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 The Mind of The Lord

Do we have
The Lords interests
In mind

All
The
Time?

The larger
Of the questions
Is to ask
Ourselves

Have we bothered
Rather, are we bothered
That we have
Sought
Or not?

Do we not
Run ahead
Run away
And go about
That which Is

To our bents

To a crafted
Opinion

To that which
Is expedient

Unchecked
But not
Unlearned
Knowledge
But not
Knowing

Forgotten the
Participants
Addressed in;
[i]Thou savourest not
The things that be
Of God,
But those
That be
Of men[/i]

Whom it is
We seek
If we will not
Tarry

[i]What,
Could ye not
Watch with Me

One hour?[/i]

I am afraid
We can become
Wise

In our own
Eyes

Speaking
Of Him
About Him
While not

To Him

Praying
To our
Own head
Ever find this?

Strange to
Carry on a
Conversation

About the guest

As if He was not
Present

Tell me
My soul
Has thy opinon
Not any support
But any
Usefulness
Any
Reflection
Refraction

On the Lord

Cause Thy Name
To be
Distracted
Reverentialy
Feared
Trampled
Underfoot
Brought
Reproach upon
Dishonored

Does it seem
So important
Now?

There is still
Yet
An elevated

[b]I[/b]

It can
Deceive us
It
Takes
And supplants
And decides
And levels
A charge

It still
Has control
Has ambition
Has vehemence
And bitterness

It wants
And takes
And forces
It's
'Rights'

It
Has the
Preeminence

It finds not
The conflict
Of character

The duplicity
Of speech

The contradiction
Of conversation

It's bent is
To prove
To defend
And quarrel

More than
To simply

Ask

It is a slow
Painful
Death
To hold on
And relinquish
At the same time

Grieve not
Grieve
Not
The

Holy Spirit

Have we deluded
Ourselves
Into
Mistaking

His
Absence

For His
Presence?

And His Presence
For an imagination

Long ago His departure
And displeasure

Can two
Or three
Be gathered

Draw swords
And
Expect

"[i]I Am in
The midst
of them"[/i] ?

We disdain
Rebuke
And love
Rebuking

Take pride
Rather than
Forsake it

Fly
To controversy
And fear
Contemplation

Holiness
Is of the whole
And we would
Settle
For a part

Little concerned
Are we
That we have
Such
Little concern

Over our tongues
And over
What proceeds
From them

Is it not strange
That we have
Gone about the opposite?

Refuse to be wronged
And take it
Patiently

"Count it all joy"
When we are
Persecuted
Suffer
For
His
Name Sake

And it is turned
On it's head
And we count it as
All pride
That we have
One up
On the
'Heathen'

We can be more like
The Pharisee

Standing

By himself

Praying

'[i]God, I thank you
That I am not like
other men[/i]'

Than we know

Look down
The nose
Or face down
On the knees

Zealots
Or
Cynics?

Do we know
The difference?
Is there one?

Are we
Compromised?
Or
Proud
That we
Are not?

The difference between;

Compassion
Compromise
Consideration
Conduct
Character

Christ
Like
Likeness

Do we care
To help
Be of some
Help

Or to just
Pontificate
And set
Each other
Straight

Honest
Honesty
Honor

Find a
Relationship
Between them?

And what of
Giving
Place
One to another?

Do we know
The difference
In harsh
In mean-spiritedness
In cutting remarks
And slander

And being
Forthright?

We just do not
Pray as we ought
Because we flatly
Wont

Not that we
Can't

We would find
If we did
Desire
To wait
On Him

Help
In our
Oughts

Comfort
In our
Shoulds

Groans
Which
Cannot
Be uttered

His fire
For
Strange fire

And our hearts
Would burn
Within us

Bothered yet
By the seemingly
Distracted
Consideration ...

Unanswered prayer?
Disturbed enough
To inquire
Why?
Why not?

One question
Often arises

What is
Going on
In the hearts
Of the 'saints'?

And in the mind
And the thoughts

Where
Is

The Lords

Honor

And exaltation?

And why, why
Is there such
Little
Concern


That we lack
Humility

When His
Is so
Incredibly

Powerful

Oh, souls
Are we
Not

Truly
Thankful?

Our worship
Reactionary
Spontaneous
Over base
Impulse
And pretense

Do we truly
Need
To be
Taught

Gratitude?

Love?

Can it be
Taught
At all?

Imitated
Copied
Manufactured?

What of
Peace
Inwardly

And joy
Rapturing

To sense
The Lords
Pleasure
And
Well pleasing

"My peace"

Not
Either\or
Not
Abstraction
Flights of
Fancy
Or
Fantasy

Reality

Crave that?
A holy
[i]Must![/i]?

Truth in
The
Inward
Parts

Desired
On both
Ends

Faith
Of what
Substance

Tested
Purified
Strong
Noble

How pressing
The question...

[i]When the
Son of man
Cometh,[/i]

(Still expecting, yes?)

[i]Shall he find
Faith
On the earth?[/i]

Fear we
Suffering?

Or are we
More frightened
By

Silence ...

My heart is
Breaking
That there is

So
Little

Concern

Over
The Lords

Misrepresentation

I repent
For I have
Done it

A terrible thing
To speak
Instead
In His stead

Might we
Come to
And end
Of ourselves

Find that
Bottom

That we may
Transverse
Upwards

Find
The Lord's
Interests

For this hour

Oh Lord
Thou

Knowest

Show us
What is
Needed

What
We ought
To speak
To do
To be

Lay us
Aside
If need be

And let us
Speak
No more
"In this Name"

Until
We
Know
It









_________________
Mike Balog

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