Poets & Preachers


I have the opportunity to attend an amazing conference through The Stirring Church in Redding, California called Poets & Preachers.  The focus is to help people find the voice God created in them to speak His truth in the world where they are at and wherever He sends them.  In looking forward to this conference, which begins in just an hour, I was reminded of some poetry I posted previously through this blog.  Here it is again and I hope to add new creations through the course of the conference or soon after.

 

The first poem, Paint On Us, is anchored in the idea that true transformation and renewal has to be done by God and it requires our obedience and submission to be accomplished.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

Paint on Us

We are the canvasses

You are the artist

But we keep trying

To take the brush from Your hand

 

We have come with nothing

You give us fullness

Why is it so hard

To be still where You need us to stand

 

Paint on us

Brush us with Your love and grace

Paint on us

While we stand in this Holy place

Cover us with the image of Your Son

Color us until Your will is done

 

Empty us of everything

Then fill us with the truth

Lead us to the rest

That stills our hearts for Your work

 

Create us in Your image

Holy Spirit, make us new

Pictures of God’s grace

On display for all the world

 

Paint on us

Brush us with Your love and grace

Paint on us

While we stand in this Holy place

Cover us with the image of Your Son

Color us until Your will is done

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