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Now, That’s Love

Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe, for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for them unless He loved them.

You do not have to believe to know that no one would do these things without the power of love- Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”

`Yvonne L.

A First-hand Witness Account

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I am a witness to the gospel of Christ.

I have first-hand accounts of His saving grace.

I am a witness to the healing virtues of Christ as a healer.

I had illnesses that I no longer have because I sought and believe in His

healing virtues.

I can testify and verify He is a deliverer.

I had struggles I could not overcome,

I sought His deliverance and I no longer battle, I’m free.

I am a witness Christ is a provider.

I witnessed His move in my life when I was in lack.

Provisions were made when there were none.

I am a  witness He is a comforter.

I witnessed His comfort when I needed comforting.

He gave me peace during the loss of loved ones.

I am a witness He is a counselor.

I witnessed His role as counselor when I needed guidance.

I am a witness that His word is true.

When I followed His word and not my own

his word did not come back void.

I am a witness that His love covers multitudes of sin,

when I fell short to sin He covered me.

I am a witness He is my Shepherd.

When my soul needed rest,

he led me to safe haven.

He restored my soul of weariness.

I  can’t tell it all,

there are so many accounts of His

goodness, grace, and mercy.

I am a witness,

He is not dead but alive!

He is resurrected

and abides in me!

I am a witness,

He is the great I AM!

He is everything I need.

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` Yvonne L

Response to the Daily Prompt challenge – Today’s word (Witness)

 

 

 

 

The Dance of Despair

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I sit here with a heavy heart.

What do I do? How do I release?

The burden within  is raging inside.

How do I express the pain I carry.

How do I rid myself from this anguish?

How do I release the demons which torment my soul?

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I need thee to release me from my place of despair,

I need thee.

I need thee to heal my wounded soul,

I need thee.

I need thee to lift me from this weary pit,

I need thee.

I need your comfort and strength,

I need thee.

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To deliver me,

I’ll do a swan dance.

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I’ll do the dance of saving grace.

I’ll lift my hands in praise.

I’ll lift my hands to thee.

I’ll do the dance of despair.

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`Yvonne L.

 

 

 

 

 

I Give Myself to You

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Even when I didn’t know how to love willfully you loved me

unconditionally. I was going through my life and living on

borrowed time, but I didn’t know it, until I begin to learn

love’s true meaning comes from above. Revelation of your

love is a catalyst for my transformation and new outlook.

Since you’re embodiment of love, I’m an image of love.

Your love is in me, and mine in you. Here with willingness,

I am yours …The life I live, it’s yours. It is not mine to  own…

I surrender completely. My love belongs to you  …

I give myself solely to you.

 

Yvonne L

 

Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word is (Borrowed)

Black History – Richard Allen

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Some individuals succumb to adversity while others overcome them. Richard Allen, a former Delaware slave was an overcomer. Over 200 years ago, before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had a dream, Richard Allen did too. Allen is an African American who did not allow the color of his skin to define him. Today, the content of his character defines his legacy.

Richard Allen was born in February 1760 as a slave and died in March 1831 as the founder of the African American Episcopal church, the oldest independent Protestant denomination affiliation for African Americans and other worshipers.  Mother Bethel A.M.E. church in Philadelphia was founded in 1787 by Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others after being asked to leave from kneeling to pray with a White congregation at the St. George Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA.

“Today, the African Methodist Episcopal Church has membership in twenty Episcopal Districts in thirty-nine countries on five continents. The work of the Church is administered by twenty-one active bishops, and nine General Offices who manage the departments of the Church.”

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I am proud to have an affiliation with the African Methodist Episcopal Church organization. I attended Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church as a child until I reached age 30. I still have ties to the African Methodist Episcopal church and the legacy of  this organization.  Richard Allen’s determination is a testament to the will and determination of character to overcome adversity regardless of the color of the skin.

This month the Richard Allen postage stamp was unveiled.

 

~Yvonne Lott