Here I am not of my own will, but I was born, I breath & grow.
Here I am, I’ve grown, not of my own will, I’ve seen, I’ve learned. People come & people go, not of their own will; I have seen this, so I questioned, if not their own will, who’s?
I sought, I searched.
Here I am, of my own will, I choose fun & games, feasting & drunkenness.
Here I am, due to my own will, & these things have not filled the empty space within. While I feast & play others continue to come & go, not of their own will, (death) why?
Why do they come, (birth) & where do they go (death)?
Here I am, I’m searching, I’m seeking, I’m stopping & thinking.
Here I am, I’m watching the coming & going, the feasting & playing. I see empty laughter, I’ve heard & told plenty a lie, I’ve been & do see plenty hypocrisy; empty dreams all around, cries & endless complaints, consuming desires without end.
Here I am, not of my own will, still empty within.
So I stop & consider the voice that said, “No, this is wrong!”
Why did I not hearken?
I continued with the multitude to feast & play.
Here I am, I know I went the wrong way!
Here I am, I hunger & thirst, where’s the right way? The way that fills our empty place, The way that gives us peace without end. Is there a way? Can the empty be full?
I just stopped, & questioned with all my heart.
Here I am, the question was heard, & the answer too.
Here I Am, of My own will, I Am the Truth, the Way, & the Life.
So there He was not of my own will, but His own, His life He gave, our iniquity bore.
I died that day, not of my own will; yet anew I am born, & breath & grow.
Here I am, washed & clean, bright & free, now I see & understand, the purpose is clear.
Here I am, I’ve been born to do His will & not my own.
So I sing, & shout & jump, I am so full His way!
Yes, I know, there’s not many who go this way.
Here I am, the multitude is now against me, “come & play” they say.
Here I am, not of my own will; but His grace, it’s sufficient for me, I answer & say, “to feast & to play is no longer for me, you see,
I’ve given my life that I might be rich & full & free.
Here I am, sought & longed for,
Here I am, of my own will not desiring to be found.
Yet, you search & you seek for that which can not fill.
So I share my joy that you too might be full.
Here I am, by His grace, I live & I breath by faith.
Here I am, each day comes with blessings according to His will.
So I have become a light to the world, that there is a way.
A right way, it can be hard to see with the multitude blocking the view.
Here I am, I see it, crystal clear; today you have a choice.
Here I am, hoping & praying you’d seek the grace. So what keeps you, Why do you tarry? Has the multitude deceived you; are you full of fears & emotional tears?
Here I am of my own will, there’s only One we must fear.
Here I am, with or without you, I must go on. The judgment is sealed, only one way will save. So I serve Him, & seek Him, by His grace with all my heart, mind & soul.
Here I am, knowing His tender mercy & loving kindness, of His own will.
Here I am, obeying His Word, following them that seek after righteousness, of my own will. So we continue in the way that has brought us life & fullness of joy. His Word is true, not all have faith, so they keep their own way; dark & empty without knowledge of Truth.
Here I AM, us in Him, we stand as a light, too bright for their dark ways.
Here I AM, mocked & reviled, yet I revile not again; As His Word says, persecuted & tried I’ve been, but hope I’ve been given that this has its end.
Here I am, hoping in an eternally righteous land.
Here I am, writing to let you know there’s no place I’d rather be. So fret not for me, but consider my ways & the grace I’ve been given. Look not to yourselves or others, but to the One who gives such power.
Here I am, encouraging you in His way.
Here I am, letting you know He must be first in your heart, before me, or any other; it takes a sincere desire to let go & willingness to learn a whole new way; the flesh will put up a fight, but if your spirit is willing…
Here I am, an example to you, it’s not as hard as it seems.
Here I am, I want you to know His grace is available to all, just don’t doubt, trust & believe. His way has been proven, He’s rose from the dead. So you have a choice to listen to them who live dead in their sins, or to the I Am, Yah, Yahveh, Y’shua (God is Salvation) whom death could not conquer.
(PART 3) (10/25/11)
Here I am, a weary, worn pilgrim.
Here I am, through heat & cold, for Y’shua I’ve had to be bold; and the half I’ll leave untold.
Here I am, patience has worked experience, & experience a hope that I am not ashamed of.
Here I am knowing too well the heart of the Psalmist, as he cried out, “Oh that I had wings like a dove!”
Here I am, not of my own will, knowing also very well the rest of the Psalm. For it was not an enemy that reproached me. Evening, morning & at noon have I prayed & cried aloud.
Here I am, for I have learned, to be content in what so ever state; low to the ground or high as the clouds.
Here I am, His faithfulness to me He has proven; in the valley of the shadow of death.
Here I am, not of my own will for man would had swallowed me up, yet His love constrained me to take another breath.
Here I am, still breathing;
Although I am knowing, tomorrow is never promised,
I am not here to live in bliss.
Here I am, fully knowing a work I have to accomplish according to His will.
Here I am willing to fulfill;
All that He asks I must do,
Through thick & thin, through health or with the flu;
His will is for me to live as He lived, to love as He loves.
Here I am, at times it seems my head is below & the waters above;
Yet some how I am still breathing, still loving.
Here I am by His grace alone, I am forgiving,
All that has ever hurt me,
It doesn’t matter.
Who am I? should I be above my Master?
The I Am was hated without a cause, reproach broke His heart,
& that was barely the start,
For there was none to take pity; & for comforters none
Here I am stunned.
Shall I fear, if what was done to Him, is done to me?
Here I am, in Thee,
Do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
Here I am, with my willing mind & earnest prayers He has made an infusion
In which a way to escape has been manifested
Here I am knowing with every temptation He makes a way out; & now I am rested.
Here I am, I have cast my burden upon Him, His Word enlightens my darkness
If I slip, or if I fall,
I will do as the righteous, & rise again to His call.
For He is my all; all I’ve ever needed I’ve found in Him: Husband, Brother, Father, friend,
The I Am is faithful ‘til the End. Amen.
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“Reason dictates that persons who are truly noble and who love wisdom will honor and love only what is true. They will refuse to follow traditional viewpoints if those viewpoints are worthless...Instead, a person who genuinely loves truth must choose to do and speak what is true, even if he is threatened with death...I have not come to flatter you by this written petition, nor to impress you by my words. I have come to simply beg that you do not pass judgment until you have made an accurate and thorough investigation. Your investigation must be free of prejudice, hearsay, and any desire to please the superstitious crowds. As for us, we are convinced that you can inflict no lasting evil on us. We can only do it to ourselves by proving to be wicked people. You can kill us—but you cannot harm us.” From Justin Martyr's first apology 150 A.D. Martyred A.D. 160