer strive to be God; By faith is His Rest.
Used by author’s permission; Check out Joy’s blog — http://joyindestructible.com/