Poems by Michele
I am the church, The foundation is my character,
The walls are my strength. The ceiling is my Father,
Who is the connecting link.
The lights are My eyes, The music is My heart, The
floor is the solid ground, never to depart,
The chairs represent My lap, for you to sit upon,
The offering is My hands, opened not withdrawn,
The pastor is My messenger who I have trusted with My sheep,
to be an example of My word, to impart wisdom when he speaks,
The doors are My arms, which welcome you in,
The people who are gathered here, are the people I call My friends,
When we work together all in one accord, You're
no longer sitting in a building, but in the heart
of the Lord...
You chose to ignore it when you walked by everyday
My people hungry and lonely, you have looked away.
The spirit that lives in you is asking you to stop but you
are much too busy walking your walk.
The people you have turned from are My children just the same
If they die tomorrow, who are we to blame?
The food has vanished and their loneliness remains, but my
Word and promises could have made a change.
Most of you would say, there was nothing I could do, but the
Holy Spirit answers, I have equipped you.
Equipped you to fight the battle for their lost souls.
Equipped you to teach them things they need to know.
What about Jesus? What about their souls?
So when you think that you can ignore it, pray deep
inside that I would give you the strength, not to walk on by.
If you knew me better you would know this is my heart.
It's tearing Me in pieces for us to be apart.
A Gift to the Giver
I gave the gift of my son, knowing the final cost,
He would be beaten, mocked, and crucified,
While being nailed to the cross,
The gift that I was giving would soon return to me,
To be a blessing to the world for all eternity,
As they wrapped Him in fine linen and laid Him in His grave,
The givers gift is coming back, His people would be Saved,
As time stood still, but yet moved about,
three days had past when He could see their doubt,
Do not be afraid, I am my Father's Son, A gift from the giver,
Now finish what I have begun,
You took the beatings that I so greatly deserved
You left us your wisdom, which is your Word
You've loved us more in spite of ourselves
You saved us from a raging hell
Your grace was enough, but you gave us still, your
Righteousness, and eternal will
I could never repay you nor would you ask
You placed our sins in the ocean of our past
You have washed us clean and made us new
Now our heads are held high while we worship you
Thank you Jesus for taking the stripes, so on this day
I too can fight the good fight
As I stand in awe of you
I die to myself it's the least I can do.
Rekindle Your Spirit
Are you so consumed with all of the tomorrows, that
you are ungrateful for what you have today?
Caught up in your life, forgetting the need to pray,
I wonder when your all alone, Do you realize that your
Life is not your own,
I am there between the silence in the night, fighting to
show you the plans I have made for your life,
The things you're saving for will soon fade away, Lay your
treasures up in heaven where they will always stay,
The day is short, with limited time,
the seasons are passing along with my signs,
Rekindle your spirit, then connect it with mine, It is not
to late I have saved you time.
Jesus is coming soon I feel it in my soul
There is not a lot I am certain of but this is what I know.
He died for our sins. He is coming back.
The month, the hour, I cannot be exact.
With the Lord by my side, I will do my part
to minister to the people and let Him use my heart
The words that I am hearing are, "Be quiet and very still"
You are much too busy My people to ever hear my will.
The gifts that I have left you, you're not even aware
there are so many of My children that could have been spared.
Spared from the evil that has consumed their souls.
Spared from the very one who was sent to make them whole.
Spared from the confusion of thinking this is home.
Spared from the emptiness of being alone.
So open your hearts and let Me in.
This is why I was sent, to wash away your sins.
The battle has been won a long time ago.
Now let Me place my Spirit in the window of your soul.
My Secret Place
As I stand inside your gentleness and your holy grace,
I'm surrounded by your faithfulness in our secret place,
The peace that abides in you, will always abide in me,
There is no other place my spirit wants to be,
The serenity that fills the space that I consume,
Keeps my spirit open in our secret room,
Open to listen to every word you speak,
Open to let you touch me in the places where I am weak,
You are my first love, so faithful and true,
I cherish the moments that I spend with you,
After we have shared and it is time for me to go,
I open up the door, and experience your glow,
I cannot hide it, you can plainly see,
You have poured out your glory all over me,
People all around me, ask "where have you been?"
I just smile and tell them, "with my special friend."
