MY INVOCATION AS YOUR DEAR HEART
Extricated from chains of religious fanaticism
Here am I, your dear heart*, blissfully exultant
Freely exalting the gracious Redeemer
Whose compassion reached out to your soul
Pardoning you against everlasting condemnation.
Quickened toward great revival from lukewarm fellowship
Here am I, your dear heart, triumphantly rejoicing
Adoring worshipfully Almighty God
Who marvelously wrought new birth in your spirit
Enabling you to partake of His granted divine nature.
Inspired to labor not to gain worldly fame, but to glorify the King of kings
Here am I, your dear heart, yielded to His leadership
Drawing nigh to His altar, abiding in the will of the Master
Who alone knows perfectly your motives and intents
Blessing your stewardship of earnestly ministering to others.
Anchored upon precepts’ verities, defying sand-braced dogmas
Here am I, your dear heart, championing holy convictions
Expressing your scriptural faith granted by the Lord
Who sanctifies you in your heavenly journey through His Word
Vouching your sincere testimony, even your prayed-for poetry.
Yet, grieving over vanity’s grip when your carnality reigns
Here am I, your dear heart, succumbing to frustration-attacks
Lamenting as I beseech the loving Saviour
Whose tender mercies can purify your flesh
Constraining you to present your body a living sacrifice unto Him.
*Psalm73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
January 17, 2020
2nd place, "Dear Heart" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Silent One; judged on 1/19/2020.
Copyright © Beata Agustin | Year Posted 2020
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