Black Poetry : crushed to expand (new thoughts)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Crushed to expand

    I walked a life defined
    Like the shape of an olive
    Never allowing life to change
    The dimensions of my being;

    The reflection in the mirror
    Was of nature’s creations
    defined, described and
    Determined to never change;

    The well-rounded shape of life
    Left room to grow but just enough
    To move within the environment
    That my olive form dictated;

    The olive green of my eyes kept me
    From growth for I have arrived at the
    Place of full growth that my life plan
    Has determined for me;

    And yet it took the hand of God to press
    My life by pressing out the questions,
    Pressing out the doubt, pressing out the
    Pain and pressing out the confusion;

    With each press I found myself lost
    Seeking direction as the life I lived
    Was being reduced to a mere thought
    Of yesterday being rewritten for tomorrow;

    My olive like shell has lost its’ form
    Causing me to walk away from fear
    And journey into areas where trust
    and faith Failed to reside before;

    With each press my well defined form is
    Now being reshaped, releasing the sweat
    Of change and transforming it into a form
    Of oil flowing from the greatness within me;

    And now I see that my olive formed shape
    Of life was my design and I could never see
    The true value within if I never surrendered
    To the pressing of God’s hands upon me;

    Today I see that my life before was
    a useless form until His mercy crushed
    me to expand…me so that can pour
    His oil upon the lives of others…..

    Something that has rested in my thoughts…
     
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    PRAISE GOD

    I must give the glory to God Almighty, your conversion is one powerful testimony brother. It spoke to me deep in my soul, as if the inclusive message had become personal. I have faith that others will have a similar supernatural reaction, based on the spiritual content of CRUSHED TO EXPAND. Thank you, JESUS...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed sir Amen
    crushed to expand !
    u continue to preach i'm listening intently
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you both for the read...this has been a thought in the meadow for a season awaiting Spring to arrive...

    i am quieted today...
     
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