Tag: Poetry

Exhortation: The Advance – Press On!

What is the vision? What is the goal for which you press on, for which you aspire? Has the Lord spoken something into your heart that you hope to achieve ? Is there a plan and a purpose of God you know about that has been revealed through a prophet?

I say press on!

Do not allow failures or situations of the past to hold you back or cause you to regress. Resist the voices of people who have caused you to doubt your ability to achieve anything from being amplified in your mind repetitively.

In the bible, James says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 KJV)

We can only resist the enemy by bible study and meditation. This is because we are strengthened and revived in believing that what is impossible for man to achieve is possible by God (Luke 18:27/Matt.19:26).

The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our pathway (Psalm 119:105) and enables us to see the way forward clearly and gives us Elohim God’s wisdom in how to advance.

Christ Yeshua is wisdom personified and by his death, burial and resurrection, divine power from God hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV).

We are therefore able to press forward and advance into higher heights and deeper depths in God.

Brethren, let us have a steadfast resolve to press on as the Apostle Paul when he said “…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”(Phil. 3:13-14KJV).

Poem: The Advance:

He said “It is finished” for us who were once lost.

No more backwards gazing, we march in the light of God at all cost.

Always forward grazing the fields of the Messiah is our boast

©2016Deborah E.Nyamekye

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The Man Child…Still

Commemorating Mental Health Awareness day (10/10/2018) a poem (inspired by the image below) and a prayer.

The Man Child …Still

The contours around

his eyes are cracked

with smile tracks.

They hide internal

frowns, a well-worn

mask.

Speaking to please,

he engages in many a

tiresome task for

accolades and praise.

Still, his inner man

hears the voices of dread,

feels dad’s hands hitting

his head. He wants to run,

but no where is there to hide.

So he fakes strength

and a life of fun.

Anything goes for

ecstasy and mirth.

Still, his inner child

dreads the break of day

sits cross-legged,

head buried as in sand,

wishing he would die or be

blown away.

Still…

©️20-Oct.2018 DENyamekye

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray for those suffering a paralysis of mind and life in general, unable to move on due to hidden childhood scars rooted in abuse and rejection which has resulted in a scarred life; attitudes and acts that continue to be damaging to them and those around them.

Father you know what each of us has been through and goes through on a daily basis. We cannot hide anything from you.

I ask that you heal us in our inner man, and deliver us from pretence and falsehood so that our true selves, who you created us to be would emerge fully to the glory of your name.

For those who are yours in Christ, we desire to be effective witnesses of your kingdom so heal us completely so that we can do the good that we know to do according to your word.

I pray that you will graciously draw to yourself, multitudes who are suffering in general and particularly in relation to their mental health, that they will find healing and comfort in your word and the ministry of deliverance in the power of your Holy Spirit.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Joseph

Famine, He called upon the land,

but God had a divine plan, so He sent Joseph His beloved son.

In slavery he was sold, in prison he was thrown but to save him there was none.

In God’s appointed time, the king had a dream, though among his gifted counsellors interpretation was no where found.

“But wait! a prisoner in chains is the key” uttered Pharaoh’s waiter with no charge or fee.

So Joseph void of strife, interpreted it as a message from God to preserve life.

His feet with fetters were loose so that matters of administration they could pursue, for the king “made him lord of his house, and ruler of …his substance …to teach his senators wisdom”(1), we know this to be true.

His earthly father’s coat of many colours was a childhood privilege, while heavenly Father’s many favours shows in adulthood his life spoke a clear message:

Set apart, to ensure men lived and did not die, a Christlike life given for many regardless of nationality, race or hue.

-Inspiration from the book of Genesis’ story of Joseph & Psalm 105.

-Quote (1)from Psalm 105 vs 22-23

©011017DENyamekye (amended 04/10/18)

Guarding our Mental Health for Effective Christian Living & Service

10th October is Mental Health Awareness Day (UK). Let us remember and pray for those with mental health issues this week as well as think of ways we can guard our minds practically from the “pull” of worldliness at every turn.

The mind-gate as the eye gate are Satan’s targets to bring temptation to us and doubt about God and who we are in Him! From these two channels our hearts (the innermost core of who we are) can become afflicted.

Let us be reminded of the following key scriptures:

-“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)

-“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)

Trapped!

