Spoken World

singer-songwriter / sojourner

LOVE (commentary)

there's a joy to honesty

that most can't relate 


an openness that leaves us

feeling all estranged

tangible feelings

we try to ignore

or misappropriate

We do not innately pleasure ourselves in being honest, or truthful. More often than not we take our perceptions and project them as the defining nature of our environment, or reality as a whole, making excuses based off our lack of introspection and preconceived notions rooted in our sinful nature.

it's eating at my hopes

it's eating at my dreams

I want to love somebody

as much as You have loved me

though I know in this life

there are no guarantees

I believe we all have the desire to love and be loved because of the relational nature God instilled of Himself throughout all of creation, especially between a man and a woman. However, if you place your hopes and faith in anyone other than Jesus Christ you will be sorrily surprised at the outcome.

bone of my bone

flesh of my flesh

I've been wondering

have we ever met

-

if we did I don't know

that I'd know if we had 

and I'm sick and I'm tired of wondering

my father says that I won't have to eventually


This desire to love and be loved can cause quite an amount of confusion. I myself have mistaken passion or attraction as love with many girls. As I have gotten older, and the more intimately I walk with Christ, the more I realize love has a lot less to do with the whole romantic—or to be quite blunt, sexual relationship between a husband and wife, and a lot more to do with who God is, and who He is making us to be like. 1 Corinthians 13 mentions so very many characteristics of love, and are all qualities we should actively seek and strive to emulate, and constantly grow in.

I try to keep my mind on Christ

not the comforts of this life

to love at all costs to myself

and to fight the good fight

but with no one by my side

-

each day gets harder as I go

and You say it's not good for us

to be alone

but if I am to be

it is well with my soul


Loneliness is not necessarily a bad thing. Every feeling we feel and situation we find ourselves in can teach us to grow to be more like Christ, and how to encourage others as well. For all the time I now spend alone, compared to when I was younger, I find I am at peace with my circumstances, and personal relationships, despite desires for more. God given understanding can be quite proficient should you find yourself the recipient of it, and the Spirit of the Lord is the best company kept at all times.

'cause I am not who I used to be

I am a new creation

and I am redeemed

it's nothing that I have to see to believe‬‬

-

but at times it still seems

that it's all still on me

even though You said

it is finished up on that tree

When second birth occurs, being that we still reside in the same earthen body, it can be quite easy to wonder if you are the same person as before.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1-3‬ ‭ESV

it's hard to take

being told to pray

when what i feel

it seems that no words can say

Thank God Your Spirit

intercedes for me

-

for every tear

and every sigh

that tends to keep

my troubled

heart up at night

-

I rest in Your promises

I know that you're by

my side


“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:18-30‬ ‭ESV

Hallelujah

You set me free

Hallelujah

I don't need anything

in You I am complete

I really feel Job sums up well my mentality towards Christ and previous convictions—

“"I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. 'Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.' I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."”

‭‭Job‬ ‭42:2-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

—compared to where I am now, hidden with Christ.

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