As fiery darts cascade by my head, what once were my friends now lie dead,
The fear of dying is not my threat, it's the unknown, it's what lies ahead.
The enemy is lurking behind every tree, plotting and planning to devour me.
I run, I hide, I seek higher ground while waiting for the unknown. Will I be found?
As I lie shaking surrounded by fear, I closed my eyes then I could hear,
Son, as fiery darts pass by your head,
I am there I am not dead. The fear of dying
should not be a concern. You have been
bought, paid for and earnestly earned but
if you choose to walk, away you can run,
you can hide, but you cannot escape.
The devourer is looking for every lost soul
who's sitting on the fence of the unknown.
The fire that burns in me is stronger than the flame.
It has consumed all my thoughts, and I'll never think the same
Now when I see a blind man I begin to pray,
Oh Lord deliver him from his blinded ways
It is not that he is blind, it's because he cannot see,
there is a God who loves him and wants to set him free
Free from the bondage the world has kept him in,
free from being trapped in his self-loathing sin.
It's not the lack of knowledge that makes him unaware,
it's the life he is caught in that seems the most unfair.
His eyes may not open, but now he clearly sees,
there is a dying world which awaits it's misery
To understand he his blind is to know that he is blessed.
God has chosen him for the ultimate test.
Can you serve Me still and know why?
The eyes that I have given you have also left you blind.
Stop treating Me like an option, where you can pick and choose,
for if your decision is wrong then it’s you who will surely lose
Can you see that I am the answer? Or is that beyond your reach?
Did you know that I walked the earth for many years, this is where I preached?
I taught you the power of healing. I made a blind man see.
I showed you who my Father is when you looked at Me.
When My journey was over I went to the cross,
where I gave my life to His people who were scared, lonely and lost
In three days I arose to everyone confused, do not make Me an option,
or it is you who will lose
Many did not believe what they could see with their own eyes
and when I came to speak to them, they were terrified
It was their decision and they chose not to believe, that I was
sent by my Father to set His people free.
When you are faced with the option, do not make Me a choice,
sit quietly before Me and listen to My voice.
May I always walk in your wisdom Lord, bathe in Your ways; sit at Your feet of mercy and grace
May my ears hear knowledge and seek understanding,
May my life be a runway for your people’s landing?
May I say, Glory be to God for saving this sheep
who were lonely, lost, abandoned and weak
May I open the door for all to see
the miracle You performed while healing me
May I shout to the mountain so everyone can hear, There is a God in heaven who has captured all your tears and has counted every one and matched them to His.
He has seen the sorrow of your soul and the pain beating against your heart, His grace is His mercy nailed to the cross.
Step out by faith one step at a time, until you reach the promise
while being “ripened on the vine.”
When the trumpets sound where will you be?
What will you be doing? Will you be seeking me?
The time is now to make you stand,
Do you believe? Do you understand?
I am your God, never have I changed,
the desires of My heart still remains the same
To be a friend, to guide your way, to walk beside you every day,
to lift you up when you are low, to follow you where ever you go
I am here to comfort you, to give you peace in all you do
If your spirit is empty, and your soul unaware, then
close your eyes and let Me in, and soon you'll feel me there
Can you hear me Lord? Can you feel my pain?
Do you know the disappointment I feel
when our thoughts are not the same,
Oh Lord, I cry the tears that I know you can see,
they come from my eyes, but they are not for me,
The feelings that I have comes from deep inside,
the sorrow that awaits me I cannot hide,
Oh Lord, I am in despair when I am not being used,
I want to be an example that the people choose
Use me Lord how you see fit,
I am not a part-time believer, I'll never quit,
My life is an open book for everyone to see,
it is not about my past but rather
Who lives and reigns in me.
Clothed In Righteousness
The garments of this world were the garments I was in,
stained with unrighteousness, stained with sin
I tried to walk away but I was captured by deceit,
convinced I was unworthy by the shame of being me
I was chained to lies to the depths of my soul,
unconscious where I was or where I needed to go.
I heard of something more, someone you could not see,
I was told to invite Him in and all my sins would be set free.
I closed my eyes and opened my soul,
this is where it happened when I was made whole.
The unrighteous garments just fell to the floor,
and there I stood cleansed at my Fathers door.
Glory be to God for His wisdom and strength,
for knowing who we are and where we are weak.