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Unfurl

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As the petals unfurl

Your beauty is revealed

One by one they spread

Depicting order and majesty

Your magnetic force pulls admires

Animals and humans alike

You do not compete with others

Because you know that your splendor is divine and unique

So with humility, you continue to unfurl

Until your grandeur cannot be unnoticed

Bring joy to those who behold the beauty you display in this world

08/18/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Solitary

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Sometimes life has a way of eroding things that seem to have been connected to us

This result is us feeling like we have been sentenced to solitary confinement.

We feel like we have been transported to a sea-stack surrounded  by water

At the onset, we loose sight of the fact that we have been positioned for greatness because of the isolation that is felt.

But I dare you to take another look.

You have been “isolated for intimacy with the Creator

The water you are surrounded by is His word

Take a dive,

Emerge yourself in His word

Allow Him to develop the greatness inside in this alone time

Cause in the fullness of time the treasure that is on the inside will be revealed for all to see.

08/18/2017 Dr.R.A.

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Grainy

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Grasping our dreams can sometimes feel so grainy

The tighter we hold the faster it escapes our grips

Like sand falling through an hourglass

Leading us to panic, as we are not able to see our way clearly

But if we could relax and just breathe

We will see that things are not falling apart as it seems

Instead, they are falling into place

At the end of one thing, even a great thing

Is the beginning of something greater

And as times rolls on

It will be clearly revealed

That God was really just busy

Creating your masterpiece

08/16/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Willy-nilly

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One, two, three,

On your mark

Get set

Go

The race of life has begun

All goals are plainly in sight

Requiring only for us to push ahead

Fanfares on the sidelines are only distractions

To win we must ensure to keep our focus

The temptation to look to the sides is great

But we must not give in if we want our impact to be significant

So with eyes on the prize

Our mode of operation is not willy-nilly but rather methodically

With our game plan in order we accelerate at full-throttle

Knowing that with God’s help we will achieve the goal.

08/15/17 Dr.R.A.

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Glaring

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Pull me closer

Take me deeper

Intimacy is what I seek

Look deep within

Pour out more of Yourself into my empty vessel

I want more so much more

I realize You are all that I need

Unveil the mask

Remove the scales from my eyes

Transform me into Your image and likeness

Shine Your light into my darkness

I want to me a glaring reflection of all that You are

A dazzling representation of Your true light

08/11/2017 Dr. R.A.

 

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Carousel

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Set the stage

Lights, camera, action

We hurry on the carousel dream of life

Smiling faces

So many seating choices

All very colorfully appealing

Music soothing

All animals move up and down

Mimicking galloping

Masking the fact that we are going around in circles

When we will there be an awakening

When will eyes open to see that it is just the floor that’s spinning

When will we step off as there is progress to be made

Reality beckons for us to make a step

Step off the carousel dream

Pursue destiny while we are living

8/8/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Portion

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We live in a society that is very health conscious.  We are being advised frequently to watch our portion size and calorie intake to aid us with weight loss or gain.  A portion is a part of a whole which satisfies an individual’s crave.

In the book of Lamentations, we find the Prophet complaining about his condition. However, in the midst of his complaint he made a remarkable statement that he remembered the faithfulness of the Lord and how His mercies are new every morning. After which he expressed emphatically “then said I to my soul, the Lord is my portion, therefore I hope in Him.” The prophet believed that God was that which could satisfy the craving of his heart.

We too like the prophet sometimes finds ourselves in a position where our circumstances are so grievous that we cannot help but express our grosses. We feel extremely disappointed, hurt, angry, broken, and even hopeless. However, it is in those moments that we should be like the prophet and focus on the faithfulness of God.  Focus on the fact that you are in a new day that is filled with brand new mercies. The fact remains, that the condition that is causing you to gripe has not changed. As a matter of fact, it may seem like it will never change. But do not let your condition be your focus, but rather let the focal point of your life be on God, His faithfulness, and new mercies.

Regardless of your condition, speak to your soul. Encourage your soul to hope in God, because He is your portion. He is the one that is more than able to satiate the longing of your soul.  Additionally, you do not have to count your calorie intake with God. As such, you can consume as much of God as you possibly have need of.  And the more of Him that you consume is the more satisfaction you will feel. Let your soul know that it can take courage, as God will make a way somehow. It is a fact that you may not know how, when, or where He will do it. But God will make a way. If He did it before He will do it again. In your night season let your song be “the Lord is my portion”.

6/7/17 Dr. R.A.

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Trace

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Walking alone on this path wondering where You are

The darkness surround like a thick blanket

As I continue to trod the mountains echo my breath

With each new stride, fear tries to  conquer

Where are You? Where are You?

A little panicky I utter

Yet I keep on stepping

Because although I can’t trace You, I must trust You

You know the plans that You have for me

Your footsteps outline the path I should take

So I follow closely along with confidence

Because I know Your thoughts towards me are good and not evil

Therefore, I sashay and take comfort in knowing that You will bring me to my expected end.

 

5/31/2017 Dr.R.A.

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Collaboration

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As individuals we all have ideas. Some believing that their ideas are more superior to that of others. However, if we could have an open mind then we will see that there is real no inferior or superior idea.  All that is required is for us to come together and collaborate our individual ideas to form a grand one. People thought that Thoms Edison was crazy when he thought about creating a light bulb and even more so when it took him over 3000 tries to get it together.  Although his idea was a great one it required collaboration with others to get it done. He and his team had to engage in a graceful dance to see the dream fulfilled.

Remember: Collaboration through teamwork will make the dream work.

5/15/17 Dr.R.A.

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Pursue

In hot pursuit of who You are

Seeking Your face and not just the blessings of Your hand

Acknowledging my need for so much more of You

Your character and nature

My eyes affix to You

My ears attuned to heaven’s frequency

Refusing to allow the world to distract me with its pleasurable woos

My desire is to daily be transformed

By the power, You have given to become

Therefore. I intensify my prayer life and the reading of Your word

While additionally, putting on the armor stipulated

So that I can stand no matter what I encounter

I desire more

So I will continue to fiercely pursue You

Until I awake in Your likeness

 

5/10/2017 Dr.R.A.

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