Archive for July, 2014

Undivided Heart- Based on Ezekiel 11:19

July 14th, 2014

 

Saviour, Lord of all, my foundation,

My Father who loved before I was my parents’ thought.

So many things try to capture my heart.

Claim the salvation of souls so fiercely sought.

 

But I am Yours, as You are mine,

To love one another with heart, soul and mind.

From this day forth I declare no other,

Takes the place of the Saviour brother.

 

Idols destroyed, all else but loss,

Clinging to none but the One who hung on the Cross.

The Saviour who was also the lamb,

The King most High who became the lowliest man.

 

Forgot all dignity, became love in its harshest form,

Sacrifice more severe than any other could perform.

I humbly declare naught remains in my heart but the Eternal One.

All material forgotten in the name of the Worthy Son.

 

 Ryan Lane 2014

I am nothing

July 7th, 2014

I am nothing without You in my heart,

An untapped void, an unwatered seed,

Finished before the start.

 

My wholeness is not without You,

An illusion of the mind,

A lie thought to be truth.

 

I shrink inward without Your water,

Starve without Your daily bread,

Search for the treasure most sought.

 

I know not whether it be creation,

Or whether it be nurture,

Or if culmination forms the ideation.

 

For You are the artist of every canvas,

Every distinguishing feature,

The molecules, strokes, stanzas.

 

As inescapable as the atmosphere,

Yet addictive like no other,

Not a drug, but serenity when You are near.

 

Still I cry “draw near!” when you never left,

Claim I found You when You weren’t hiding,

Mourning when there is none to be bereft.

 

Thought I loved something other than you,

But You are in everything,

Thus it was You I pursued.

 

Though not the ideal of true worship,

The emptiness drew me back,

Hallejuia once again on my tongue’s tip.

 

Everywhere, everyone, everything, eternal,

Not to be kept; simply shared and known,

This abounding, magnificent kernel.

 

Ryan Lane 2014