Beaten against the bushels,

pained by worldly thorns,

trampled by passersby and

deceivers posing as friends,

her disheartened soul found

rest among the despondent

at their fest.

Their complaints cooked up

bitter broth when swallowed,

their chains were strengthened

in that dreadful place.

She longed to flee but how could

she when her feet were padlocked

to the guardian of death and his

cloak like steel weighed her down?

Think about this poem above entitled “Trapped”. It reminds us of the consequences of keeping the wrong company; in hard times, they remain agents of satanic reinforcement so that there is no where to escape!

Caution! The bible says do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Can two walk together if they do not agree? (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Some things to think about:

-If we say we are Christ’s do our social lives truly reflect this fact?

-Do we seek the counsel of the ungodly?

The Word of God has all that we need for holiness and godliness and God is able to lead us to those who can counsel and help us in our decision-making and plans.

-Do we stay put in compromising situations and relationships to our detriment? If so why?

Fear of not fitting in or what people might say are some of the main reasons why people tend to do this.

But our Christian lives require sacrifice and separation from the world. If Jesus suffered, was persecuted and misunderstood how much more we, who are his?

Our mental health as believers in Christ should be important to us because we do not only receive healing, but we need to sustain our healing so as to be effective in our calling as Christ’s Ambassadors.

Let us say this day with the Apostle Paul as we boldly march on in Christ

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal 2:20 KJV).

God bless Deborah Esther x

©️10/10/2018

Walking with & Believing God

Walking with & Believing God

Enoch walked with God,

he never saw death

Abraham believed God,

from his loins came blessings

so the world would have no dearth.

David walked with God,

and danced, full of mirth.

Hannah believed God,

so from her womb, Samuel,

the great prophet, she gave birth.

Let us walk with God,

led by the Spirit of Truth.

Let us believe in God,

searching the scriptures with

the zeal of a sleuth.

©Oct 2017 Deborah E.Nyamekye

Poem categories:

-Men & Women of the Bible

-Intimacy with God

Yeshua Heals the Broken-Hearted & Sets the Captives Free

(Redemption Testimonial)

It was the bleak mid winter and it felt the same within his heart, as day after day the memories flooded his mind with such force,

that he was drowning in despair and wept until his voice was hoarse.

The young man was feeling crushed

’cause once again his efforts were trashed.

Every time he thought he was in the money, it was like there was a hole in his bag of cash.

In his love life things were the same

for his advances made no difference as many a woman would shrug and walk away, as if to say “you’re not my type, you’re a mug!’

He remembered the days when he sought fame and had friends in high places with whom he bet at the races. He tried to be like them but his photo shoots were returned with the message “sorry mate, modelling is not your fate!”

So he auditioned to sing and also thought acting was his thing, but his agent came back to say

“they say try something else ’cause acting and singing are not your thing!”

He was classed among

world losers,

subject to many teasers,

state allowances and

family loan advances.

Rejected and dejected,

he cried “no one would care

less if I self-ejected!”

There was a knock on the

door and in came his

brother in law,

handing him a Bible he said

“heard your voice message,

let’s hear God’s voice in

this life giving message.”

That was me ten years ago,

I am no longer under the law,

but saved by Grace,

thanks to my brother in law,

no longer fired up with envy,

but ignited with God’s power

and street savvy for the

redeemer.

I married a woman,

sent by God who says

“blessed be the Lord, He

sent a man who’s my type!”

We hand out bibles for

the harvest is ripe and

preach the Gospel

every season to deliver

men from strife and

treason against

God’s Son,

Christ the King.

For this reason,

hear me one and all,

Christ will do for you

what he did for me,

promised when he said:

“The Spirit of the Sovereign

LORD is upon me, for the

LORD has anointed me to

bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.(1)”

Inspired by the New Testament

Quote (1) Isaiah 61:1NLT.

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 24/04/2016

#TheGoodNews #Voice4Masses #TheBrideGroomCometh

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:7KJV)

His Grace & Mercy

Forgive me LORD!

Then my eyes opened and I saw creases of my life becoming smooth, with not one flaw and I heard “I forgive you, princess…loved you then and do now, regardless.. unto you I pour out my forgiveness in an unmeasured flow.

For him alone I live and His grace & mercy, I fail not to parade and show.

©️18-08-2018 DENyamekye

1 John 1:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.